Blacksburg/Christiansburg/Radford Third in Job Creation

I can’t speak to the specifics of the data, but the news from the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance is that for 2011, the New River Valley (Blacksburg/Christiansburg/Radford MSA) ranked third nationally in job creation for 2011, with a 5.32% increase in jobs.  The Blacksburg/Christiansburg/Radford MSA ranked first among Virginia MSAs, as well as first among other university communities.

THAT’S good news, folks.  Other VA MSA’s were also ranked, including:

  • Charlottesville MSA / +3.03%
  • Winchester MSA / +2.93%
  • Harrisonburg MSA / +1.61%
  • Lynchburg MSA / +1.o7%
  • Danville MSA / +1.03%
  • Richmond MSA / +.43%
  • Virginia Beach MSA / -.21%
  • Roanoke MSA / -.59%

You can read the full report here.  And here’s a link to another site highlighting how the New River Valley stacks up.


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