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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. Read More

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford A Best Place for College Grads

A friend of mine recently graduated from Radford’s Nursing program. She said – rather matter-of-factly – that 90% of her graduating class did not have a job. Here I thought health care was THE field to be in, and she’s saying that 9 out of 10 graduates can’t find work. Read More