I’m woefully behind on this news, but Blacksburg has once again been named a “Best” Town in America, this time by BestCollegeReviews.com. From the site:
Blacksburg – and the New River Valley – have just been named to another “Best” list.
I know I’m woefully behind on posting this, but I checked – to be sure – and the ranking is still there.
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.
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.
Once again, Blacksburg and the New River Valley have been named to a nationwide “best” list …