MARKET OVERVIEW

The Shenandoah Valley offers a readily trainable workforce and a powerful cluster of employers rooted in manufacturing, agriculture, and logistics. Home to successful long-standing companies, contagious entrepreneurial spirit, and complete workforce solutions, the Shenandoah Valley was rated by Colliers International as one of the “10 Emerging U.S. Industrial Markets to Watch in 2019.” Four out of five of Virginia’s top agriculture-producing counties are located here, making the Valley the number one region in the Commonwealth for the total value of agricultural products sold. Food and Beverage production is at the heart of the region’s manufacturing sector, employing over 16% of the Valley’s labor force, more than four times that of the national average.

#1 Region in the Virginia for the total value of agricultural products sold

4X Food and Beverage production is more than four times that of the national average

4 out of 5 of Virginia’s top agriculture-producing counties are located here

Explore the ways we’re positioned to provide businesses access to the most competitive markets both nationally and internationally. See how the proximity of the Virginia Inland Port means you can reach international markets without having to pay higher coastal prices. Learn about how a new partnership at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport is providing unprecedented connectivity to the rest of the world. And find out how relying on the interstate system alone, a business could boast a One Day Truck to Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Atlanta, Nashville, and New York – and that’s only for starters. Click here to download an infographic to learn more about growing your company’s future in the Shenandoah Valley.

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