Based in Radford, VA, the New River Valley Regional Commission is a network of local government and universities serving the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski, and the City of Radford. The Commission is a collaborative effort which coordinates local, state and national resources to address problems surrounding economic and community development, natural resources, housing and transportation.

Type of Organization Local Government


Primary Contact  
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Issues of Focus

Collaborative solution seeking for community development,  economic development, natural resources, housing and transportation.

Getting Involved 

The Commission meets monthly on the fourth Thursday at 6:00pm at the New River Valley Business Center in Fairlawn. All meetings are open to the public. All 12 local governments and participating universities send a representative and communities with more than 3500 also send a citizen representative.

Programs, Projects and Services

The NRVRC completed a  Green Infrastructure Plan : New River Valley Natural & Cultural Resources 

They also manage an extensive G.I.S. (Geographic Information System) online mapping system for a regional food guide and NRV recreation and trails. 


Providing expertise, technical support as well as securing federal and state funding for :

Partners and Frequent Collaborators

Counties : Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski;   Towns and Cities : Radford, Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Dublin, Floyd, Glen Lyn, Narrows, Pearisburg, Pembroke, Pulaski, Rich Creek;  Universities : New River Community College, Radford University, Virginia Tech : New River Valley Economic Development Alliance, New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Investment Board, Virginia’s First Regional Industrial Facilities Authority, and the New River Valley Development Corporation, Livability Initiative, New River Valley HOME Consortium, Department of Housing and Community Development, Rural Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Virginia Department of Forestry

Future Developments for This Wiki

Specifics on projects, meetings and goals