Joint partnership announced to attract aviation companies to NRV

Neighbors waiting for answers about airport project

DUBLIN, Va. (WFXR) – The New River Valley Airport and the New River Valley Commerce Park have joined forces to attract new industry to the New River Valley in hopes to bring E-commerce, air freight, aircraft manufacturing, unmanned aerial vehicle development, or other companies to the region, such as aircraft maintenance and overhaul facilities in need of ample acreage and ready access to a sizable runway .

The NRV Commerce Park is a certified, 1,000-acre industrial park, owned by Virginia’s First Regional Industrial Facility Authority (VFRIFA) and is adjacent to the NRV Airport, which boasts a 150-foot wide, 6,201-foot runway and is owned by the NRV Airport Commission.

As the two properties share a property boundary over 7,000 feet in length, large-scale projects can easily be accommodated with a new partnership.

A special effort is being made to recruit E-Commerce companies to the area.

“Forming this important partnership is a critical step in attracting new companies that rely on airport access to the region. The NRV Commerce Park is an incredible asset for the greater New River Valley region of Virginia, which has only been possible through the strategic collaboration of VFRIFA’s member localities.”

Mary Biggs, VFRIFA Board of Directors Chair

The New River Valley Airport has been working with 6A Development, LLC which has extensive experience in developing air cargo facilities to explore the marketplace and potentials of expanding air cargo facilities in the New River Valley, as they have already done at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

The NRV Airport Commission has seven member jurisdictions which include the counties of Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski as well as the city of Radford and the towns of Christiansburg, Dublin and Pulaski.

VFRIFA is compromised of eleven member localities including the counties of Bland, Craig, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski and Roanoke as well as the cities of Radford and Roanoke and the towns of Dublin, Pearisburg and Pulaski.

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