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LiveXchange Emerging Industries connects economic developers with site selectors in pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings. The following economic development organizations will be participating at LiveXchange Emerging Industries. Check back as more EDOs come on board.



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Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Virginia’s premier talent base makes for a world-class labor pool ready to meet business needs in all key employee profiles. Across industries, Virginia’s workforce is one of the most educated populations in the country – nearly 42% of the population has a bachelor’s degree or higher, making the Commonwealth the eighth most educated state in the country (and first in the South).

Virginia continues to raise the bar when it comes to talent development. Programs such as the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program and the Tech Talent Investment Program make sure Virginians are prepared for the jobs of today and the future.


Roanoke Regional Partnership

Businesses want to get in on what’s happening in the Roanoke Region of Virginia. From advanced manufacturing to shared services to national breweries to life science, we’re rippling with new opportunities. And hiking, biking, and paddling are so close that work-life flows seamlessly into play life. It’s what makes the Roanoke Region the natural choice for talent and business.

Roanoke is located equidistant from New York City and Atlanta and accessible to two-thirds of the U.S. population in a day’s shipping time. Add in Virginia’s pro-business climate with low business costs in a right-to-work state with a cost of living below the national average.

From business quality to quality of life, the Roanoke Region is a well-rounded East Coast location.


Waynesboro Economic Development

Strategically located in the I-81 corridor in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Waynesboro is a city of approximately 22,000 people, nestled in the folds of the Blue Ridge Mountains with the beautiful South River bisecting our downtown. Our manufacturing prowess dates to the 1800s when companies flocked to the area to take advantage of the water and transportation access.  Stoves, doors, furniture, bricks, barrels, dairy products, paper, and matches all carried the “Made in Waynesboro” label.   

Products made here played an important role in furnishing American homes, shaping the fashion industry, and landing men on the moon.

U.S. Plains



Ameren powers the quality of life, as an investor-owned utility and Fortune 500 company operating in both Illinois and Missouri. Access to sites, accelerated speed to market, reliability, and affordability make doing business in the Ameren Illinois and Ameren Missouri service territory a smart choice. The Ameren service area is competitively positioned as a hub for distribution, advanced manufacturing, and agribusiness; coupled with a workforce energized by education and experience with the famous Midwest work ethic creating a talent pool that is both dependable and highly productive.



Amarillo Economic Development Corporation

The Amarillo Economic Development Corporation knows companies want to be confident in its future while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.You deserve to have both a thriving career and family.To do that, you must live in a vibrant community that supports you.

For more than 30 years, the Amarillo EDC has supported hundreds of businesses in their relocation, growth, and expansion process.We want to make Amarillo a place where businesses and individuals can prosper.Learn more about how Amarillo can help you succeed.

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