Agricultural Heritage Meets Strong Manufacturing Base

With a rich history in agriculture, the region is now made up of a strong manufacturing base, including everything from snack foods and Gatorade, to leading human resources software and revolutionary plug-less power systems for electric vehicles.

Mount Rogers Regional Partnership’s strategic East Coast location is the driving force behind the recent growth in the food and beverage processing cluster. With access to three-fourths of the U.S. population within a day’s truck drive, the region is prime for companies that need quick access to their customer base. In addition to the food and beverage industry, the region’s manufacturing base includes automotive-related companies using sophisticated technology to make precision parts for the world’s leading automakers, as well as high-tech companies in the plastics, furniture, distribution, and defense industries.

Internationally recognized companies such as ABB, General Dynamics, Pepsi, and Utility Trailer have made the MRRP region their home. If your company is looking for a place to call home, new industrial and business parks are available throughout the region, as well as existing buildings that are move-in ready or can be adapted to various sizes for manufacturing, office, or warehousing requirements.