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Roanoke Recognized as one of America's Best Small Cities on the Rise
Roanoke was recently recognized as one of America's Best Small Cities on the Rise. 
Virginia Science Festival Comes to Roanoke - Blacksburg
The first ever Virginia Science Festival will come to Roanoke - Blacksburg in October 2014. The festival combines the worlds of science, technology, engineering art and mathematics.
Roanoke - Blacksburg Technology Council's 15th Annual TechNite Awards Banquet
   More than 700 leaders and innovators gathered for the Roanoke - Blacksburg Technology Council’s 15th annual TechNite Awards Banquet Friday, May 9 at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center.   The TechNite Awards Banquet featured a networking reception, a keynote speech entitled “Innovation and the Role of Higher Education” from Dr. Charles Steger, an awards ceremony recognizing the region’s leaders and an After Party at the Science Museum of Western Virginia. This year’s banquet drew the highest attendance yet.   Katie Love,...
Roanoke ranked #7 on list of cities with the most content workers
Roanoke was ranked #7 on USA Today's list of "Cities with the most content workers."
The RBTC is recognized for cultivating an entrepreneurial culture in the region
"Montgomery County has a supportive entrepreneurial culture that is cultivated by the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council and is home to several successful corporate parks, including the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center and Falling Branch Corporate Park in Christiansburg."
NuSpark Hosts Successful Launch & Pitch Competition
Over 200 people attended the launch of a new space called NuSpark February 3rd in Blacksburg, VA. The atmosphere was electric as students from area universities and community members competed for $1500 in prize money for their start-up in NuSpark’s inaugural pitch competition. 
Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program Connects Students With Internships in STEM Industries
Will your company be hiring college students for paid internships for this spring and/or summer?  If so, CSIIP, a partner of the Roanoke - Blacksburg Technology Council, can help. 
Roanoke - Blacksburg Technology Council Attends Preview of "The Space"
The RBTC attended the preview of the new "Space" opening soon in Blacksburg, along with around 200 other innovators and big thinkers in the region.
Senator Kaine Roundtable Hosted By Aeroprobe
We held a roundtable with Senator Kaine at Aeroprobe's new facility.
U.S. Chamber Recognizes Virginia in Top States for Innovation
Virginia was recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as being among the top three states in the country for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Lack of skilled workers for tech jobs affects local companies
Finding skilled technology workers with enough experience is becoming more difficult. Promoting high tech jobs in the region may be part of the solution to this problem. The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council has had 341 unique jobs posted by 63 companies in the last year and more than 1,500 people posting their resumes.
Governor McDonnell Announces Creation of MACH37™, America's Premier Market-Centric Cyber Security Accelerator
Governor McDonnell announced the creation of MACH37™, a market-centric cyber security accelerator to be located at the Center for Innovative Technology. The accelerator was designed with a focus on cyber security startup companies
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