Business Resources

Below, you will be able to find information for businesses in various topics, including:


Submitted by Wayne Strickland, Executive Director
Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission

Virginia Employment Commission –

Western Virginia Workforce Development Board -

Virginia Western Community College Workforce Development –

Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties –

Roanoke College’s The Management Institute –

Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council –

Virginia Economic Development Partnership –

Roanoke Regional Partnership –

Salem Department of Planning and Development –

Roanoke County Department of Economic Development –

City of Roanoke Department of Economic Development –

TAP Business Seed Capital –


Virginia Department of Business Assistance –

Virginia Small Business Financing Authority –

Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center –

U.S. Small Business Administration –

Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission –

Environmental Safety and Security

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality – Protects the environment of Virginia in order to promote the health and well-being of the citizens of the Commonwealth.

Energy Star – A government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.


Environmental Quality Management Inc. (EQ – EQM) –

Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore: Charles L. Williams, Jr. –

Froehling & Robertson Inc. –

The Environmental Directory –

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency –

Center for Disease Control and Prevention –

Education and Training

Submitted by Donna Tatum, Executive Recruiter
The Renick Group

Conflict Resolution Center
540-342-2063 x 303

Dale Carnegie

Goodwill Industries of the Valley Job Campus

Advantage Resource Group

Cogden & Associates

Western Va Workforce Development Board

Titan America –

American National University
Ron Bradbury, Campus Director
1813 E. Main St.
Salem, VA 24153

ITT Technical Institute
2159 Apperson Drive
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: 540-989-2500
Fax: 540-989-2550

Averett University
Roanoke Higher Education Center
108 N. Jefferson Street
Phone: 540-767-6040
Fax: 540-767-6041

Virginia Western Community College – Main Campus
P. O. Box 14007
Roanoke, VA 24038-4007
Fishburn Hall – Ground Floor
3093 Colonial Avenue
Phone: 540-857-6076
Fax: 540-857-7386

Skyline College
5234 Airport Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
Phone: 540-563-8000
Fax: 540-362-5400

Roanoke County Library – Offers low cost training to the public and has a number of courses for new computer users.

Roanoke County Parks and Recreation – courses cover basic computer terminology, use of a mouse, how to create and save files to a disk, and practice using Microsoft Windows and the Internet.

Roanoke County Schools Adult Education – Courses offered include Spanish, GED preparation, trade and industry, and ESL.
Burton Center
1758 Boulevard
Salem, VA 24153

Roanoke Higher Education Center – Several degree options in addition to customized training for business and industry.

Management and Professional Development, Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech – We custom design training and development programs for supervisory level through executive levels in organizations around the world. Our focus is on productivity gains for organizations; not knowledge for the sake of knowledge. We can work with corporate training departments to conduct training program audits, design programs and deliver programs when needed. Our programs are all researched based but application oriented. Participants can immediately apply concepts for a fast return on investment of training and development. Our span of offerings is across the business spectrum: accounting and information systems, business information systems, finance, hospitality and tourism, management, marketing with multiple research centers which can provide services as well.

Roanoke College
221 College Lane
Salem, VA 24153