Economic Development

Roanoke was voted Number 2 in Kiplinger’s Best Cities Reader’s Poll award. Roanoke was a featured profile city on one of most read and influential technology blogs in the world,, just behind Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio.

Roanoke ranked among best places to open a restaurant per the Restaurant Growth Index, an exclusive market analysis report compiled by Nielsen Claritas.

Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center is presented with their sixth Pride Award – awarded to the top 10 hotels within the brand – as well as Awards of Excellence in Hospitality, Food and Beverage, and Housekeeping