Strategic Plan - ELEVATE 2026


Communities that plan are communities that succeed... It's going to benefit the people that live in Roanoke County. 

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ELEVATE Roanoke County 
2026 Plan

Elevate Roanoke County

Roanoke County is currently engaged in the yearlong process to develop the County's five-year strategic plan for economic growth, entitled ELEVATE Roanoke County 2026 PlanRoanoke County Economic Development has published the  DRAFT Strategic Plan that will, once adopted, serve as the official strategic planning document. This Plan will serve as the County's guide for strategically growing Roanoke County's tax base, retaining, expanding, and attracting businesses, and providing a sustainable economy for the business community and high quality of life for our residents.

ELEVATE 2026 - Draft Plan overview on Roanoke County Business Partners

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ELEVATE 2026 - Draft Plan presentation
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Strategic Plan Goal Areas

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To attract and facilitate the growth of businesses, jobs and population that increase taxable investment, provide sustainable community resources and ensure an outstanding quality of life.

Roanoke County is the choice community for high quality living, investing and working because we value and invest in people, place, business and opportunity.


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Grow Roanoke County’s commercial base to ensure a dynamic and thriving economic future

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Create a Roanoke County for the next generation with diverse living, experiences & amenities

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Ensure broad community benefit from economic growth and prosperity

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Reinforce Roanoke County’s key role in the regional economy

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Promote excellence in public education and community building

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Become the location of choice for business and residents


Roanoke County Overview

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 Draft Plan introduction

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Roanoke County launches ELEVATE Roanoke County 2026 strategic plan 
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Timeline of ELEVATE 2026:

January 2021: Project Kickoff

March 2021: Initial Data Collection

June 2021: Synthesis and SWOT Analysis

October 2021: Data Report and Public Input

November 2021: Presentation and Final Report