Attracting Business and Talent by Investing in Our Community


The Roanoke Regional Partnership and Roanoke Outside Foundation celebrated a major win in March, awarding 14 grants through Project Outside.

Funds raised during the latter part of 2020, will support outdoor projects including greenway repairs for section damaged by flooding, machines for trail work, installing a new river access ramp, tools for volunteer trail workers, development of outdoor program for underserved youth, disc golf course improvements, and support for outdoor businesses impacted by the pandemic.

“The goal of Project Outside was to fill maintenance funding gaps in projects or initiatives and pool resources to tackle large-scale outdoor infrastructure projects,” said Pete Eshelman, director of the Roanoke Outside Foundation. “These projects all showed need and can make immediate impact in the community.”

Project Outside is just one more piece of the bigger economic development puzzle in the Roanoke Region.