Home To Great College Towns

Virginia’s esteemed colleges and universities are located in some of the greatest college towns in the country, and many young grads want to stay in these areas. Blacksburg, home to Virginia Tech, is the location of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, with over 3,300 employees and nearly 200 companies.

You will find similar examples throughout Virginia; in Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, and Wise. Larger cities in Virginia also have a major student presence, like Richmond, Norfolk, and Fredericksburg, serving as a rich base of recruitable talent for a company’s operations.

The pipeline of young talent graduating from Virginia’s universities in rural locations makes them attractive for BPO and service centers. Quality of life combined with a low cost of living are distinct advantages for rural-based service centers – examples exist throughout rural Virginia in places like Buchanan County, where Sykes Enterprises expanded employment by 100 to serve its global client base.

College of William & Mary
Norfolk State University
University Of Virginia