Blacksburg Is for Entrepreneurs – Another Top Listing

In Blacksburg is for Entrepreneurs, I mentioned I learned from Aric Bopp, Executive Director of the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance that Blacksburg was rated by as #10 on its list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers.

Now I heard from the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce that Blacksburg was named by CNN as #43 on a list of 100 Best Places to Live and Launch based on an analysis of "best mix of business advantage and lifestyle appeal."

VT KnowledgeWorks, Blacksburg’s high-tech business accelerator, just announced its 33rd member company, Safe NanoMaterials, Inc., led by CEO Benjamin Lepene.

Nice choice of locale for a high-tech business start-up, Ben.

Full story on the CNN 100 Best Places to Live and Launch 

Full story on the 10th annual ranking of Best Places for Business and Careers

Press release in .pdf format on Benjamin Lepene and Safe Nanomaterials

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