The Western Virginia Regional Industrial Facility Authority was formed in 2014 by Botetourt County, Franklin County, Roanoke County, the City of Roanoke, the City of Salem and the Town of Vinton.  The purpose of the Authority is to provide a mechanism for localities cooperate regionally on economic development projects. The Authority works closely with member governments and economic developers throughout the Roanoke Valley Region of Virginia. 

Board Meetings

Board meetings are typically held on the third Friday of each month at 10:00AM at the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission Office, 313 Luck Avenue SW, Roanoke, Va. A list of other public meetings and more information with agenda packets can be found on our full meeting calendar.

Wood Haven Road Site

The Western Virginia Regional Industrial Facility Authority (WVRIFA), comprised of local government leaders from Roanoke County, Roanoke City and the City of Salem, has acquired 106 acres on Wood Haven Road for economic development purposes. Consulting engineering firm Draper Aden Associates has been hired to assist in the master planning of the site. The process will include several community meetings to share and collect information.

The WVRIFA has awarded a contract to Bowman Excavating for demolition of the structures at 7629, 7755, and 7911 Wood Haven Road.  This work, conducted over the next few weeks, was authorized by the WVRIFA to help improve overall appearance of the properties, make the land easier to maintain,  and prevent deterioration of the aging structures which will occur naturally from lack of use.


Wood Haven Site Information