2022 State of the Commonwealth Report
The Blacksburg-Christiansburg metropolitan statistical area includes the counties of Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski as well as the independent city of Radford. Virginia Tech, with over 37,000 full-time equivalent students in the 2021–2022 academic year, is not only the largest employer in the metro area, but it continues to expand its reach across the Commonwealth. We highlight how the metro region has fared over the last decade and discuss the prospects for future growth.
Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 5: A Deeper Dive Into The Blacksburg-Christiansburg Metropolitan Area" (2022). State of the Commonwealth Reports. 70.