The Roanoke Centre for Industry and Technology
The Roanoke Centre for Industry and Technology (RCIT) is one of Western Virginia’s premiere industrial parks. This 440-acre park was initially developed by the City of Roanoke in 1980, and was expanded in 1992. RCIT is adjacent to U.S. Route 460 and offers quick access to Interstate 581 (approximately 3.4 miles) and Interstate 81 (approximately 6.9 miles), and is less than 4 miles to the Norfolk Southern Bulk Transfer Terminal and 8 miles to Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.
Ten industrial sites within RCIT have been developed, with two City-owned sites combined at approximately 18 acres available; these sites are graded and are ready for development. RCIT is zoned I-1 (Light Industrial), which will accommodate a wide variety of uses such as manufacturing, distribution, warehousing, and logistics. In addition, the park is located within an Enterprise Zone, which allows for possible utilization of a number of grant and incentive opportunities.