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Pulaski County land and farms draw investors, developers and businesses from around the world due to its excellent transportation corridor courtesy of I-81, skilled workforce and natural resources. Land in Pulaski County is adjacent to Bland, Giles, Montgomery, Radford, Floyd, Carroll and Wythe counties. Located in the Appalachian region, the 330-square-mile county is home to 34,027 residents. The county tops the state in 2020 with the number of new job creations. It is home to eight international companies that represent 5,000 manufacturing jobs. Included in the top private employers are Volvo Group North America, Phoenix Packaging Operations and Moog Inc. Traditional farms also play an important role in the county’s economic viability. Farmland encompasses 77,504 acres, and livestock and poultry account for 64% of agricultural sales. Tourism, hunting and fishing draw thousands of visitors each year. Claytor Lake State Park and New River Trail State Park are popular for hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding and hunting. George Washington and Jefferson National Forests also are haunts for hunters looking for bears, deer and turkeys. Other attractions include St. Albans Sanitarium, which has become popular for paranormal investigations, and D.C. Wysor Observatory and Museum. Pulaski County Public Schools provides public education for K-12, and New River Community College offers higher learning.