Southwest Virginia’s e-Region

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Why Should You Choose Southwest Virginia’s e-Region for Your Business?

Strategically located in the eastern U.S., the region offers an ideal location to serve markets in the East, Mid-America and the world. Our region offers a qualified workforce, a pro-business environment, plus low tax rates, sites and buildings with infrastructure in place, unique incentive programs, and excellent quality of life for employers and their employees.


Todd Elswick
Todd Elswick
President of Paul’s Fan Company
"Because of VCEDA’s expertise, their outside of the box solutions, and advocacy for Paul’s Fan Company, we are able to retain 40 jobs and plan to add another 40 over the next 10 years.”
Todd McReynolds
Todd McReynolds
Former Senior Vice President, Sykes Inc.
"Without the partnership of VCEDA, Sykes-Intuit (now Sitel-Intuit) would not have over 1,000 jobs in Southwest Virginia. VCEDA has set the standard for other regional partnerships across our commonwealth.”
Melanie Protti-Lawrence
Melanie Protti-Lawrence
President, Lawrence Brothers, Inc.
“As a small business owner in Southwest Virginia, the assistance provided by VCEDA has allowed our third generation, family owned and operated manufacturing facility to grow by leaps and bounds."

Prepared Workforce

Locating here, your company has access to tailored workforce training such as fast track software programming, IT help desk or advanced manufacturing technology. The region offers training in mechatronics, robotics, 3D printing, drone technology, cyber security, environmental technologies as well as software engineering.


Pro Business and Exceptional Living

Low taxes and cost of living, a pro business environment, plus outstanding scenery and unique amenities make locating and living in our corner of Virginia a good decision. Having virtual employees, teleworking, or sharing co-working spaces are also options in our region.


Unique Incentive Programs

The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority offers several unique incentive and financing programs designed to bring jobs and economic diversification to Southwest Virginia’s e-Region. Aggressive financing packages can be offered, including one for companies new to Virginia.


Industry Highlights

Tempur Sealy
Tadano Mantis Cranes
England Furniture

Latest News

Just Adventure Productions LLC Approved for VCEDA Seed Capital Grant

BIG STONE GAP, VA – SEPTEMBER 7, 2023 – Assisting other small businesses with their digital production and marketing needs is the primary goal of Just Adventure Productions LLC, a recent recipient of a $10,000 Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) Seed Capital Matching Grant. Justin Falin officially opened the business which provides full-service videography, […]


Belcher Named to Virginia Business Power 500 List

LEBANON, VA – AUGUST 31, 2023 – Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) Executive Director/General Counsel Jonathan Belcher has been named to the Virginia Business Power 500 listing for the second year in a row. The list recognizes what the magazine defines as Virginia’s most powerful leaders across 19 sectors ranging from real estate and […]


VCEDA Seed Capital Grant Approved for Stoney Ridge Farm and Retreat, LLC

NORTH TAZEWELL, VA – AUGUST 22, 2023 – Visitors to the region looking for a “glamping” experience need look no further than Tazewell County as Laura Hunt and David Belanger open Stoney Ridge Farm and Retreat, LLC and its first yurt camping this fall. Additionally, the business is a working farm and will provide opportunities […]


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Regional Map

Check out Southwest Virginia’s e-Region on this interactive map.
Click on the symbols: Find Airports that service the region. Check out Industrial Parks, Major Employers, Workforce Development, Higher Education and Hospitals.

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Tri-Cities Regional2525 TN-75 Suite 301, Blountville, TN 37617-82.409900636.481641airport
Lonesome Pine Regional Airport6225 Airport Rd, Wise, VA 24293-82.52855136.985154airport
Lee County Airport773 Airport Rd, Jonesville, VA 24263-83.21669636.657040airport
Tazewell County Airport2200 Airport Rd, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609-81.79833937.062490airport
Virginia Highlands Airport18521 Lee Hwy, Abingdon, VA 24210-82.03386736.686125airport
Mercer County Airport300 Markell Dr #200, Bluefield, WV 24701-81.20765237.295878airport
Breaks Regional Airport ( PENDING )State Rte 718, Grundy, VA 24614-82.210623237.2289123airport
Bluestone Regional Business and Technology Center326 Shannondale Drive, Bluefield, VA 24605-81.433709637.1794031industrial-park
Russell Regional Business Technology Park139 Highlands Drive, 
Lebanon, VA 24266-82.072307136.9039688industrial-park
Cumberland Plateau Regional Industrial ParkRegional Park Road, Lebanon, VA 24266-82.05240836.900244industrial-park
Coalfield Regional Industrial Park1524 Red Onion Prison Road, Clintwood, VA 24228-82.53726437.126342industrial-park
Lonesome Pine Regional Business and Technology Park6012 Pinnacle Drive, Wise, VA 24293-82.52577836.980781industrial-park
Scott County Regional Business and Technology Park372 Technology Trail Lane, Duffield, VA 24244-82.80328936.715034industrial-park
Riverside DevelopmentU.S. 23 South and Riverside Park Lane, Weber City, VA 24290-82.57208936.640087industrial-park
Constitutional Oaks Industrial Park221 Constitutional Oaks Dr., Rose Hill, VA 24281-83.33587336.684707industrial-park
Southern Gap Development2644 Ruffed Grouse Lane, Grundy, VA 24614-82.162314237.227615industrial-park
West River Conveyors & Machinery Co.8936 Dismal River Rd, Oakwood, VA 24631-81.95551637.246553employer
Paul’s Fan Company2738 Home Creek Rd, Grundy, VA 24614-82.07069037.350390employer
Serco539 Technology Dr., Clintwood, VA 24228-82.443783437.1441307employer
SAIC539 Technology Drive Suite 200, Clintwood, VA 24228-82.43970237.144359employer
Sykes Intuit10431 Pinnacle Dr, Wise, VA 24293-82.52549936.978393employer
Mineral Gap Data Center5978 Windswept Drive, Wise, VA 24293-82.52575336.977606employer
Mullican Flooring4684 Blackwood Industrial Park, Norton, VA 24273-82.70789336.933362employer
AMR Pemco1960 Valley Dale St, Bluefield, VA 24605-81.29100437.235738employer
Komatsu1081 Hockman Pike, Bluefield, VA 24605-81.29909037.233604employer
Komatsu811 Boone Trail Rd, Duffield, VA 24244-82.80414736.721273employer
Tadano Mantis2680 S Front St, Richlands, VA 24641-81.80868637.093299employer
PBE Group1459 Wittens Mill Rd, North Tazewell, VA 24630-81.47602137.172677employer
Lawrence Brothers Inc.203 Lawrence Rd, Bluefield, VA 24605-81.35137737.218933employer
Northrop Grumman201 Technology Park Dr, Lebanon, VA 24266-82.07403736.902846employer
CGI295 Technology Park Dr, Lebanon, VA 24266-82.07484336.904624employer
Samuel Pressure Vessel Group58 Samuel Way, Lebanon, VA 24266-82.05071236.899807employer
Polycap LLC219 Joe Gillespie Dr, Lebanon, VA 24266-82.05012336.898281employer
JM Conveyors693 Clydesway Dr, Lebanon, VA 24266-82.11093136.896545employer
Jennmar559 Wardell Ind Park Rd, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609-81.78833137.010712employer
Ceramic Technology, Inc.606 Wardell Ind Park Rd, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609-81.78660137.010714employer
Consolidated Steel IncRiver Industrial Park Rd, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609-81.79581937.040885employer
NorrisBuilt Fabrication520 Kentucky Ave SW, Norton, VA 24273-82.62463936.933100employer
OnePartner Data Center158 Advanced Technology Dr, Duffield, VA 24244-82.80234236.711442employer
Tempur-Sealy203 Tempur Pedic Dr, Duffield, VA 24244-82.79944436.708238employer
England Furniture1941 Possume Valley Rd, Dryden, VA 24243-82.937390936.7832062employer
TTEC420 Riverside Park Lane, Weber City, VA 24290-82.57399636.609825employer
AT&T Wireless978 Regional Park Rd, Lebanon, VA 24266-82.04574836.899009employer
Crutchfield Corp.5655-5699 Industrial Park Rd, Wise, VA 24293-82.60639336.968184employer
SWCC Center for Education and Training141 Highlands Dr, Lebanon, VA 24266-82.06941336.903933workforce-dev
Dickenson Center for Education and Research818 Happy Valley Dr, Clintwood, VA 24228-82.43270037.146341workforce-dev
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University of Virginia’s College at Wise1 College Avenue, Wise, VA 24293-82.56045236.970768higher-ed
Bluefield College3000 College Dr, Bluefield, VA 24605-81.24922737.242267higher-ed
Appalachian School of Law1169 Edgewater Dr, Grundy, VA 24614-82.09648037.278080higher-ed
Appalachian College of Pharmacy1060 Dragon Road, Oakwood, VA 24631-81.97942637.225447higher-ed
Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine203 Debusk Farm Dr, Ewing, VA 24248-83.48436736.634775higher-ed
Southwest Virginia Community College635 Community College Rd, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609-81.79692937.005502higher-ed
Mountain Empire Community CollegeMountain Empire Rd, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219-82.75957536.854941higher-ed
Lincoln Memorial University6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, TN 37752-83.663311536.5274027higher-ed
Dickenson Community Hospital312 Hospital Dr, Clintwood, VA 24228-82.44925837.160739hospital
Norton Community Hospital100 15th St NW, Norton, VA 24273-82.64336636.931759hospital
Johnson City Medical Center400 N State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604-82.38473436.307756hospital
Russell County Hospital58 Carroll St., Lebanon, VA 24266-82.07844836.898863hospital
Johnston Memorial Hospital16000 Johnston Memorial Dr, Abingdon, VA 24211-81.91179736.722723hospital
Holston Valley Medical Center 130 W Ravine Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660-82.55426336.554167hospital
Bristol Regional Medical Center1 Medical Park Blvd, Bristol, TN 37620-82.25681336.585621hospital
Lonesome Pine Hospital1990 Holton Ave E, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219-82.75435436.877053hospital
Mountain View Regional Hospital (temporarily closed)310 3rd St NE, Norton, VA 24273-82.62546736.944475hospital
Clinch Valley Medical Center6801 Gov George C. Peery Hwy, Richlands, VA 24641-81.81960537.094551hospital
Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital141 Ben Bolt Ave, Tazewell, VA 24651-81.49811037.123442hospital
Buchanan General Hospital1535 Slate Creek Rd, Grundy, VA 24614-82.06071837.285885hospital