One of the East Coast’s new centers for electronic information technology, energy, education and emerging specialty manufacturing is strategically located midway between Atlanta-Pittsburgh, Charlotte-Cincinnati, and Richmond-Louisville, and is within a day’s drive of more than half of the U.S. population.
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There are a number of unique incentive and financing programs available in Southwest Virginia's e-Region designed to encourage the creation of new jobs and economic diversification.
Southwest Virginia's e-Region is a seven-county, one-city region of southwestern Virginia with a population of 208,000 (2010 census) and a civilian labor force of over 80,000 ready to work.
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Southwest Virginia's e-Region is marketed by the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority - VCEDA - a regional economic development organization created by Virginia's General Assembly in 1988 to enhance and diversify the economic base of the seven-county, one-city, coal-producing region in southwestern Virginia. Since its creation, VCEDA has helped create more than 20,000 jobs.