Southwest Virginia’s e-Region is strategically located in southwestern Virginia, a leading state for doing business, an ideal location to serve markets in the East and Mid-America and the world’s marketplace.
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. Click on map to view larger map.
Interstates 77, 81, 75, 64 and 26, excellent four-lane arteries (US 19, 23, 58, 460 and 421), broadband and 4G wireless enhance the region’s accessibility and add to its appeal as a quality location to live and work. Virginia’s e-Region also borders three states and takes advantage of a mobile workforce used to commuting and proximity to the Tri-Cities TN/VA district with a population of nearly a half million.
An energy-leading and scenic part of the U.S., Southwest Virginia’s e-Region covers 3,219 square miles and includes Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Tazewell and Wise counties and the City of Norton.
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Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority
Next scheduled meeting of the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority Board is at 3 p.m. February 20, 2020 at the VCEDA office, 527 E. Main St., Lebanon, Va. 24266
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.