News ReleasesHere you will find news releases in and around Virginia's e-Region.
BIG STONE GAP – AUGUST 16, 2019 -- Brian and Penny Jeffrey have spent their careers serving North Carolina colleges and after a family visit to Big Stone Gap, decided it was time to explore the idea of starting a business in the town where Brian grew up. The Jeffreys...read more
COEBURN, VA – AUGUST 7, 2019 – Andrea Hicks, of Coeburn, is a firm believer that being creative is good for the mind and the body. Hicks recently opened The Scripted Gate Sign Co., LLC, a full-service do-it-yourself design workshop and retreat mobile business that...read more
WISE, VA – JULY 31, 2019 – Whether it’s tomatoes, peppers or pumpkins, when it comes to fresh produce, Greg Estep, of Thomas’ Blackbird Farm LLC, in the Esserville area of Wise County, Va., is gearing up for the harvest, noting he currently has one of the largest, if...read more
LEBANON, VA – JULY 29, 2019 -- The science of lawn care -- the right mix of seeds and fertilizers and the correct use of selective herbicides – is what Appalachian Turf applies every day in helping home and business owners achieve their landscaping goals. Appalachian...read more
MCCLURE, VA -- JULY 22, 2019 -- When it comes to horses, Greg Dutton, of McClure, Va., knows a lot about them and what it takes to get them moving. The right bit can make the difference and the bits he manufactures and sells through Misty Mountain Bit LLC are...read more
NORTON, VA – JULY 17, 2019 – Specialty coffee drinks, food, craft beer and wine will all be coming to Norton, Va., later this summer, or early fall under one roof as Lincoln Road Virginia LLC opens the doors to its new business. Lincoln Road Virginia LLC was recently...read more
LEBANON, VA - JULY 9, 2019 – For Preston Ball, photography started out as more of a hobby, but he soon found out that his services as a photographer had value and as a result, he decided to pursue starting a photography business of his own. Since December, Preston...read more
BREAKS, VA – JULY 3, 2019 – An up to $15,137.60 grant from the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) to the Breaks Interstate Park was approved last week during a meeting of the VCEDA board of directors. The funds will be used to finance the...read more
CLAYPOOL HILL, VA – JULY 1, 2019 – Helping area residents look and feel their best is just a part of the routine every day at MSS Webb’s Spa & Boutique in the Claypool Hill Mall in Claypool Hill, Va. MSS Webb’s Spa & Boutique, LLC was recently approved for a...read more
CLINTWOOD, VA – JUNE 24, 2019 – Dickenson and surrounding county residents looking for a place to purchase either new or used tires have an option available to them at Sergent Tire in Clintwood. The tire shop, owned by Adrian Sergent, was recently approved for a...read more
HONAKER, VA – JUNE 20, 2019 – In the six months since Redbud Family Medicine LLC in Honaker, Va., first opened its doors, its patient base has expanded by 600, a new nurse has been added to the staff and a fourth exam room is being developed at the primary care...read more
NORTON, VA – JUNE 17, 2019 – Connecting companies to their audiences with social media, engaging content and other digital outlets is how Blake Salyer, of Norton, describes the new direction of Winze Co., LLC. An e-commerce brand start-up, Winze now offers both...read more
TAZEWELL, VA – JUNE 10, 2019 – From paintings to hand-crafted jewelry and glass work to basket weaving and more, the Lost Pearl Gallery in North Tazewell has a little something for everyone. The gallery, a for-profit limited liability company formed in Virginia in...read more
BIG STONE GAP, VA – JUNE 6, 2019 -- The historic Mutual Pharmacy building in Big Stone Gap will soon have new life as Curklin’s, a full-service casual dining restaurant, prepares to open its doors in early fall. Wayne and Tracey Jordan are co-owners of the new...read more
JONESVILLE, VA – MAY 31, 2019 -- When Amber Cox, of Jonesville, decided she wanted to open her own business, it didn’t take long for her to determine what that new business would be. She looked around and saw a need in the senior population for home care needs to be...read more
BREAKS, VA – MAY 17, 2019 -- An up to a $106,762 grant from the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) to the Breaks Interstate Park in Buchanan and Dickenson counties was closed Thursday. “VCEDA is pleased to assist the Breaks Park in these...read more
WISE, VA – MAY 6, 2019 -- Development of a workforce development and training space for the new Clinch River Ecological Education Center (CREEC) will be made possible in part by an up to $486,994 grant closed recently by the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development...read more
LEBANON, VA – APRIL 19, 2019 -- Seed capital matching grant funding totaling up to $180,000 was approved for 18 new small businesses in Southwest Virginia during the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) meeting, Thursday in Lebanon. The grant...read more
Next meeting of the VCEDA Board is scheduled for 3 p.m. August 15, 2019 at the VCEDA Office, 527 East Main Street, Lebanon, Va.
Committee Meetings: Executive - Noon; Business Development - 1 p.m.; Finance - 1:30 p.m.; Project Review - 2 p.m.; Full Board - 3 p.m.
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.