News ReleasesHere you will find news releases in and around Virginia's e-Region.
HAYSI, VA – OCTOBER 8, 2019 -- An up to $35,000 grant from the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) to be used to finance the installation of a water line and water hook-ups for the Haysi Kiwanis Club Mountaintop Campground was awarded recently to...read more
CLINTWOOD, VA – SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 -- An up to $149,945 grant to the Southwest Regional Recreation Authority (SRRA) to be used to construct the first phase of a sportsman’s complex in Dickenson County was awarded Thursday by the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development...read more
DUFFIELD, VA – SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 -- The need for maintenance and repair services for diesel equipment is something Angela White, of Scott County, has long understood as she has operated a trucking company since 2005. When a local garage facility in the area became...read more
DUFFIELD, VA – SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 -- Farming has been something Deana Haines, of Duffield, has done since she was a child. Opening her own greenhouse is something she has wanted to do her whole life and with the help of a $10,000 seed capital matching grant from the...read more
GRUNDY, VA – SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 -- The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) closed Tuesday on an up to $88,118.10 grant to the Buchanan County Industrial Development Authority to be used to update the county’s Southern Gap development master plan...read more
BIG STONE GAP – AUGUST 28, 2019 -- Sixty minutes. A locked room. One way out. The clock is ticking. In Big Stone Gap, that means one thing – you’re at NRC Escape Rooms LLC trying to solve your way out of one of three themed rooms as part of a fun game played with...read more
LEBANON, VA – AUGUST 23, 2019 -- An up to $265,565.43 grant from the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) to be used for workforce development and training for the Southwest Virginia Community College Center for Education and Training in Lebanon...read more
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
Next scheduled meeting of the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority Board is at 3 p.m. November 21, 2019 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.