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Contact Information:

Carl Snodgrass
Economic Dev. Director/
Wise Co. IDA Exec. Director

County of Wise VA
Economic Development
206 E. Main St., Rm. 223
P.O. Box 570
Wise VA 24293

(276) 328-2321
(276) 328-9780 Fax

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Business & Economic Development

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Wise County is located in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia. The county offers a wide range of employment and recreational opportunities, superb schools, friendly people and a wonderful quality of life.

Come visit the Southwest Virginia Museum or the Trail of the Lonesome Pine, the official outdoor drama of Virginia. Or visit Big Stone Gap, the town that inspired the best-selling novel.

The county is also home to the University of Virginia's College at Wise, an outstanding public liberal arts university, as well as Mountain Empire Community College.

Existing employers such as Sykes Enterprises, Crutchfield Corporation and Mullican Flooring have found success in our region. We encourage you to take a look around our web site, or contact us for more information on how expanding in or relocating to Wise County can provide better opportunities for your business.

Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA)

The VSBFA helps Virginia’s start-up, existing & prospective businesses through an extensive portfolio of financing programs.  The Authority helps Virginia’s financial institutions offer business loans that they might not be able to offer without assistance from this program. The VSBFA also offers grants to individual investors in qualifying small businesses.  The VSBFA offers financing programs which can provide:

  • Direct loans for Economic Development projects (fixed asset purchases such as land, buildings & equipment)
  • Cash Collateral and Loan Guaranties to help Banks lend to Small Businesses
  • Microloans, Child Care Loans, and Investment Grants for Small Businesses
  • Cash Collateral, Loan Guaranties, Direct Loans, and Microloans for Existing Businesses, Minority-Owned Businesses, and Tourism Related Businesses
  • A Child Care Financing Program for Licensed Child Care Centers & Family-Home Providers
  • Bond Financing for Small Manufacturers & 501(c)(3) Non-profits.

Wise County site chosen for future clean coal power station in Virginia
Virginia's e-Region -- VA Coalfield Economic Development Authority
Virginia's e-Region -- VA Coalfield Economic Development Authority
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