Office of Economic & Industrial Development
Our mission is to create economic and industrial growth opportunities and to increase the quality of life for the citizens of Wise County.
- Business Attraction and Relocation
- Business Retention and Expansion
- Community Engagement and Support
- Industrial Development
- Small Business Support
- Tourism and Recreation
Wise County Economic Profile
Wise County is located in the southwestern tip of Virginia in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. The Kentucky state line forms the western boundary of Wise County, and Tennessee can be reached by a short drive south. Our communities are within close proximity to the Interstate highway network, allowing for easy access to both eastern and mid-western markets. U.S. Highway 23 and U.S. Highway 58 intersect in the County and provide convenient access to I26, I81, I75 and I77, making Wise County a premier location for commerce.
An abundant natural resource base consisting of natural gas, coal, timber, and mineral deposits provides special opportunities for economic diversification. Additionally, Wise County provides state-of-the-art infrastructure, skilled labor, and specialized training programs to serve new and existing industries. These attributes make the county an ideal location for manufacturing, information technology, distribution and logistics, energy production, and data center operations. Sykes, Crutchfield, and Mullican Flooring have all found success in the county, and the Lonesome Pine Regional Business and Technology Park offers greenfield sites for additional business tenants. Aggressive incentive packages are also available through the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA), Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), and other regional economic development partners and financing entities.
We believe economic growth is a team effort and our staff is committed to working in conjunction with these regional partners, including Invest SWVA, VCEDA, LENOWISCO Planning District Commission, Lonesome Pine Regional Industrial Facilities Authority, and others to advance our shared goal of bringing jobs and investment to Wise County and the larger southwest Virginia region.
Is your business ready to make the Wise choice? Contact us today!