Appalachian Regional Commission
ARC’s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia.

Center for Innovative Technology
CIT accelerates early commercialization & funding support for Virginia innovations, entrepreneurs, startups & market development initiatives

Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer association of business people working together to improve the economic and civic vitality of our community.

GENEDGE is Virginia’s best public resource to help manufacturing and industry innovate, compete, and grow.

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers
PTAC works nationwide to provide businesses with the marketing know-how and technical tools they need to obtain and perform successfully under federal, state and local government contracts – with the mission of creating and retaining jobs, fostering competition and lower costs for the government, and helping to sustain our armed forces’ readiness.

The Rapha Foundation
Empowering Health and Education in Southwest Virginia

Small Business Development Center
The SBDC provides free and confidential one-on-one counseling as well as business education opportunities and resources to help entrepreneurs, small business owners, and managers improve their business.

Southwest Virginia Advanced Manufacturing
Advancing the Skills and Image of Manufacturing

Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority
VCEDA is a regional economic development organization to enhance and diversify the economic base of the seven-county, one-city, coal-producing region in southwestern Virginia.

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
With dedicated and knowledgeable professionals committed to Virginia’s economic success, VEDP helps businesses find the resources they need to make relocation and expansion successful endeavors.

Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission
Its mission is the promotion of economic growth and development in tobacco-dependent communities, using proceeds of the national tobacco settlement.  To date, the Commission has awarded 2,215 grants totaling more than $1.1 billion across the tobacco region of the Commonwealth.

Virginia Career Works
The Southwest Virginia Workforce Development Board is committed to helping improve the lives of people in this area, by assisting individuals in obtaining employment and furthering their career skills.

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