Entrepreneurs Find Opportunity in
Southwest Virginia


Unleash Your Potential and Discover Endless Possibilities

There has never been a better time for entrepreneurs in Southwest Virginia.

Significant investments in broadband, research facilities, and the region’s rich catalog of cultural and recreational amenities make Southwest Virginia fertile ground for new and expanding ventures.

Join SWVA communities as we take our next economic leap, working together to build a prosperous region. Entrepreneurs are a key partner in emerging local and regional strategies, and our stewardship of this place – our towns and cities, our rivers and mountains – make Southwest Virginia a worthy investment. Discover your opportunity in SWVA!

What We Do

Opportunity SWVA is piloting the way for the region to align resources, highlighting opportunities for entrepreneurs, supporting their efforts, and expanding the spirit they bring to their communities.

Through collaborative partnerships, the initiative is working to rally existing and emerging economic and community development efforts to create thriving entrepreneurial communities that will accelerate progress for both new and established ventures.


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Book shop to open in former Gate City bakery

GATE CITY — What was once home to The Family Bakery will now be the location of a new family business, Maple Tree Book Shop and Coffee House. Owners Steve and Connie Adkins, along with their daughter Catie Cox, have transformed the space into a bookstore and coffee...

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