County Administrator

Message from the county administrator

Mr. Michael Hatfield

County Administrator

Economic Development Director

Thank you for your interest in economic and industrial development in Wise County!  We are excited at the opportunity to continue economic growth in the county and feel as though this site will provide current and potential new businesses with the information and tools they need to be successful. As Wise County looks toward a more diversified economy we will focus our efforts on attracting new and emerging technology sectors, opportunities for advanced manufacturing and continued support for small businesses in each of our communities. Economic growth is a team effort and our staff is committed to working in conjunction with regional partners, including the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) and the LENOWISCO Planning District Commission, to advance our efforts of bringing jobs and investment to Wise County.


As an employer in Wise County, you will discover a strong work ethic from our dedicated workforce. We also boast an extremely strong education system. Appalachian students as a whole, and particularly Wise County students, consistently lead the state in standardized test scores. Our athletic and academic teams are consistently competitive on the state level.  A strong work ethic begins in our education system and continues long after school age into adult life.


We encourage you to get to know Wise County and if I or our Economic Development staff can assist you in any way please feel free to contact our office.


Thank you for visiting Wise County!

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