Why Wise County?

A strong belief in work and community drives Wise County. Wise County’s heritage stems from the early days of mining the rich coal seams of this southwestern Virginia region that also includes nearly 36,000 acres of the Jefferson National Forest. Soon, railroad routes were developed to ship the coal to its varied markets and to open up the area to unprecedented growth. From those early business roots came Wise Countians who are hardworking, unique individuals with a rich cultural heritage. Today’s Wise County offers an uncomplicated and wholesome lifestyle and a diverse mix of Fortune 500 companies, small business owners, professionals and retailers. A strong commitment from local government coupled with an experienced workforce of varied skill levels help industries involved in metal fabrication, the extraction of minerals, wood and forestry products and information technology make Wise County their home.


Locating here is a Wise Business Decision…

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