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The Christmas ornament for 2014 from the Washington County Chamber of Commerce commemorates the Norfolk And Western Railway C-32P Caboose at Depot Square.



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Economic Development

Washington County, Va, means business. With prime industrial locations, an educated workforce and a high standard of living, the county presents an attractive package to industries seeking expansion or new locations. Higher education institutions and local government provide training and support for Washington County’s corporate citizens. Two new industrial parks are open: Oak Park Center for Business and Industry(formally known as Westinghouse Industrial Park), between Abingdon and Bristol, Va., and Glade-Highlands Regional Industrial Park near Glade Spring. Both parks offer a full complement of services. They have easy access to Interstate 81, electricity, gas, sewer and water services. Both parks feature redundant fiber optic service from Century-Link and/or Bristol Virginia Utilities for high-speed data connectivity. Glade-Highlands Regional Industrial Park, an innovative joint venture with Smyth County, Va., consists of 302 acres. Once completed, 13 industries will be located in Glade-Highlands. As a reward for the joint effort, these two industrial parks now have a Virginia Enterprise Zone designation. That means businesses locating in the county are eligible for state tax credits and grants.

The Washington County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) is the primary organization responsible for industrial development within Washington County, including the development of publicly owned industrial parks and a variety of financing mechanisms to assist in the location or expansion of industry within the County. The IDA is composed of a seven member Board of Directors appointed at-large by the Washington County Board of Supervisors for four year terms. The IDA is supported by the Washington County Department of Community & Economic Development.

Regular Board Meeting:

Second Wednesday of each month beginning at 3:00 P.M.

Regular Meeting Location:

Washington County Chamber of Commerce Conference Room
1 Government Center Place
Suite D
Abingdon, Virginia
Contact Information

Address
Washington County Industrial Development Authority

1 Government Center Place
Suite D

Abingdon, Virginia, 24210

 

Phone
(276) 628-8141

Fax
(276) 628-3984

Email
ida@washcova.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Office Hours
Weekdays 8:30am - 5:00pm

Current members are listed below:
PAT CALLEBS
LARRY HINES
SAUL HERNANDEZ
GENE COPENHAVER
DAVID MATLOCK
HENRY SNODGRASS, CHAIRMAN
RANDY WOODWARD