Regional Reboot


By Joan Tupponce, VirginiaBusiness

Pure Salmon International Co. is constructing a $228 million, 1-million-square-foot indoor fishing farm facility in Tazewell. Photo courtesy state Del. Will Morefield

Public and private investments are boosting the economy in Southwest Virginia, bringing in a diversified group of new companies, from indoor salmon farming to medical information technology firms — as well as a long-awaited casino.

Addressing the region’s steady decline in the coal industry, officials in the Southwestern region continue to lay out the roadmap for economic sustainability by building on its strengths, a focus it began with the launch of InvestSWVA in September 2019, a marketing plan that aims to bring new businesses to abandoned coalfields.

The vision includes high-tech companies, data centers and investments in information technology and energy innovation as well as an emphasis on advance manufacturing and the craft beverage industry.


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