Existing Business Expansion

Our Economic Backbone

Tazewell County Economic Development is a strong believer that we need growth both  from new companies wanting to locate in our county and region as well as nurturing and providing every opportunity for a current business to expand their operation.  Currently, there are over 1900 registered companies in Tazewell County.  These range from one person to over 200 employees in retail, food  service, equipment service, manufacturing, etc.  Every business contributes to the economic growth of our county.  Every business wants to grow and take advantage of any opportunity to do so.  This county is built on small businesses as is our nation.  Our workforce is a trainable one that continues to hold our work ethic accountable and maintain it as one of our area’s strongest attributes.   The ingredients are there to grow your business.

 

Recent Successes


March - Governor McAuliffe Announces 25 New Jobs in Tazewell County

Commonwealth of Virginia

Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  March 25, 2015

~ Tadano Mantis Corporation to invest $2.5 million in expansion~

RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Tadano Mantis Corporation, a customized crane manufacturer, will invest $2.5 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the Town of Richlands in Tazewell County. Virginia successfully competed against Tennessee for the project, which will create 25 new jobs.


March - Governor McAuliffe Announces Expansion of Tazewell County Business

Commonwealth of Virginia

Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  March 25, 2015 

~ Simmons Equipment Company to invest $1 million in expansion ~

RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Simmons Equipment Company, a manufacturer of world-class battery-powered mining equipment, plans to invest $1 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Tazewell County. The project is projected to create more than 30 new jobs over the upcoming years.


August -Governor McAuliffe Announces Partnership with Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority

Commonwealth of Virginia

Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  August 7, 2015

~ Program to assist coal & energy technology companies in Virginia coalfield region in expanding their international business ~

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the Go Global with Coal & Energy Technology (GGCET) program, a collaboration of the Governor’s Office, the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) as a result of the Governor’s 2014 Energy Plan.

Speaking about today’s announcement at an event in Bluefield, Virginia, Governor McAuliffe said, “Finding innovative ways to help grow and expand existing Virginia businesses is a key component of my Administration’s efforts to build a new Virginia economy.  As part of my Energy Plan, I laid out a vision for developing a robust outreach program that facilitated access to international markets for coal supply chain companies based in Southwest Virginia.  GGCET gives these businesses in the Coalfield region an opportunity to export their expertise and products, helping them prosper and create jobs.”

Go Global offered 6 companies incentive money and advisory help to move their companies forward. The great thing about this was all 6 companies were located in Tazewell County. Our businesses are looking for ways to survive and I applaud them for their efforts. They are Pemco, Ceramic Technology, MineQuest, PBE, USA, Simmons Equipment Company and Consolidated Steel. The Governor made this announcement himself at Pemco in Bluefield. Already, we have heard the companies are working hard on this and are seeing some benefit.


October - Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Enterprise Zone Designations

~Program supports job creation and private investment to qualified businesses and investors~

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced five new Virginia Enterprise Zone (VEZ) designations for Tazewell County, the cities of Lynchburg and Hampton, and two joint zones for city of Martinsville and Henry County, as well as Mecklenburg and Brunswick counties.

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development administers the VEZ program, which supports job creation and private investment by providing state and local incentives such as the Job Creation Grant (JCG) and the Real Property Investment Grant (RPIG) to qualified businesses and investors in enterprise zones.


October - Governor McAuliffe Announces 15 New Jobs in Tazewell County

Commonwealth of Virginia

Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: October 15, 2015

Governor McAuliffe Announces 15 New Jobs in Tazewell County

~Blue Wolf to invest $1.56 million to expand industrial cleaner manufacturing and supply operation ~

RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Blue Wolf, a manufacturer and supplier of professional quality industrial strength cleaners for the wholesale and retail market, will invest $1.56 million to expand its operation in Tazewell County. The company will move to a larger facility and install new advanced packaging and manufacturing machines due to a strong increase in product demand for nationwide retailers. Virginia successfully competed against West Virginia for the project, which will create 15 new jobs.