GO VIRGINIA REGION ONE
INNOVATION | INVESTMENT | IMPROVEMENT | INVENTION | INFRASTRUCTURE
REGION ONE FOOTPRINT
GO Virginia Region One includes the most southwest counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise and Wythe, as well as the Cities of Bristol, Galax and Norton.
Much of Region One has been dependent upon natural resources, such as coal, timber and natural gas, as its economic base for many generations, enjoying economic growth during boom times but enduring extreme economic difficulties during primary industry contractions.
Echoing one of the forces behind the formation of GO Virginia, the economic leaders of the region have identified the volatility of relying upon a single source economy, regardless of industry, and are embracing the creation of a varied and robust economic base for its citizenry.