Tazewell County, Virginia is Open for Business and the region's newest business and technology center, The Bluestone, is ready for you!!!
The Bluestone is a 680 acre mixed-used development, situated at the gateway of Virginia’s e-Region. This development is immersed in an environment full of natural and recreational resources, and amenities, where one can work, live, learn and play. It is the perfect setting for high quality research, technology and advanced manufacturing businesses. It is the perfect setting for training your employees. It is the perfect setting for building a dream home and the perfect setting for outdoor recreation such as golfing, hiking and biking.
The geographic location of the Bluestone, the stable business environment, the infrastructure, aggressive business assistance, along with the added bonus of a safe, family-focused community are just a few of the reasons companies are checking out the Bluestone.
We invite you to consider the strength of Virginia’s economy, the excellent geographic location and the premium quality of life and make The Bluestone your site location.
The perfect place to locate a business...
The site of the Bluestone Regional Business and Technology Center is situated on the south side of U.S. Route 460 between the towns of Bluefield, Virginia and Tazewell, Virginia in the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority region (Virginia’s e-Region). The Bluestone is ideally located within the geographic center of the east coast and within one day’s drive of 50% of the most populous states in the country in a sensational natural environment. Interstate 81 and 64 are within approximately 40 miles of the site and I-77 is located ten miles from the site. There is a population of 267,000 within a 35 mile radius of The Bluestone Regional Business and Technology Center and a population of 480,091 in the Tri-Cities region which is larger than Roanoke, Lynchburg and Charlottesville combined.
Located midway between:
Chart of the Lands
Business Lots.....180 Acres
Park Central.....25 Acres
Golf Course.....60 Acres
Managed Wetlands and Steam Areas.....115 Acres
Upland Forest.....300 Acres
e-Region Civilian Labor Force 2011
Unemployment Rate (May, 2012)
Underemployment (1st quarter 2012)
Electricity Provider.....Appalachian Power - power rate for heavy industrial user, 7.0 cents/kwh - power capacity, 2 Mw now - 20Mw 12-18 months
Primary Telecon Provider.....Verizon.
Fiber Provider.....Verizon, CPC Optinet, a Bristol, VA utilities company. Trunk line along U.S. Route 460.
Water Provider.....Tazewell County Public Service Authority. 8 inches: 1000 GPM - 250,000 GAL Water Storage Tank
Sewer Provider.....Tazewell County Public Service Authority. Onsite gravity feed sewer line has 0.3 MGD capacity; wastewater treatment plant reserve capacity is apporximately 2.0 MGD.
Aggressive Business Assistance Programs: (Details)