Mission Statement
We are a catalyst for economic development in order to create employment opportunities, increase the tax base, and diversify the economic quality of life for all Scott County citizens.

Vision Statement
By building a solid reputation, including integrity, teamwork, and communication, we are the number one localityfor your business.

Market the County
Develop Sites for Business, Tourism & Housing
Coordinate with Other Boards
Assist, Retain, and Grow Existing Business Partners
Diversification of Economic Base

Virginia Small Business Financing
Authority (VSBFA)

The VSBFA helps Virginia's start-up,
existing & prospective businesses through an extensive portfolio of financing programs. The Authority helps Virginia's financial institutions offer business loans that they might not be able to offer without assistance from this program. The VSBFA also offers grants to individual investors in qualifying small businesses. Finincing programs can provide:
* Direct loans for economic dev. projects
* Cash collateral and loan guanties to help
banks lend to small businesses
* Microloans, child care loans, & investment grants to small businesses
* Cash collateral, loan guaranties, direct loans, and microloans for existing businesses, minority owned businesses, and tourism businesses
* A child care financing program for licensed child care centers & family-home providers
* Bond financing for small manufacturers & 501(c)3 non-profits

For more information, please click here to visit their website.



Welcome to Scott County, Virginia..."We're a Natural"


LOOKING FOR A JOB? For job openings listed with the Norton Office of the VEC that will be updated each week or visit the Virginia Workforce Connection website at

Click Here for Virginia Labor Market Information

Employers- The Norton VEC can pre-screen job applicants and post your job openings on the VA. Workforce Connection Website. Contact the Norton VEC at 276-679-9413

Scott Co. EDA & Chamber of Commerce Meetings Special Notices

Scott Co. Economic Development Authority


Scott Co. Chamber of Commerce

Plan a visit to Scott County. Visit the Scott County Tourism Website


Information on the EDA's revolving loan program for small, rural businesses.


Early history of Scott County


Lonesome Pine Regional Industrial Facilities Authority (RIFA) Receives $1,782,685 grant for
Job Creation and Reclamation
of Abandoned Mine Lands
Read Press Release

Scott County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner
Tickets now on sale! Date is March 13th at 5:30pm
at the Scott Co. Career & Tech Center. Early Bird ticket prices $30.00 each through Feb. 29th. After that date, tickets are $40 each. Tickets can be purchased with a Debit/Credit Card through

Eventbrite Chamber Dinner Tickets
.Tickets can
also be purchased at the Chamber office, by calling
386-6665 or email

The Scott Co. Economic Development Authority Receives TVA Rural Certified Communities Designation! Read More Here

The February meeting of the Scott Co. EDA will be held on Wednesday, February 19th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Scott Co. Administrative Offices located at 190 Beech Street, Suite 201 in Gate City, VA. All meetings are open to the public.

The February meeting of the Scott Co. Chamber of Commerce will be on Wednesday, February 12th at 12:00 Noon at the Cove Ridge Center. All meetings
are open to the public.

"Scott County is a Natural for Your Business"

Scott County is located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Appalachian Valley in the southwestern part of Virginia. With 539 square miles and a population of 23,403, Scott County borders the state of Tennessee. Our county has much to offer whether you are looking for a new residential location, an industrial location, or just a nice place to visit.

Existing industries and technology based businesses such as TeleTech, OnePartner, VFP, Inc., Tempur Production, and Komatsu , prove that we have the business-friendly location and dedicated workforce needed for success. Please contact us for more information on how our location can benefit your company’s expansion.

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