Welcome to the Office of Economic Development!

Computer Science Students at UVa-Wise support regional efforts to boost entrepreneurial activity by developing a portal for small business and entrepreneur support resources.



Supporting Economic Development throughout Southwest Virginia

We serve as the gateway to the assets and resources of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise. As the only four-year public institution of higher education in Virginia’s coalfield region, we exist not only to support employers throughout the area but our economic development professionals as well. We do this the following ways:

  • Linking our community to the faculty, staff and students of UVa-Wise through strategic partnerships

  • Linking the wealth of resources available at the University of  Virginia to opportunities in Southwest Virginia 

  • Serving as a resource to the economic development community

  • Serving as a source of professional and leadership development (See More...)

UVa-Wise is committed to two things….student success and serving our community.

If you are interested in learning more about how we can support you and your organization, please reach out to us. We are eager to find ways to encourage economic development in Southwest Virginia!