SWVA Economic Forum

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What is the SWVA Economic Forum?

The SWVA Economic Forum engages participants through a shared vision of regional collaboration, growth and innovation for all of Southwest Virginia. The Forum has become a central gathering place for the region to discuss new ideas and synergies to build Southwest Virginia’s future. The theme for this year’s forum is PLACE and will celebrate the strengths, talents, innovation and uniqueness of the region.

Learn more about the 2020 Forum and speakers.

What geographic area is the focus of the Forum?

The Forum addresses opportunities and challenges within Planning District Commissions 1, 2 and 3, including the 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. Annually, the Forum has received participation from Central and Northern Virginia, and the surrounding states of Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and West Virginia.

What’s different about this year’s Forum?

Our 5th annual SWVA Economic Forum calls for a celebration!  Join us as highlight the best of the region!

  • This year’s theme is Place!

The event will focus on place and the importance of highlighting our talent, innovative spirit, strength of family and community bonds, and value of engaging in Southwest Virginia.

  • Breakout sessions by sector!

Breakout session tracks will be available again this year.

  • Networking opportunities are available!

We are building the event to allow for more networking and interactive experiences.