About Region 1

Region 1 consists of the cities of Bristol, Galax, and Norton; and the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe.

UVA at Wise serves as Region 1’s support organization. The support organization will provide fiduciary oversight and administrative services for activities related to GO Virginia in Region 1.

Region 1 At-A-Glance

385045
Total Population
149694
Total Employment
5.3%
Unemployment Rate
$36,755
Median Income Level

Advanced Manufacturing
Agriculture and Food and Beverage Manufacturing
Information and Emerging Technologies
Energy and Minerals

Regional Priority Industry Clusters

Council Members

Mike Quillen, Chairman
Ron McCall, Vice-Chairman
Moir Beamer
Kyra Bishop
Sam Cassell
Cathy St. Clair
Lois Clark
George Cridlin
Richard Edwards
Allan Funk
David Leonard
Donna Henry
Josh Lewis
Duane Miller
David Olive
Keith Perrigan
Beth Rhineheart
Dean Sprinkle
Travis Staton
Mike Stollings
Joe Gary Street

Regional Resources

Recent News

Bristol Herald Courrier
May 17, 2018
The Coalfield Progress
April 13, 2018

Upcoming Events

 

Contact

Shannon Blevins
E-mail
276-328-0162

Notice: The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is the state agency responsible for administering the GO Virginia program. Any documents supplied on this page are sourced directly from DHCD. Please forward any administrative questions to DHCD.