Growing your Business in Floyd, Virginia

Floyd County, Virginia is a not only a great place to visit, it’s a great place to start and grow your business. Do you want the best of both worlds? If you want to live closer to the land and to the source of your food, water and recreation, but want to live in an active, welcoming place and tap 200-Gigabit/s, open access broadband network, you should look closer at Floyd. If your focus is on farming,  small-scale processing or production, or intellectual content (design, analysis, R&D), Floyd is a great place for you.

If you are looking for land or building space, financing, planning assistance, or workforce information, please contact us. We look forward to working with you and sharing about resources that can help your business grow and succeed here.

Lease Space

A focal point for our small business community is the Floyd Innovation Center, where you can engage in business training and networking groups, or host your own business event. Lease rates for wet lab, office and flex space start at just $8.75/SF annually. The facility has fiber directly to the premises tied to a 200-Gibabit/s, open access network. Leasable spaces at the Floyd Innovation Center range from 150 SF to 5,000 SF. Tenants have shared access to conference rooms and other facilities. To schedule a visit or for more information, contact us. Lab equipment including a water deionizer, freeze dryer, cryofreezer, autoclave, lab dishwasher, and softwall cleanroom are available at very affordable lease rates for your space.

Do you need a larger facility? Contact us for up-to-the-minute information on larger spaces available.

Land

Find your business a home in Floyd. In addition to its beautiful recreational spaces like the Blue Ridge Parkway, Rock Castle Gorge National Recreation Area, and the  Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve, Floyd has great business properties and farms of many sizes. And the Floyd County’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) has  business sites available from 3 acres to 50 acres near the Town of Floyd.

Financing

We can work with you to help find financing for your business. Our EDA can do small business loans and tax-exempt bonds for larger projects. We also work with __ public agencies (link to separate page on grants not yet created—I would include f-EDA, TIC, ARC, DHCD, VDACS, USDA, CIT, and VEDP) to find grant funding for qualified businesses. Contact us for more information.

Workforce

Floyd County is within 30 miles of 12 colleges and universities, including two community colleges with strong certificate/credentialing programs. We have especially strong high school career & technical programs in welding, the culinary arts, and agriculture/horticulture. Floyd also has a plethora of small businesses who can serve as valuable extensions of your business—from artists and design professionals, to digital and screen printing, to custom machine and design and 3-D printing, to woodworkers and production technicians. Contact us for more information.

Planning and Other Assistance

If you need help with business plan development or any local statistics or information, just let us know and we are happy to help. Likewise our team is available to meet with you promptly to make sure land development questions are answered as clearly and quickly as possible.