Why Floyd

The Floyd County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) promotes Floyd County, Virginia, as a vibrant community for businesses. The FCEDA offers business assistance as well as real estate options for right-fit companies growing in or relocating to Floyd County. Business assistance may include business planning, financing, strategic marketing research, workforce development, and location help. The FCEDA has property for sale (acreage from 3 to 50 acres) and lease (tenant space in the Floyd Innovation Center).

Floyd County is a vibrant community of designers, makers, farmers and doers. It might be perfect for you.

A magnificent mountain plateau with vast lands untouched by asphalt and concrete, Floyd County is yet part of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metropolitan area. It is convenient to Virginia Tech and 10 other colleges within 30 miles. It is also less than an hour to Roanoke and less than two hours to North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad. Moreover, Floyd County is served by an advanced and scalable (underground) 200 Gbps backbone on an open-access fiber network giving you and your small business amazing and affordable access to the world.

With its vibrant culture of music, arts, local foods and wines, natural beauty and outdoor recreation, Floyd is widely known as a fun, creative and “green” place. In recent years it has been named “One of the Top 15 Destinations,” by USA Today, a top “Sustainable Community” by Mother Earth News, a “A Southern Dream Town” by Garden & Gun, and “Top Southern city” by Salon City. It has also been featured in Conde Naste Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Smithsonian Magazine, and by many other media outlets including British, German and Italian.

If you want to live closer to the land and yet live in a community of other creators, producers and entrepreneurs, this may be the place for you.

Whether you find inspiration in your own place or want to join a network of innovators, you can find it here.