Table Of Contents
Executive Summary
Market Analysis
Conceptual Development
Site Access
Stormwater Management
Geotechnical Overview
Project Costs
Appendix A
VA Econ. Dev. Office
Enterprise Zone


Lonesome Pine Regional Business & Technology Park


"The development of the Lonesome Pine Regional Business & Technology Park would be a major regional economic development initiative and would have substantial regional impact. The Park would be one of the most focused and comprehensive technology developments in southwest Virginia." 

. . . Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority

Identified strategic alliances that are required for the successful implementation of the development of this Park include, but may not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Clinch Valley College

  • University of Virginia

  • Mountain Empire Community College

  • Southwest Virginia Center for Higher Education

  • Virginia Tech/Corporate Research Center/Center for Coal and Energy Research

  • Wise County Information Technology Task Force

  • Center for Economic Technology

  • Coal Industry

  • Forest Products Industry

  • Bell Atlantic - Virginia

  • Old Dominion Power Company

  • LENOWISCO Planning District Commission

  • Wise County Board of Supervisors

  • Wise County Industrial Development Authority

  • City of Norton

  • Town of Wise

  • Town of Coeburn

  • Town of Pound

  • Town of Big Stone Gap

  • Town of Appalachia

  • Town of St. Paul

The implementation of the Park's development must be led by the Wise County Industrial Development Authority. Activities for the IDA to consider include:

  • Form Alliances
  • Apply for Funding
  • Support marketing activities led by Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority

"The development would help position the coalfield region for technology job growth in the future and would greatly enhance economic diversification in the region. This important initiative will require dedicated commitment of the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority, Wise County Industrial Development Authority, LENOWISCO Planning District Commission, local governments of Wise County, City of Norton, Town of Wise, and public education officials." 

. . . Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority

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