Downtown Wytheville Virginia is a great place to live, start your new business or re-locate an existing one.
Wytheville is a historic, business-friendly community situated at the intersection of Interstates 77 & 81 in Southwest Virginia and less than an hour from the states of North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. Three major US routes (11, 21 and 52) supplement the interstates and make Wytheville a transportation hub for commercial and recreational access to area National Forests & Recreation areas and three Virginia State Parks. Additionally, the community borders on the 7500 acre Big Survey Wildlife Management Area and the Town’s 1800 acre Crystal Springs Recreation Area.
More than 50,000 cars, truck and busses a day have an opportunity to visit Downtown Wytheville and spend a night or two in our nearly 2000 hotel rooms. We have a thriving industrial environment that contributes to low unemployment and provides a strong local customer base to support downtown businesses.
In 2014, the Wytheville Town Council and Downtown Wytheville Incorporated’s hundred plus volunteers embarked on a compelling revitalization plan for the downtown business district. More than five million dollars in public and private funds are being invested in streetscape, building facade and infrastructure improvements to create a welcoming customer environment.
The new Heritage Walk connects our two downtown park and music venues and a new year-round Farmer’s Market. Since the inception of our strategic revitalization efforts, numerous new businesses including restaurants, antique, and hand craft shops have opened and are anchored by the historic boutique Bolling Wilson hotel.
Downtown Wytheville Incorporated is dedicated to helping you and your business become part of our community. Through our partnership with local government there is a broad menu of financial incentives, services and support to help get you started.
In addition to the listed incentives, we would enjoy an opportunity to meet you. Every business is different; our focus is to find the right package that will take your business to the next level. Contact Todd Wolford in our office (276-223-3433) to schedule a time to meet with our Business Development team and discuss your business goals.
2015 was Start-Up Wythe In’s first year and three new businesses were spawned from the six finalists who competed for $15,000 seed money donated by local sponsors.
The next competition is scheduled to be held in 2018.