Where exciting business opportunities meet exceptional quality of life.

Alleghany Highlands provides the perfect environment for both companies and employees to thrive.

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Alleghany County, the City of Covington and the Towns of Clifton Forge and Iron Gate make up the Alleghany Highlands economic development region and provide easy access to large population centers in the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast markets. In fact, more than 125 million people, or one-third of the U.S. population, are located in a 500-mile radius of the Alleghany Highlands.

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Expand your business in Southwest Virginia’s ready-to-develop hub.

Alleghany Regional Commerce Center (ARCC)

A regional labor pool and educational partnerships create the workforce of today…and tomorrow.


Build out or build-to-suit in a beautiful location.

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Enjoy the advantages of living big in a small-town setting.

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Karnes Creek

Discover the vast potential of Karnes Creek’s 4.87-acre commercial site along Interstate 64, primed for business and enriched by nearby developments and tax incentives. Dive into our detailed sheets for a lucrative investment opportunity in Virginia’s emerging hotspot.

MultiGig Fiber Connectivity

With access to world-class, state-of-the-art fiber broadband connectivity from regional provider Lumos, both consumers and businesses enjoy a 100% fiber network with multigig speed. This ultra-high bandwidth network puts the region at the forefront of the gig economy. Companies enjoy the advantages of seamlessly managing information flow, and residents have the opportunity to work remotely while living uniquely in the beautiful Alleghany Highlands.

Multigig Fiber Broadband

Alleghany Regional Commerce Center (ARCC)

Alleghany Regional Commerce Center (ARCC) offers a unique opportunity to establish or expand your business in one of Southwest Virginia’s most scenic areas.

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