Business Expansion

Retention, Relocation & Expansion Resources

Established and growing companies are the lifeblood of any community. AHEDC is fully invested in helping you reach that next level of success by providing economic development expertise and resources tailored to retention, relocation and expansion efforts.

Corporate Income Tax Credits

Economic Development Access Program

The state-funded Economic Development Access (EDA) program is designed to assist localities in providing adequate road access for new and expanding manufacturing and processing companies, research and development facilities, distribution centers, regional service centers, corporate headquarters, government installations and other employers with at least 51% of the company’s revenue generated outside the Commonwealth. 

Areas of Expertise

The Alleghany Highlands features successful companies across a broad range of industry sectors. Among the largest and fastest-growing clusters are:

Roanoke Regional Partnership

The Alleghany Highlands is part of the Roanoke Regional Partnership, working collaboratively to promote a four-county region and larger 11-county extended labor market area of Western Virginia. For current companies working to expand or businesses considering relocating to the region, the Roanoke Regional Partnership site offers additional market insights, workforce data and downloadable resources.

Available Site Selection Inventory

There are ample commercial and industrial sites immediately available for manufacturing, office, data center, warehousing and other commercial uses. Among the larger developments are: