Economic Development


Smyth County has gained a reputation through the decades for supporting industry and business, both existing and new.  From the early days of the extract plant at Teas, the brick plant at Chilhowie, the Look & Lincoln wagon making company in Marion and the salt works and Mathieson Alkali (Olin Corp.) in Saltville, the County has been a home to many growing and successful manufacturing operations.  Today, we have a strong employment base including such well-known companies as General Dynamics, Utility Trailer, Royal Mouldings, TRW, Scholle, Kennametal and United Salt; and many home-grown successful businesses including Smyth County Machine and Welding, Marion Mold and Tool, and C & A Fabricating to name only a few. We embrace our industrial roots and would love to help you in any way we can no matter how large or small your business. Please explore the pages on the navigation bar to the left to find out more about how we can assist you, or contact us at the following address:
 
Lori Hester, Director of Community & Economic Development
121 Bagley Circle, Suite 100
Marion, VA  24354
Phone:  (276) 783-3298 ext. 8312
Fax:  (276) 783-9314
Email:  lhester@smythcounty.org
 



Smyth County, VA