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    High-tech, low cost, ready workforce Russell County Works for You

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    Grow your business in Russell County Incentives That Empower

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    We are your highway to the world! Future-Proof 1-GIG Broadband

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    Set a slower pace in a beautiful place. Nature's Playground

    Quality of Life

Welcome to Russell County, Virginia!Our goal is to facilitate economic
stability, growth, and diversity.

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Learning Institutions

53 colleges and universities are located less than three hours from Russell County that help grow our workforce. Notably, six of these hold certifications from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), a national accrediting agency for applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology programs.

Highways and Interstates

Several four-lane highways provide navigation in the county, with U.S. Routes 19 and 58 connecting to Interstate 81 in Abingdon and Interstate 77 in Princeton, West Virginia. Interstate 26 can be accessed in Tennessee and Interstates 40 and 75 can be accessed in Knoxville – all by taking U.S. Route 19 in Russell County to Interstate 81.

e-Region

Discover what Russell can do for you and your business today! Russell County is part of the e-Region, a seven-county, one-city area in Southwest Virginia that is recognized as an emerging East Coast center for key areas of business: electronic information technology, energy, education, and emerging technologies.

Get to knowRussell County

SKILLS
90%

Regional Labor Force

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

60%

Local Workforce

Percentage of county residents living and working in Russell County.

Let's get in touch!RUSSELL COUNTY IDA

PO Box 2378
Lebanon, VA 24266

P 276.971.0690
info@russellcountyida.org

If you’re a company seeking to start-up, expand or relocate, then we want you to know about Russell County. In recent years, our location has become recognized as a prime spot for companies requiring high inland security and access to a world-class telecommunications network.

We’ve attracted international companies, such as Northrop Grumman and CGI, into our borders and understand what businesses need to thrive. We also know how to deliver skilled workers and incentives that will facilitate and empower businesses.

We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our available sites and distinctive quality of life in Russell County, Virginia.

Russell County Facts

Our 6 percent corporate income tax rate hasn’t increased since 1972.

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Russell County full of opportunity.We have an available skilled workforce.

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Skillsets to get the job donePut our technically skilled workforce to work for you.

OPPORTUNITY

Russell County is able to tap into a regional workforce of 132,864 dependable workers. Our county has the means and manpower needed to make companies competitive and successful in today’s marketplace.

Russell County is known for its dedicated workforce and for educating people to meet the actual needs of companies located in its boundaries.

Our world-class network, coupled with Russell County’s inland location and relatively mild climate make our area viable for companies needing locations for data redundancy and/or data storage.

Our Partners

These are some of the organizations and entities with which we often work to provide incentives, along with descriptions of some of their key programs. We will work with you to determine which ones are the most appropriate.

Incentives

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available buildings & sitesCompete Successfully in
Today’s Global Marketplace

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World Class Advantages.Strategic location : Talent : Infrastructure : Proximity to Markets

Russell County has three industrial parks that have played a huge role over the last two decades in our county’s transition from a rural, agricultural community to a manufacturing and knowledge-based economy. Huge investments were made to help us cross the digital divide, and any company locating here today will have all the tools needed to compete successfully in today’s global marketplace.

Currently, the Industrial Development Authority of Russell County has a number of industrial/technology sites available to accommodate build-to-suit facilities as well as several existing buildings that could be tailored to fit your business needs.

Please take time to browse the building and site profiles below, and call us at (276) 971-0173 if you have concerns or questions related to financing options and incentives.

Technology ZoneIndustrial Park
  • Shelley Breeding
    President 3B Consulting Services
    "We are pleased that with the support we have been given, we will be able to call Russell County home for a long time to come. On behalf of our employees, their families and our many clients, we would like to thank the Governor, the Virginia Tobacco Commission, the Industrial Development Authority of Russell County, and the Town of Lebanon for their continued support of our growth and expansion."
  • Barry Berquist
    President of Samuel Pressure Vessel Group
    "This location is really a good opportunity to service the southeastern United States and the South. Oil and gas is really becoming big for us … On the pressure vessel group side, we’re really looking to grow this business."  
  • Michael Roach
    CGI president and chief executive officer
    "This center allows us to offer high-quality, more cost-effective services onshore in the United States – a key element of our global delivery model for government, as well as commercial clients."  

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