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The goal of Economic Development is to improve the economic, political, and social well-being of our citizens by addressing technology directly, to meet customer needs, competitiveness in the surrounding environment, greater economic performance and sustained growth.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%. SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay. For more information please review the linked PDF. You are also welcome to contact the Small Business Development Center, contact information on this page.

workGiles County is located in the Allegheny Mountains in the southwest portion of Virginia, on the border of West Virginia. The county has a long history of industrial development that began with the westward expansion of this country when early settlers developed extensive uses for the area resources. Roanoke is 70 miles east; Richmond, the state capital, is 244 miles east; and Washington, D.C. is 300 miles northeast.


The county has several prime locations available and a healthy infrastructure to get you off to a strong start. Whether you are moving a current business or just starting out, our Economic Development staff will help you along the way.


Currently we have industrial, medical, technology and professional parks available. Three of our business parks are located just off of Route 460 with high visibility, high-speed internet, paved roads and of course, gorgeous views.

We are bless to live in a place where people still know how to work with their hands, have grit, and understand that success comes from hard work, but also believe in supporting their communities and building their workforce. In just six years, more than $1.2 million has been donated and 400 Giles County students have graduated from New River Community College, debt free.


Giles County has a surprising amount of advanced manufacturing:


  • Forensic Computers, who are manufacturing super computers for the FBI and CIA
  • Celanese Acetate LLC, a fortune 500 company which employs more than 1000 people.
  • Lhoist – Chemical Lime Company of Virginia, Inc. is the 2nd largest employer and produces the highest grade of hydrated lime in the world.
  • Cogar Manufacturing, build some of the world’s largest materials handling equipment.
  • Carilion’s Giles Community Hospital, is currently ranked as the 3rd best in the nation and is consistently in the top 100 in America.
  • Patrick Enterprises, is building some of the largest boring equipment in the world and is on the cutting edge of emerging electric truck industry.
  • Nanosonic, is developing equipment for Space X. Dive suits for the Navy Seals, and sensors to help returning spacecraft with re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere.


Amanda Forrester, Director
21o S. Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24011
Office: (540) 682-2102

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Office of Economic Development
702 University City Blvd.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-5278
Fax: 540-231-8850

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Industrial Development Authority
Chris McKlarney
Economic Development Director
315 North Main Street
Pearisburg VA 24134
(540) 921-2525

New River Valley

For information on the New River Valley,

Onward New River Valley

Mountain View Industrial Park, Route 100, Pearisburg, VA 24134

Universal Forest Products
Universal Forest Products is the nation’s leading manufacturer and distributor of wood and wood-alternative products to the retail building materials, industrial packaging/components, manufactured housing, residential construction and commercial construction & concrete forming markets.

152 Industrial Park Road, Pearisburg, VA 24134
(540) 921-1286

Giles Lifesaving and Rescue Squad Inc.
PO Box 439 | 175 Industrial Park Dr., Pearisburg, VA 24134
Non-Emergency: 540-921-4357

Worldwide Equipment Company

We offer a full line of equipment, including: boom lifts, scissor lifts, fork lifts, work trucks, and dismantled machines. In addition, we can help you find any equipment that you may be trying to locate. ALL of our equipment receives rigorous inspections from our mechanics before we list it on our website for sale.

192 Industrial Park Dr., Pearisburg, VA 24134
(540) 921-2999 • Fax (540) 921-2666

Cogar Manufacturing

Established in 1979, Cogar Mine Supply built its solid reputation serving the coal producers of the Appalachian Basin with quality equipment, reliable parts, and outstanding service. By virtue of dedicated employees and loyal customers, Cogar Manufacturing has built on these same fundamental principles to become a manufacturing innovator. With an array of material handling systems that perform to the highest quality and safety standards, Cogar equipment operates in and around mines, oil refineries, and bulk terminals throughout the US and across the globe.

226 Industrial Park Dr., Pearisburg, VA 24134
(304) 252-4435

dogwood_arialDogwood Farms, 159 Hartley Way, Pearisburg, VA 24134

Carilion Giles Community Hospital
159 Hartley Way, Pearisburg, VA 24134
(540) 921-6000

Davita Giles County Dialysis
377 Boxwood Ln, Pearisburg, VA 24134-1166
(540) 921-1384

Cascade Commerce Park,Virginia Ave., Pembroke, VA 24136

Lewis Gale Physicians Giles – Internal Medicine
133 Bostic Lane, Pembroke, VA 24136
(540) 626-4343

Giles County Farm Bureau
140 Cascade Industrial Park, Pembroke, VA 24136
(540) 626-3201

ESS Technology

Specializes in complete packaging line design, equipment manufacturing, and integration. We are an authorized system integrator for FANUC America robots. ESS fillers/cappers, cartoners, case packers, robotic pallet cells and TaskMate Robotic Systems® can automate a wide range of packaging processes.

(540) 961-5716

wheatland2Wheatland Eco-Park, 6899 Virginia Ave, Pembroke VA 24136


Wheatland Eco Park will promote innovative research and pilot production facilities. Wheatland will seek recruitment of symbiotic functional enterprises to promote potential by-product exchanges and industrial networking.

Buildings at Wheatland, as well as all maintenance and administration of the Eco Park, will strive to implement new technology and cleanest, greenest, methods that are economically possible.

Future Phases of the 130-acre development at Wheatland Eco Park include residential, commercial and mixed-use facilities. The close proximity of all buildings promotes land conservation, and promotes healthy holistic living. Integrated walking trails allow for alternative transportation and outdoor recreation.

Complete build out of the industrial and office use incorporates over 29 buildings totaling over 749,000 square feet. this will stimulate economic growth for the County of Giles with new job opportunities and new commerce for already established businesses.

NanoSonic, Inc.
158 Wheatland Drive, Wheatland EcoPark
Pembroke, Virginia USA 24136
(540) 626-6266 • FAX (540) 626-6762

Industry in Giles

Celanese – Celco Plant
The Celco Plant is located on Route 460 in Narrows, Virginia along the scenic New River. It began operations on Christmas Day, 1939. Products made at the Celco Plant include cellulose acetate, flake, filament, and tow.

“Celanese has been a major participant in the New River Valley business community since 1939.  Our manufacturing site in Narrows, VA consists of approximately 600 employees.  In the New River Valley, Celanese has benefited from loyal employees with diverse skill sets and tremendous dedication of our success.  The combination of a beautiful mountain setting, the breadth of cultural offerings through Virginia Tech, and a vibrant economic climate makes the New River valley a great place to live and to do business.”  ~Perry Aliotti – District Sales Manager

P.O. Box 1000
Narrows, VA 24124
(540) 921-1111

Chemical Lime Company of Virginia
“Chemical Lime is here because of the natural resources we need for our products.  But, our New River Valley plant has the best workers, with the best work ethic, in our company.  And, having access to the mining technology expertise at Virginia Tech is also a huge plus.  Finally, this area is just the most beautiful place to live.” ~Jon Passic – Virginia Operations/Sales Manager

Lhoist North America – Kimballton Plant
2093 Big Stony Creek Rd.,
Ripplemead, VA 24150
(540) 626-8704 | 800-423-7606

NanoSonic, Inc.
NanoSonic, Inc., facility is located on Rt. 460 in Wheatland EcoPark near Pembroke and is back dropped by the beautiful surrounding mountains and farms. Giles County is the only place in the world where two specific products will be produced in the 30,000 square foot building. The first product is Metal Rubber which conducts electricity like copper and stretches like a rubber band and was developed by NanoSonics in 2006. The other is HybridSil, also known as Fire/Blast which is impervious to fire and explosion. It was developed under a contract with the U.S. Navy.

158 Wheatland Drive, Wheatland EcoPark
Pembroke, Virginia USA 24136
Phone: (540) 626-6266 | FAx: (540) 626-6762

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Patrick Enterprises, Inc.
Since 1983 we have been supplying our customers with world class quality, service and value. Our customers consist of manufacturers and suppliers to the following industries: Heavy Truck, Construction Equipment, Mining Equipment, Rail Car, Coal Prep & Processing Equipment.

With state of the art processing equipment, we can handle your steel processing needs. You will also find that our employees and staff are very capable and project a positive image of our company. They work tirelessly with an unmatched work ethic to maintain a safe and productive working environment. Our people truly are…..“Our Greatest Asset”.

 110 Patrick Drive , PO Box 10
Pembroke, VA  24136
Phone: (540) 626-7106

Jennmar Corporation of East Virginia, Inc.
A multi-national, family-owned company that is leading the way in ground control technology for the mining, tunneling and civil construction industries. Today we make a broad range of quality ground control products, from bolts and beams, to channels and trusses, to resin and rebar. We’re proud to make products that make mining safer and more efficient.

101 Powell Mountain Road
Rich Creek, VA 24147
(540) 726-2326 | Fx: (540) 726-7340
Greg Ratcliff Plant Manager

Interstate Giles

Interstate enclosed cargo trailers are built with the features, quality and durability to work as hard as you play! Quality, durability and functionality to perform beyond your expectations.

Interstate Giles
200 Fairchild Ln.
Glen Lyn, VA 24093
(877) 808-5447

New River Equipment Rental

New River Equipment Rental
New River Equipment Rental in Narrows, VA was established with the homeowner in mind, as well as, contractors.  We offer a broad selection of construction and industrial related equipment solutions.  Our main rental coverage focus is Southern WV, Giles, Montgomery, Craig, Pulaski, Floyd, Roanoke County, VA.  We offer delivery and pick-up to your job-site, business or home location.

Our rental fleet includes Compact Excavation Equipment (Mini Excavators and Skid Steers), Dump Trailers, wide range of Attachments (Skid Steer and Excavator), Multiquip and a variety of Hilti hand tools. We also have a full hydraulic hose set-up for all your hose/fittings.  We look forward to serving all your equipment and hydraulic hose needs.

New River Equipment Rental
2710 Virginia Ave
Narrows, VA 24124
(540) 358-2191