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The Bluestone Advantage: Aggressive Business Assistance - Pro–Business Environment - Enterprise Zone - Workforce Training - Competitive Utility Rates - Abundant Natural Resources - Affordable Land - Safe and Economical Place to Live - Excellent Quality of Life
A regional Business and Technology Center that will allow you to expand your horizons and offer your employees the ability to live, learn, work and play.
The entrance to your new business location. Call and schedule a visit and see the beautiful setting that awaits you.
Two 6 acre compacted sites or one 12 acre tiered site to meet your business plan needs.
Looking at a 3 acre compacted site on the left and a 5 acre one on the right. These are expandable according to your needs.
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A region so rich in natural beauty and natural resources - a place where one can find a quality of life and opportunities limited only by the imagination.
  • The Bluestone Description
  • Bluestone Specs
  • Labor Data
  • Fiber Backbone
  • Phasing Plan
  • Regional Lifestyle
  • Business Assistance

The Bluestone is a 680 acre mixed-used development, situated at the gateway of Virginia’s e-Region. This development is immersed in an environment full of natural and recreational resources and amenities, where one can work, live, learn and play. It is the perfect setting for high quality research, technology and advanced manufacturing businesses. It is the perfect setting for training your employees. It is the perfect setting for building a dream home and the perfect setting for outdoor recreation such as golfing, hiking and biking.

The geographic location of The Bluestone, the stable business environment, the infrastructure, aggressive business assistance, along with the added bonus of a safe, family-focused community are just a few of the reasons companies are checking out The Bluestone.

We invite you to consider the strength of Virginia’s economy, the excellent geographic location and the premium quality of life and make The Bluestone your new home.

SITE INFORMATION
 
Site Name The Bluestone Regional Business and Technology Center
Site Address Governor G.C. Peery Highway (US 460), North Tazewell, VA 24630
Owner Industrial Development Authority of Tazewell County, Virginia
Address 108 East Main Street, Tazewell, VA  24651
Contact Economic Development
Phone 276-385-1270
SITE ATTRIBUTES  
Site Area 680 acres, Greenfield site
Topography Combination topography; business lots are gently rolling; residential lots are hilly.
Soil type (s) Clay/Limestone
Lot size (in acres) Varies; ranging from 3 to 100
All permissible uses Business, technology, advanced manufacturing, logistics, medical, IT
Flood zone Outside a 500 year flood plane
ENVIRONMENTAL/METEOROLOGICAL  
Earthquake Based on USGS map, above, this property has no history of earthquake activity nor has it sustained any earthquake damage
Hurricane Based on information obtained from NOAA, this site is not subject to hurricane activity or related flooding
Tornado Based on NOAA information from 1991 through 2010, Virginia and this site have one of the lowest averages of tornado activity. Virginia is lowest in southeastern United States
SITE UTILITIES  
Fiber On-site - Dark fiber
Power provider Appalachian Power
Power rate for heavy industrial user 7.0 cents.kwh
Power capacity 2-3 Mw now, within 12-18 months, 20 Mw
Water provider Tazewell County Public Service Authority
Water 8 inches, 1000 GPM
Sewer provider Tazewell County Public Service Authority
Sewer Onsite gravity feed sewer line has 0.3 MGD capacity; wastewater treatment plant reserve capacity is approximately 2.0 MGD
TAXES  
Real estate tax $0.55/$100
Personal property tax $2.00/$100
BPOL tax None (in county jurisdiction)
Other taxes Federal income tax, federal payroll tax, sales and use tax, corporate income tax (for corporations registered with SCC). If employers are required to withhold under federal law, Virginia withholding tax is also required. Local taxes include BPOL in towns but not in county. Real estate, machinery and tools, and personal property taxes.
TRANSPORTATION  
Nearest interstate I-77, 12 miles
Nearest Airport (commercial and general aviation) Raleigh County Memorial, Beckley, WV
Nearest railroad Norfolk Southern, 3 miles
EDUCATIONAL SOURCES  
Colleges, universities, and trade schools within fifty (50) miles of the site Bluefield College, Southwest Virginia Community College, Bluefield State College, Concord University, Wytheville Community College, National College 
INCENTIVES  
Potential state statutory and discretionary incentives

Governor’s Opportunity Fund
Tobacco Regional Opportunity Fund
Coalfield Region Opportunity Fund
Virginia Enterprise Zone
Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (low interest loan/loan guarantee)
Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority Low Interest Loan
Virginia Jobs Investment Program
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (selling to the government)
USDA Rural Development Loan Guarantee
Potential local statutory and discretionary incentives Virginia Enterprise Zone # 44 –Tazewell County, Virginia
Is this site in the Enterprise Zone Yes
Is this site in a Hub Zone Yes
Is this site in a Technology Zone No
Identify and define distress factor High Unemployment Area (HUA)

 

 

e-Region Civilian Labor Force (2016)

Unemployment Rate (May, 2017)

Underemployment (February, 2016)

Virginia’s e-Region……………….……...…..71,154

Virginia’s e-Region……..………...……….…...6.2%

Virginia’s e-Region…………...…….……......7,448

Surrounding labor area….....…..….....383.696

Surrounding labor area…………..……..…...4.6%

Surrounding labor area…..…………...…46,518

Total………………….....………...………..…....454,850

Statewide…………………………….………..........3.8%

Total…………………………….…..………….......53,966

 

 

 

  • Verizon and CPC/Optinet T1/NxT1/T3 (1.5 Mbps – 45 Mbps) - Provides basic connectivity between business locations.

  • Ethernet (10 Mbps – 1 Gbps) - Ideal for WAN connectivity, VoIP, and internet service. Ethernet can be delivered as switched (many sites) or point to point (two sites). Service options include quality of service, site management, performance reporting, equipment and maintenance.

  • Optical (155 Mbps – 10 Gbps) - Designed for businesses needing reliability and high bandwidth. Optical services are typically designed as a ring to prevent a single point of failure and are guaranteed by service level agreements.

  • MPLS (1.5 Mbps – 10 Gbps) - Provides geographically dispersed companies with one network that connects to multiple carriers with a variety of transport options (T1, T3, Ethernet, Optical, DSL, Wireless and Satellite).

 

The Bluestone plan is an urban development in a rural setting. Today, the Bluestone plan envisions a high quality technology, research and advance manufacturing center immersed in an environment full of natural and recreational resources. The Bluestone is a lifestyle work environment suited to the natural and heritage resources of the center. One can live, work, play and learn at the multi-use park. Surrounding the business and technology center which will house a village cluster of restaurants, daycare, and support business services, residential sites are being planned for development. Meandering throughout the 680 acre park will be recreational trails for hiking and biking.

  • Cost of Living Index—82.2.

  • Subdivisions and acreage available.

  • Beautiful location.

  • All public schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

  • Boating, fishing, camping, hiking, birding and hunting available throughout the region.

  • Weather—Moderate—Four distinct seasons.

  • Medical Services—State of the art hospitals.

  • Shopping—Numerous shopping centers, antique markets and shopping malls within region.

 

  • Virginia Enterprise Zone Real Property and Job Creation Grants.

  • Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) - Low interest loan and grant programs.

  • Virginia Tobacco Commission Economic Development Program and Tobacco Regional Opportunity Fund(TROF).

  • Data Center sales tax exemption.

  • Governor's Opportunity Fund grant program.

  • Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

  • Virginia Small Business Financing Authority loan and loan guaranty programs.

  • USDA Rural Development Loan Guarantee.

  • Low overall tax structure.