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Business Clusters

Advanced Manufacturing

We're building on our proud manufacturing heritage to reinvent ourselves for Advanced Manufacturing.  The combination of our experienced workforce and assets like the R&D Center for Advanced Manufacturing at Southern Virginia Higher Education Center will position your company to meet the demands of the future.


Southern Virginia Vehicle Motion Laboratory (SoVa Motion) and the National Tire Research Center are located in Virginia Motorsports Technology Park, a 100 acre motorsports business park at Virginia International Raceway VIR is Virginia's premier road course and at 4.2 miles is America's longest road racing circuit.  Additionally, the 4/10 mile South Boston Speedway offers a variety of racing opportunities including NASCAR, USAC and ARCA.

Logistics and Distribution

Almost a third of our workforce is employed in the warehousing and distribution industry, and that number is growing each year. Companies like Dollar General have staked their future on our strategic locaiton.


Rich in natural resources, we are transitioning our Agribusiness economy from tobacco to a diverse range of timber, bioenergy products, vineyards, and food production.

Information Technology

Southern Virginia Technology Park is a 165-acre park that provides class “A” space for information technology, technical manufacturing, and biomedical companies. Fiber broadband connects you to the world.

Research and Development

The National Center for Coatings Application, Research, and Education (C-CARE), Riverstone Energy Center's 3-D Modeling and Simulation Lab, and the R&D Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Efficiency (R&D CAMEE) are just three of the unique R&D facilities available for your company.

Energy Production and Development

Halifax County is home to several energy production facilities, including a 49.95 megawatt “green” biomass power plant, and The Southern Virginia Product Advancement Center, a product advancement commercialization center.

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