County Quick Facts

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  • Utilities
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  • Real Estate
  • Building Permits
  • Labor Data
  • Largest Employers
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Tazewell County is in the southwestern portion of Virginia, on the border of West Virginia. It is a region of beautiful green mountains, rolling hills and wide-open valleys that covers 522 square miles. The county's accessibility to Interstates 77 and 81 makes it a convenient location for all markets east of the Mississippi and the Midwest. Richmond, the state capital, is 281 miles northeast; Roanoke is 110 miles east; and Bristol is 70 miles southwest.  The county is ideally located within the geographic center of the east coast and within one day’s drive of 50% of the most populous states in the country.

Location Map

Electricity

County - AEP Appalachian Power.

Town of Richlands - the Town of Richlands owns and operates its own electricity.

 

Water and Wastewater

Water and wastewater services are provided by the Tazewell County Public Services Authority (PSA).  The towns of Bluefield, Pocahontas, Richlands and Tazewell, also provide services to their citizens.

Solid Waste Disposal

Tazewell County Sanitary Landfill


Natural Gas and Propane

Appalachian Natural Gas (limited)

Bluefield Gas (subsidiary of RCG Resources)

There are several providers of propane in the county.

 

Telephone Service

Verizon Communications
Burkes Garden Telephone Service

 

Fiber Provider

Verizon and Optinet, a Bristol Virginia Utilities (BVU) company

 

4G Wireless Network - wireless phone coverage and high-speed internet services.

LTE 4G Services

The Board of Supervisors establishes a personal property tax rate each year. The tax rate may vary according to category. 

Vehicles, campers, utility trailers, boats $2.00 per hundred dollars assessed value
Business Furniture and Fixtures $2.00 per hundred dollars assessed value
Machinery & Tools $2.00 per hundred dollars assessed value
Merchant's Capital $3.80 per hundred dollars assessed value
Mobile Homes $0.55 per hundred dollars assessed value
Aircraft $0.50 per hundred dollars assessed value

The real estate tax rate as of July 1, 2014 is fifty-five (55) cents per $100 of assessed value.

TAZEWELL COUNTY BUILDING SAFETY DEPARTMENT
OFFICE OF BUILDING INSPECTIONS

Mailing Address:
108 E. Main St.
Tazewell, VA 24651

Physical Address:
106 E. Main St.
Tazewell, VA 24651

276-385-1215 phone
276-988-0811 fax

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8am to 4:30pm excluding holidays

http://tazewellcountyva.org/departments/building-safety/

Population 
Tazewell County 42,565
Extended Labor Market Area 286,693
Labor Force (2016) 
Tazewell County 15,969
Extended Labor Market Area 114,048
Unemployment (May, 2017) 
Tazewell County 6.2%
Extended Labor Market Area 5.2%
Underemployment (1st quarter 2017) 
Tazewell County 1,660
Extended Labor Market Area 12,673

 

Click here for more labor market information from the Community Profile - source- yesvirginia.org

 

Rank Employer NAICS Industry Ownership Size Class
1 Tazewell County School Board 611    Educational Services Local Government 1000 and over employees
2 Wal Mart 452    General Merchandise Stores Private 500 to 999 employees
3 Clinch Valley Community Hospital 622    Hospitals Private 500 to 999 employees
4 Cumberland Mountain Community Services 813    Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations Local Government 250 to 499 employees
5 Revelation Energy LLC 212    Mining (except Oil and Gas) Private 250 to 499 employees
6 Southwest Virginia Community College 611    Educational Services State Government 250 to 499 employees
7 Pocahontas State Correctional 922    Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities State Government 250 to 499 employees
8 Tazewell County Virginia 921    Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support Local Government 250 to 499 employees
9 Bluefield College 611    Educational Services Private 250 to 499 employees
10 Lowes' Home Centers, Inc. 444    Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers Private 100 to 249 employees
11 Food City 445    Food and Beverage Stores Private 100 to 249 employees
12 First Community Bank 522    Credit Intermediation and Related Activities Private 100 to 249 employees
13 Appalachian Agency for Seniors 624    Social Assistance Local Government 100 to 249 employees
14 McDonald's 722    Food Services and Drinking Places Private 100 to 249 employees
15 Heritage Hall 623    Nursing and Residential Care Facilities Private 100 to 249 employees
16 Magic Mart 493    Warehousing and Storage Private 100 to 249 employees
17 Town of Bluefield 921    Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support Local Government 100 to 249 employees
18 Joy Technologies 333    Machinery Manufacturing Private 100 to 249 employees
19 Tazewell Community Hospital 622    Hospitals Private 100 to 249 employees
20 Town of Richlands 921    Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support Local Government 100 to 249 employees
21 Food Lion 445    Food and Beverage Stores Private 100 to 249 employees
22 Tadano Mantis 333    Machinery Manufacturing Private 100 to 249 employees
23 Jennmar Corporation of Virginia 332    Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 50 to 99 employees
24 Clinch Valley Community Action 624    Social Assistance Private 50 to 99 employees
25 Wendy's 722    Food Services and Drinking Places Private 50 to 99 employees
26 Grants Supermarket 445    Food and Beverage Stores Private 50 to 99 employees
27 Hardee's 722    Food Services and Drinking Places Private 50 to 99 employees
28 Clinch Valley Medical Center 621    Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 50 to 99 employees
29 Delrick Corporation 238    Specialty Trade Contractors Private 50 to 99 employees
30 Clinch Valley Physicians LLC 621    Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 50 to 99 employees
31 Aramark Services 812    Personal and Laundry Services Private 50 to 99 employees
32 Clinch River Forest Products I 321    Wood Product Manufacturing Private 50 to 99 employees
33 Tazewell County Board of Social Services 624    Social Assistance Local Government 50 to 99 employees
34 Pyott Boone Electronics Inc. 334    Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing Private 50 to 99 employees
35 Cardno Inc. 541    Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 50 to 99 employees
36 Tammy Bostic 213    Support Activities for Mining Private 50 to 99 employees
37 Town of Tazewell 921    Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support Local Government 50 to 99 employees
38 Westwood Medical Park Ope LLC 623    Nursing and Residential Care Facilities Private 50 to 99 employees
39 Emats Inc 541    Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 50 to 99 employees
40 Nash Finch 424    Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods Private 50 to 99 employees
41 CNX Gas Company 211    Oil and Gas Extraction Private 50 to 99 employees
42 Contemporary Builders 236    Construction of Buildings Private 50 to 99 employees
43 Ramey Chevrolet Inc. 441    Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers Private 50 to 99 employees
44 Valley Mart 447    Gasoline Stations Private 50 to 99 employees
45 Four Seasons Young Mens 713    Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries Private 50 to 99 employees
46 Pemco Corporation 335    Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing Private 50 to 99 employees
47 Postal Service 491    Postal Service Federal Government 50 to 99 employees
48 Charlatte of America, Inc. 333    Machinery Manufacturing Private 50 to 99 employees
49 Family Preservation Services 624    Social Assistance Private 50 to 99 employees
50 Kwik Kafe Vending Company 454    Nonstore Retailers Private 50 to 99 employees
           
  Blue=Govt. [611s, 813, 900s]; Gray=Retail/FoodSer [400s;700s]; Yellow=Nursing & Residential Care, Ambulatory Care, Hospital [620s]   Prepared by SWCC IR


Source: Virginia Employment Commission, June 7, 2017
Prepared by:  SWCC IR

General Aviation Service
Name Runway Length
Tazewell County Airport 4300 ft
Mercer County, WV Airport 4731 ft
Commercial Passenger
Name Time
Roanoke Regional Airport 1 hour 47 minutes
Tri-Cities International Airport, Blountville, TN 1 hour 26 minutes
Yeager Airport, Charleston, WV 1 hour 52 minutes
Piedmont Triad International Airport 2 hours 21 minutes
Charlotte Douglas International Airport 2 hours 47 minutes
Seaports
Name Distance
Port of Virginia 387.0 miles
Other Ports of Entry
Name Distance
New River Valley Airport - Virginia Trade Port 66.9 miles
TriCities 85.8 miles
Port of Washington-Dulles 335.9 miles
Interstate Access
Location Time
I-81 Wytheville 41 minutes
I-77 Bluefield, WV 20 minutes
I-64 Beckley, WV 66 minutes
Rail Service
Name Location
Norfolk Southern Railroad Throughout County
Motor Freight
Local Terminal Location
J&S Transport Tazewell
J&M Transport Bluefield
Bluefield Transport Bluefield