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Building community power for economic transition in the coalfields


The New Economy Network of Southwest Virginia continues to progress local conversations to bring positive change to the region.


Fighting for equitable land access in Southwest Virginia

Absentee land ownership in Wise County

Large, out-of-state companies often hold huge tracts of land in Southwest Virginia and across the region for its perceived coal or timber potential — making it difficult for nearby communities to use the land themselves.


New Economy Network looking to 2021 at November meeting

CONTACT: Austin Counts, New Economy Field Coordinator,, (276) 219-2751 Southwest Virginia — The New Economy Network will host a virtual meeting on November 18th, from 6 – 8 p.m., to discuss the network’s goals for 2021. All are invited


Southwest Virginia’s natural resources present new opportunities and challenges

Join us for a discussion on how we can leverage ecotourism into a burgeoning new economy for the region!


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