Please visit The Alleghany Highlands Artisans Shops. By making purchases through this site, you are supporting entrepreneurs whose hand-made products reflect the talent and innovation native to the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia.
We in partnership with The Advancement Foundation are seeking entrepreneurs of all ages and experience who want to start or expand a business. We are particularly interested in businesses that will become part of our efforts to create a critical mass of interconnected businesses in order to maximize tourism within the Alleghany Highlands. Over the next 6 months we will meet with and select a minimum of 25 businesses that will be eligible to participate in the GAUNTLET Business Development Program and Competition! Over $250,000 will be awarded in the State’s Largest Business Competition across the Alleghany Highlands, Botetourt and Roanoke Counties. Participants have access to mentors, expertise, 0% interest loan funds, incubation programs and so much more!!! Please contact Kathleen@TheAdvancementFoundation.org or call 540.862.0936 to set up an appointment. If you want to start or expand your business NOW is the time!!!!! Gauntlet Application here.
For all you entrepreneurs who missed our workshop on Guerrilla Marketing, you can view it here.
Alleghany County and the City of Covington are embarking on Comprehensive Plan updates, guiding future growth in the region. While working together throughout the process, the City and County are setting goals for economic growth, continued smart development, and overall system enhancements.
If you would like to participate in the process, we have a survey to gather resident input. This survey should take anywhere from 5-15 minutes depending on your responses. You can take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3QPGFKC.
For updates throughout the process, please visit the project website, www.cacplan.com.
The Alleghany Highlands is a natural choice for large companies, small businesses, individuals and families. We’re pro-business and family friendly. Good schools are an advantage for families with children and companies that want well-educated employees. Low taxes benefit everyone.