An excellent location along Interstate-64 – convenient to The Omni Homestead and The Greenbrier – coupled with available retail space in two charming downtowns make the Alleghany Highlands a natural choice for retail. Both national or regional chains and home-grown entrepreneurs will find abundant opportunity in the region.
- Dollar General
- Merle Norman
An educated workforce leads to business success. Dabney S. Lancaster Community College offers degree and certificate programs in business, including associate’s degrees in Business Administration and Business Management and career certificates in Business Leadership and Business and Communications.
- Most of the available space in the Clifton Forge and Covington downtowns is suitable for commercial (with residential potential on the upper floors)
- Affordable sale and lease rates
- A majority of the workforce (over 16 years old) commute within the Alleghany Highlands, meaning they work and shop close to home, according to the US Census
- A July 2010 retail leakage study by RKG Associates demonstrates that opportunities exist for potential retailers in the building materials, sport and hobby, office supply, clothing and jewelry segments.