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The Southwest Virginia Workforce Development Board Area One is located in the beautiful coalfields of the Appalachian mountains of Southwest Virginia. Area One encompasses the communities of Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Tazewell, and Wise Counties, as well as the City of Norton. Although it is a predominately rural area, there is significant industrial development and business presence.

The Southwest Virginia Workforce Development Board is committed to helping improve the lives of people in this area, by assisting individuals in obtaining employment and furthering their career skills.