This region was shaped in its early days by a rich tradition of railroading and mining. It was referred to as the gateway to the southern coalfields and mining still provides an integral part of our economy. Although times have changed with new technologies, the mining industry remains strong.
Education and healthcare are two of our strongest industries and certainly represent the largest employers in the area. We have an excellent public education system as well as private and public colleges and universities. In addition, we have some of the best technical education opportunities all of which work to train our ready and willing workforce. We are excited about the proposed dental school in Tazewell County and the many opportunities that will bring to the region. Our area hospitals, clinics and express care facilities offer complete medical services.
We are known as Four Seasons Country and our mild climate is the envy of those living in other regions. The Chamber is proud to continue serving free lemonade on the rare occasions when the temperature reaches 90 degrees. Our climate and proximity to major cities makes us an attractive destination for business as well as a great retirement location.
The Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 4098
Bluefield, WV 24701
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