Martinsville Economic Development

Martinsville's Economic Development efforts are directed by the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation, led by CEO Mark Heath. He is assisted by a team of professionals in tourism, small & minority business development, marketing, research and development.

The EDC office is located at 134 East Church St., Suite 200, Martinsville, in the SunTrust Bank building, phone 276.403.5940.  Our staff of economic development and municipal officials works with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, U.S. Economic Development Administration and other state and federal partners to maximize incentives for companies wanting to do business in Martinsville and Henry County.

The city and surrounding communities have a large pool of available labor, many trained in new skills after textile and furniture closings. The city's unique location offers attractive options for transportation and distribution companies as a central community within 40 miles of the new FedEx hub being constructed in Greensboro, NC and within 60 miles of the new Dell Computer plant in Forsyth County, NC.

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In addition, the Longwood Small Business Development Center offers a vast array of services to both new and existing businesses in our area.  Services offered include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Planning
  • Financial Analysis
  • Market Research
  • Credit Management
  • Retail Strategy
  • Access to Capital
  • And much more

Contact LSBDC's local office in the Martinsville/Henry County Chamber of Commerce at (276) 632-4462, or visit them on the web at http://www.sbdc-longwood.com/