Friends of Southwest Virginia

The Friends of Southwest Virginia is supported through a regional partnership program of the 19 counties, four cities and 54 towns of Southwest Virginia; while funding from the many communities varies, support across the region for a single front in economic redevelopment is unified. is your home base for branding, marketing, and development tools for communities and businesses in Southwest Virginia.

The mission of Friends of Southwest Virginia is:

  • To preserve, promote and present the cultural and natural assets of Southwest Virginia;
  • To work in partnership in the region to generate economic development through these efforts;
  • To provide educational and cultural opportunities for the general public and students of the region;
  • To showcase the cultural assets of SWVA at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway.