The Commission’s service area includes 40 tobacco-dependent localities in Southern and Southwest Virginia. Local governments and nonprofits serving those localities are eligible to apply to the Commission’s grant and loan programs for projects that will enhance the economic growth and development of the region. See our Grant and Loan Programs page for more information on specific programs.
Tobacco Region Localities:
Counties of Lee, Wise, Dickenson, Buchanan, Scott, Russell, Washington, Tazewell, Smyth, Grayson, Wythe, Bland, Carroll, Floyd, Patrick, Henry, Franklin, Bedford, Pittsylvania, Campbell, Appomattox, Buckingham, Halifax, Charlotte, Prince Edward, Cumberland, Amelia, Nottoway, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Brunswick, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Sussex.
Cities of Norton, Bristol, Galax, Martinsville, Danville, Emporia
*The City of Lynchburg is not in the Tobacco Region