Support from Smyth County

We are excited to receive the recent resolution from the Smyth County Board of Supervisors supporting our mission and application to the Department of Housing and Community Development Industrial Redevelopment Fund grant. 

Blue Ridge Discovery Center has spent the majority of our existence networking and serving the Upper New River Plateau region in the counties of Grayson, Alleghany, Carroll, and the city of Galax. That region is geographically isolated from the I-81 corridor including Smyth and Washington Counties by the massive Mount Rogers, the highest peak in Virginia. With the establishment of our future center in Smyth County, at the base of that mountain, it has been a pleasure getting to know the local community and I-81 region more. It is especially appreciated to see the recent support given by the Smyth County Board of Supervisors for our mission and vision. 

We see the future Blue Ridge Discovery Center location, and Mount Rogers as becoming less of a dividing line for our area and more of a focal point for the region at large, bringing the surrounding counties together around one of the greatest natural assets in North America.