Ranked as one of the best cities to live in the Southeast, Martinsville has that small-town atmosphere with many amenities of the larger metropolitan areas. We offer:
- Business Incentives
- Available Workforce
- Construction Rates – 28% Below National Average
- Municipal Utility Services
- Among the Lowest Electric Rates in the Nation
- Cultural and Recreational Opportunities
- Wonderful Natural Surroundings
- Quality Transportation
- Historic Preservation
- West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board
In addition, our community offers quality education for youth and adults alike. Martinsville Schools (public) and Carlisle School (private) are both available within the community. Martinsville High School has been recognized among the top 3% of high schools in the nation according to Newsweek. Advanced learning is available at Patrick Henry Community College, a two-year college located three miles north of Martinsville, and New College Institute who works with colleges and universities in Virginia to provide the second two years of a degree program. Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are also within a 50 mile commute.
We are a small town with lots of opportunities for work and play. Locals are ready to work with you to bring your business success. Away from the job, we offer a vast array of recreation, including:
- Smith River Sports Complex
- Martinsville Speedway
- Martinsville-Henry County YMCA
- Five Golf Courses
- Semi-Pro Football
- Concert Series
- Farmers’ Market
- Water Activities – Smith River, Lanier Lake
- Arts & More
However, when you must access those larger markets, our local interstates and nearby airport make them a short commute. Greensboro, NC is approximately an hour drive south; Winston-Salem, NC is approximately 1 1/2 hours southwest; Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC, both southeast, are approximately 1 ¾ hours and 2+ hours by land respectively. Richmond, VA and Charleston, WV can both be reached in 3-4 hours. For longer commutes, Blue Ridge Airport is just 11 miles southwest of our city.
Our location has proven successful for an array of business and industry. We believe we have the right location for you, too. Give us a call to arrange a visit. We will be glad to show you around our community and discuss the many benefits of locating here. Success is waiting for you in Martinsville!