Southwestern Virginia is often the forgotten part of Virginia, but boasts unbelievably complex and stunning beautiful vistas and opportunities for development. From sun-drenched wineries and snowy ski slopes to some of the more hallowed grounds of higher education, this part of the state has it all. We begin in the wind-swept highlands of the Blue Ridge Mountains and stretch to the coal fields of the Appalachian Mountains.
Our region supports a growing higher education market, housing such universities as the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Radford University, VMI, Roanoke College, and medical colleges, just to name a few. These colleges and universities provide a stable market in architecture, engineering and construction while supporting several growing local communities and municipalities. We are home to the Appalachian Trail, the New River, the Shenandoah Valley and some of the most revered outdoor recreation in America. SMPS Virginia’s Southwest region hosts many events and draws member visits from as far away as Richmond and Northern Virginia, whom we are always thrilled to see!