economic devLebanon offers the vanishing beauty of a rural experience coupled with the advanced technology needed to compete in a global economy.

Until the end of the 20th century, Lebanon sustained itself largely through agriculture and coal mining. However, global business changes led our leaders to enter into strategic partnerships during the 1990s that resulted in a rebirth of our town as a manufacturing and knowledge-based economy.

In August 2004, construction began on a fiber-optic backbone – the beginnings of CPC OptiNet – that would result in making our location one of the most advanced in the world for broadband capabilities.

Due to the technology, we now have three major industrial parks in Lebanon:

  • Russell County Industrial Park
  • Cumberland Plateau Regional Industrial Park
  • Russell Regional/Business Technology Park

Economic Development Partners

Russell County Industrial Development Authority

Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commission

Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority

The Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission

Appalachian Regional Commission