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Imagine a place where the living is easy...everyone's a neighbor...and the land is rich in beauty and heritage. Welcome to The Bluefields where this small town feeling mixes with progressive business and industry for a fresh point of view. The Greater Bluefield area is a refreshing, mountainous community make up of two cities - Bluefield, Virginia and Bluefield, West Virginia - situated in two shallow valleys in the Appalachian Mountains. Highways, buslines, rail and air service provide easy access to and from the Bluefield area. The intersection of Interstate 77, which runs from the Great Lakes to Florida, and U.S. Route 460 are just minutes away, connecting the Greater Bluefield area with major routes for tourism and shipping. I-77 also provides close access to Interstates 81 and 64. The people of Greater Bluefield area are kept abreast of current news and information, while provided entertainment and advertising messages through a broad range of sources. One television station, eight radio stations, three newspapers and two advertising agencies give residents choices in where to get their information. Historically, coal was responsible for the area's early growth and prosperity and the economic base for The Bluefields of today. Today, coal, industrial parks, banking, shopping, retirement, health and services, tourism...a diverse group of manufacturing companies and businesses are the key to the profitable growth and success of the Greater Bluefield Area. The financial strength of the Bluefield area and other attractive features mean continuing growth and prosperity for the region. A good sign for business is the health of a region's banking industry, and with eight banks representing assets totaling almost $600 million, the Bluefield area offers a healthy business climate. A savings and loan bank and approximately seven major insurance companies also serve the area. Other growth markets in the Bluefield area include the tourism industry and retirement living. Education is the key to the Greater Bluefield area's continued quality of life. The school system offers facilities and curricula that prepare young minds for the future. On the primary and secondary levels, the Bluefield area is served by eleven public schools, including Graham High School in Virginia and Bluefield High School in West Virginia. Health care in the Greater Bluefield area offers advanced technology along with old-fashioned care. Medical needs are served by two hospitals offering the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technology, as well as a reassuring hand in keeping the community healthy.


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