The Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing, Inc. is a non-profit organization focused on supporting and strengthening manufacturers in the region.

the SVAM difference

SVAM’s vision is to unite Southwest Virginia manufacturers to strengthen our position as a world-leading region of advanced manufacturing opportunities. Led by manufacturers, SVAM utilizes its resources to provide support services to manufacturers to meet a wide variety of needs.


SVAM works with manufacturers across the region to meet their ongoing needs. SVAM provides direct services such as resources support, providing opportunities for manufacturers to share best practices with one another, promoting job openings, offering trainings, and much more.


As a membership-driven organization, SVAM offers a menu of benefits exclusive to its member companies.

our mission

Supporting the sustainment and advancement of manufacturing in Southwest Virginia through regional collaborations, improving the image of manufacturing, and closing the skills gap.

our goals

SVAM operates by the following three goals as outlined in its Articles of Incorporation:


goal 1

To establish and promote the regional collaborations in support of manufacturing and manufacturing careers as part of an economic development initiative.


goal 2

To redefine the image of manufacturing with young people and their parents, their educators, the community and policymakers in a manner that increases the number of young adults and other member of the workforce who pursue manufacturing careers.


goal 3

To close the skills gap for regional manufacturers by aligning educational and workforce training resources with the most pressing demands of area industry.

2022-2023 Annual Report

latest annual report

Check out our latest Annual Report to gain a better understanding of the ways we support manufacturing in Southwest Virginia.

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Strategic Plan

SVAM’s Strategic Plan guides everything that SVAM does throughout the year.

Our Members

manufacturing careers

Did you know that manufacturing is alive and thriving in Southwest Virginia? The region's more than 350 manufacturing companies are currently offering exciting and rewarding careers to 17,000 people and they're looking for many more.

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SVAM is a membership-driven organization, offering a variety of benefits to its member companies, each designed to ensure manufacturers have every resource available to them to thrive.

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