Covington (near), Virginia: "Virginia's Technology Corridor"
Visitor Tips and News About "Virginia's Technology Corridor"
Drive-by sighting: Official highway signs labeled "Virginia's Technology Corridor" appear along the heavily forested and otherwise empty I-64 -- a series of valleys among mountains -- between Lexington and the WV border. If it's an initiative to entice corporations to move facilities to an unused part of the state, it doesn't seem to be working. Perhaps it's technology too secret to be exposed above ground?
Further along I-64 we saw signs for "West Virginia's Technology Corridor," an area slightly more developed with occasional residential trailers and abandoned wood frame houses.
July 10, 2005: Jim Heverin sent a link to an older news story about "Virginia's Technology Corridor" -- rolled out in 1996 by the state as a branding effort to entice high tech business into the region. It apparently didn't work, but the signs remain.[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 07/01/2005]
- Along Interstate 64.