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  • Altavista's Mayor With Street Art

On Track for Success

Welcome to Altavista On Track... and Online!

An Up-and-Coming Commercial District 

Friendly Atmosphere

Wealth of Historic and Cultural Attractions

Fine Selection of Industrial Locations

A Rich Quality of Life with Small Town Charm   

Business Needs Survey

We want to thank each and everyone that took the time to complete the "Altavista Business Needs Survey". The analysis is underway and the results will be posted shortly. It is now time to move to the next phase of the "Pop Up Altavista" Program.

Pop Up Altavista Classes for Prospective Businesses

For a list of the Pop Up Program classes for prospective business owners, click here.

For a Registration form to complete and submit for the Business Classes, click here.

Start Up Awards


AOT believes that a key pillar of economic development in our community is to promote the start up and expansion of local and small businesses. As a communtiy, we know that developing entrepreneurs will help to not only reestablish the economic health but also the social health of the Town of Altavista.

With the vision in mind, the "Pop Up Altavista" program is being implemented to encourage and reward those prospective business owners who choose to start or expand a business in Downtown Altavista.

Four (4) Start Up Awards of $10,000 each will be made available to kick off the Altavista Pop Up Program. A portion of the total funds was obtained from the Virginia Main Street Downtown Investment Grant Program made possible through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Three (3) of the four (4) awards must be for businesses within the Downtown Business District. The fourth award can be used for any new or expanding business located within the town's zones business districts.

Now is the time to complete and submit an application!

For a Registration form to complete and submit for the Classes, click here.

For the Business Competition Award Information and requirements, click here.

If you are interested in starting a new business, complete the "New Business Information Form". Click here.

If you are an existing business and wish to expand your business, complete the "Existing Business Information Form". Click here.

NEW Zero Interest Loan Program established by the Town of Altavista to provide financial assistance to commercial building property owners. Find out more...

NEW - If you are starting a business, check out our Updated Business Survival Kit. Download it here. 

Giblet Jog 5K Logo

Thank you for all of the participants in the 2014 Giblet Jog 5k run. Here are the results by Age. Overall results. 

The Giblet Jog 5k is a family event. Read about the Sanders family participation in the Giblet Jog 5k event in the Altavista Journal. 

Scarecrow Stroll

Scarecrows in Canoe in Altavista, VA 

Scarecrow Couple in Altavista, VA

The Colonel Pigskin sm


Race To The Madness 

Each year during the entire month of October, Altavista On Track hosts the Scarecrow Stroll for businesses and organizations.

Altavista On Track Annonces 2014 Scarecrow Stroll Winners

Altavista On Track announced its Scarecrow Stroll winners for 2014. The People's Choice Award winner was the Colonel and his Pigskin scarecrow created by First National Bank selected by voters who cast their votes at the Altavista Journal, the Medicine Shoppe and at Town Hall. The Most Creative Award went to the Race to the Madness scarecrow designed by MAD Biddy's. This award was selected by a subcommittee of Altavista On Track board members. Each of these businesses received a $100 award for their award-winning scarecrow. Altavista On Track wishes to thank all of the participants in the Scarecrow Stroll which continues through this weekend.

Click here to view the list of 2014 Scarecrows.

Welcome to the web site for Altavista On Track, the community development arm of the Town of Altavista, VA, an official Main Street community. We hope you’ll spend some time exploring our site, where you’ll discover an impressive cross-section of all that Altavista has to offer.

If you’re a traveler or tourist, we know you’ll pay us a visit once you’ve explored our site. It’s hard to resist the charm, scenery and opportunity found in this close-knit community here in Altavista. We look forward to meeting you and serving your needs.

If you’re a citizen, we hope you’ll continue supporting our efforts to revitalize and re-energize the downtown district. Altavista has so much to offer – not the least of which is its people. You truly provide the character and vision that has made this community strong and vibrant for the last century.

Altavista is a vibrant, close-knit community with abundant resources and opportunity for business, recreation and family. We look forward to reaching new heights of prosperity and cooperation as we chart an exciting course into the future. With your support and renewed vision, we’ll build a community that is “on track” for success in 2013 and well beyond.