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Grow
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Where is
Bedford County
Virginia?

Strategically located between the Lynchburg and Roanoke metro areas, Bedford County has access to a large workforce.

Learn more about Bedford’s Strategic Location

Where is
Bedford County
Virginia?

Strategically located between
the Lynchburg and Roanoke
metro areas, Bedford County
has access to a large workforce.

Learn More

We’re a local advocate for your business.

Whether you’re an established business in Bedford County, or a new arrival, the Office of Economic Development can help your business succeed. How? By connecting you with essential resources, getting your questions answered, and assisting you with workforce development needs.

New Businesses
Existing Businesses

Target Industries

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Nuclear Energy

The Commonwealth of Virginia is uniquely positioned to assume a national leadership role in reforming and rebuilding nuclear energy.

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Wireless Communication

The Wireless Communication industry has had a significant presence in this region for many years.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing accounts for nearly 10 percent of Bedford County’s Employment mix, but these businesses are not the traditional sense of manufacturing.

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Agribusiness

Bedford County has more than 1,400 farms and 200,000 acres of farmland and it’s a prime location for agriculture-based businesses.

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Pharmaceuticals

Bedford County, with its Enterprise and Technology Zones business parks, and skilled workforce is a wise location of choice for pharmaceutical companies.

News

  • A recent headline in the Chatham Star Tribune is getting the attention of cattle farmers in Bedford County. “Tick borne disease could impact cattle in Pittsylvania County” Cattle owners in Pittsylvania County are invited to an informational meeting about the Asian Longhorned Tick, which carries bovine anemia, or Theileria orientalis. The disease can cause late […]

  • The Bedford County Board of Supervisors recently appointed Melody Divers to represent District 6 on the Bedford County Agriculture Economic Development Advisory Board (Ag Board). Mrs. Divers is the co-owner of Chapel Creek Farms in Montvale and serves as its chief marketer and event planner. When asked why she would like to serve on the […]

  • For Immediate Release: August 8, 2022 Contact: Scott Baker Senior Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension (540) 586-7675 scbaker@vt.edu Spotted lanternfly confirmed in Bedford County  (Bedford, VA)—The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) says the spotted lanternfly has recently been confirmed in Bedford County. The spotted lanternfly is an exotic, invasive insect with no […]