The mission of the Bedford County Economic Development Authority is to sustain and improve the quality of life for all of Bedford County through a prudent and cost effective economic development program that results in good quality jobs for all residents.
EDA members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors to four-year terms and generally, represent one of the seven election districts. Members may be re-appointed at the will of the board member. EDA officers are elected by the EDA members at the February annual organizational meeting of the Authority.
Besides developing and implementing the county’s economic development program, the EDA also has the authority to borrow money, issue bonds, and buy and sell land on behalf of the county to support economic development projects.