Bedford County Economic Development

Office of Economic Development


Staff Profiles

Traci Blido, Director

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Traci Blido is the Director of Economic Development. She is responsible for planning, developing, and directing business and economic development programs and services in the County. She joined Bedford County in August 2011 after working nearly five years as an Economic Development Program Manager at Virginia’s Region 2000 Partnership and Economic Development Council.

Prior to that, Traci worked more than 15 years in the nuclear energy, pulp and paper, and telecommunication industries — including a 10-year stint with Ericsson Inc. where she served as Director of Internal Communications.

Traci holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Liberty University and is an active member of the International Economic Development Council and Virginia Economic Development Association.

She serves on the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Virginia’s Region 2000 Workforce Development Board, and is a member/Past President of the Bedford Rotary Club.