Bedford County Economic Development

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Recent News

SOVA Innovation Center launches in Bedford County

June 22, 2017

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation and Adaptrum, a company from Silicon Valley, announced June 15, 2017, they will partner to launch the new SOVA Innovation Center for TV White Space.

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Ken Palmer honored for 10 years on Ag Board

May 9, 2017

On Monday, May 8, 2017, Ken Palmer was honored for his service to the agricultural community and participation on the Agricultural Economic Development Advisory Board for 10 years. Ken,  from District 2, has been a passionate supporter of agriculture in Bedford County, especially within the equine community. Having served on the Education and Events committee […]

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Bedford Main Street to launch second Business Bootcamp in August

May 9, 2017

The bootcamp aims to engage entrepreneurs in the region and help them learn how to create and manage a functional business.

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Agriculture grant awarded from Tobacco Commission

April 3, 2017

Producers in 15 Central/Southside Virginia Counties, including Bedford, will be eligible for matching grants this year under a program funded by TRRC.

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EDA welcomes new Dist. 7 member

February 7, 2017

Jim Messier, owner of Arthur’s Jewelry in the Town of Bedford, was sworn in on January 12, 2017.

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Commission approves LU purchase of CAER

February 6, 2017

Liberty plans to locate its school of Engineering and Computational Sciences on Lot 1 in the New London Business and Technology park.

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Valtim celebrates 30 years in Bedford County

November 29, 2016

Valtim, a multi-channel marketing and fulfillment firm in Forest, Virginia, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary in October 2016. The company currently employs 170.

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Smyth Companies to expand custom label business in Bedford

November 21, 2016

Smyth Companies LLC of Bedford will invest more than $4.6 million at its Bedford facility and add a minimum of 16 full time jobs.

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NanoSeptic Self-Cleaning Surfaces Win Innovation Award at ISSA InterClean World Conference

November 17, 2016

NanoSeptic surfaces stood out from the crowd and took home the award for most innovative cleaning agent by making clean visible.

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Cost of Living for housing lowest in state

November 7, 2016

Housing in our region is the lowest in Virginia at 78.3 — on a scale with 100 being average —and grocery items the second lowest in the state at 90.5.

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