Bedford County Economic Development

Office of Economic Development


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Locate Your Business

Bedford is business and family friendly

B&W hard hatsBedford County, Virginia is a picturesque, family-friendly setting to locate and operate a business. In addition to being in one of the most business-friendly states in America, here are some of the advantages that Bedford County has to offer:

  • Several major markets, such as New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Charlotte and Atlanta are all within a day’s drive.
  • Located within 30 minutes of the Roanoke, Virginia MSA and the Lynchburg, Virginia MSA, Bedford County pulls from a workforce of over 500,000 people.
  • Low tax rates make Bedford County an attractive place to do business.  Business taxes are well below the national average, and the real estate tax rate is just $0.52 per $100 assessed value.
  • Operating costs well below the national average. There is no Merchant’s Capital Tax or Business License Tax.
  • Bedford County is part of a foreign trade zone (FTZ).
  • County government is pro-business, and easy to do business with.

Please see the links to the right to learn why doing business in Bedford County, Virginia is a smart choice.


Bedford County’s Incentives

Bedford County's Incentives

The premise of Bedford County’s incentive program is that it can offer a new or expanding company financial assistance associated with a start-up, relocation, or expansion project, freeing up business capital at a time when it is most urgently needed.

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