Bedford County Economic Development

Office of Economic Development


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Labor & Workforce

job fairThe Bedford area labor force is adequate for existing and future business needs. Due to proximity to Roanoke and Lynchburg, the labor force within a 30 mile radius of Bedford is more than 300,000 people. Nearly 30 percent of the Bedford area workforce is employed in
Manufacturing, followed by construction, retail trade, healthcare and professional services. Workforce training is readily available through the Region 2000 Career Center and local community colleges.

Please find information below on the workforce in Bedford County.


Community Profile

Community Profile

Community Profile

Community Profile

Community Profile

Bedford County is one of the fastest growing areas in VA. Located within a day’s drive of all major mid-Atlantic markets, the Bedford community is decidedly pro-active.

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