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Bedford County Economic Development

Office of Economic Development


Starting a Business

Bedford County’s Office of Economic Development is passionate about helping you succeed in starting your business. Whether you are just beginning to write your business plan or have already gotten off to a great start, we are here to assist you.

County offices to contact when starting a business

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Helpful contacts

Bedford County Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office
Tax Structure
Call (540) 586-7621

Bedford County Community Development
Building Inspections
Call (540) 586-7616
Call (540) 586-7616
Call (540) 587-5678

Bedford County Health Department
Environmental Services
Call (540) 586-7952

Bedford County Public Safety
Fire & Rescue
Call (540) 587-0700

U.S. Internal Revenue Service
Employer ID Number
Call 1 (800) 829-1040

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Lynchburg DEQ Office
Call (434) 582-5120

Virginia Department of Taxation
Virginia Tax ID Number
Call (804) 367-8036

Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC)
Certificate of Assumed or Fictitious Name
Call 1 (800) 552-7945

Central Virginia Community College Workforce Solutions & Community Education
Customized training and other workforce needs

Small Business Development Center — Lynchburg region (your local SBDC)

U.S. Small Business Administration
Resources to help women-owned businesses and more

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Agriculture and forestry laws and regulations

Virginia Dept. of Business Assistance
State incentives, financing and more

Virginia Small Business Development Center
Start your own business