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Recent News


Applications are open for AFID Infrastructure Grant

November 15, 2021

Interested businesses should submit their application to the Office of Economic Development for review by February 4, 2022.

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Meet Ethan Tanner, the newest member of the Agricultural Economic Development Advisory Board

October 14, 2021

Ethan Tanner has lived in Bedford County his entire life. Born and raised in Big Island, he lives on the land his great-grandfather purchased back in 1910. The farm is a designated “Century Farm” meaning it’s been used for agricultural purposes for 100 years. Ethan raises registered angus beef cattle on the farm for seed […]

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Bedford County seeks proposals/bids for two former elementary schools

October 14, 2021

Body Camp Elementary School and the former Montvale Elementary School available for sale or lease.

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Bedford County Fair Postponed

September 29, 2021

The Bedford County Fair, which was scheduled for October 15-17, is postponed until further notice.

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Bedford County Launches Childcare Needs Assessment Surveys for Parents/Guardians and Employers

September 28, 2021

We are exploring the current situation from a workforce perspective and need the community’s involvement by participating in a short survey.

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Bedford County names new Economic Development Director

September 27, 2021

County Administrator Robert Hiss is pleased to announce a familiar person in Bedford County, Pam Bailey, as the new Economic Development Director. 

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Business Game Plan Now Taking Applications

September 17, 2021

There are only 15 slots available, and business need to apply for the program by September 30 in order to be considered. This program is NOT for start ups.  

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Sam Williams Recognized by Board of Supervisors

September 14, 2021

On Monday, September 13, 2021, Sam Williams, Retired General Manager of the Bedford Southern States Cooperative, was recognized by the Bedford County Board of Supervisors for his leadership in the agriculture community. Thank you, Mr. Williams, for your outstanding service in Bedford County. Your expertise will be sorely missed. RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION for the Leadership […]

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WexcoUSA opens bi-metallic component manufacturing facility in Bedford

September 13, 2021

Twenty new jobs will be created. Ribbon cutting to be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

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Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development incentivizes home ownership

August 2, 2021

The Virginia Individual Development Accounts (VIDA) program helps qualified individuals save for a down payment on a home.

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