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Neathawk Lumber to open new location in Bedford County, adding 10 new jobs

April 9, 2020

The Bedford County Office of Economic Development, in partnership with the Economic Development Authority (EDA), is pleased to welcome S.J. Neathawk Lumber Company, Inc. to Montvale.

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Coyote Lottery Winners Annouced

April 6, 2020

Thanks to several local businesses who sponsored this year’s lottery April 6, 2020 — For Immediate Release Don Gardner DVM, Vice Chair BAEDAB Bedford County, Virginia The lucky grand prize winner of the Bedford Agricultural Economic Development Advisory Board’s 2019-2020 Coyote Lottery is Mr. Cline Lynch of Blue Ridge, VA. He took home a $2,000.00 […]

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American Farmland Trust sets up Farmer Relief Fund

April 4, 2020

American Farmland Trust sets up national Farmer Relief Fund

American Farmland Trust’s Farmer Relief Fund will award farmers with cash grants of up to $1,000 each to help them weather the current storm of market disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis.

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COVID-19 Resources Available

March 31, 2020

Find regularly updated links and information from Federal, State and Local resources here.

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Rapid Response Funding Applications

March 30, 2020

The Virginia Career Works now has COVID-19 funding available to support small businesses (250 employees or less). APPLICATION WINDOW is MARCH 30, 2020 – APRIL 3, 2020 at 5 PM.

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Governor Northam Orders Statewide Closure of Certain Non-Essential Businesses, K-12 Schools

March 23, 2020

Governor Ralph Northam today ordered the closure of certain non-essential businesses, bans all gatherings of more than 10 people, and closes all K-12 schools for the remainder of the academic year.

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COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS Business Assistance and Information

March 20, 2020

Important links and phone numbers for small businesses amid COVID-19.

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Now Available: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Recovery Loan

March 20, 2020

Small Business Administration (SBA) applications are now open businesses for the Economic Injury Disaster (EID) Loan program.  

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County Administrator’s COVID-19 local response

March 18, 2020

Bedford County has officially issued a State of Emergency and declaration of a local disaster. 

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Local, State and National COVID-19 Resources for Business

March 17, 2020

The following contains pertinent information and resources we complied from these sources.

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