Bedford County Economic Development

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Recent News

First Bedford County resident named to top post of Virginia FFA

August 23, 2018

The Virginia Future Farmers Association (FFA) recently selected Ethan Jackson, a Staunton River High School 2018 graduate, as its new State President.

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Bison Printing to expand in Bedford

August 14, 2018

Investment includes more than $650,000 and 10 full-time jobs

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Bedford County issues requests for proposals for county-wide broadband

August 13, 2018

Bedford County is taking the next steps necessary to expand broadband internet access.

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Sandy Seals named Employee of the Year

August 11, 2018

Sandy Seals, Unit Administrative Assistant in the Bedford County Extension Office, was recently named the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Employee of the Year.

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2018 Bedford County Fair to be held Sept. 27-30

July 31, 2018

This year’s Bedford County Fair will be held Sept. 27-30, 2018 at the Glenwood Center, 2074 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston, VA. Admissions and parking is free.

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Bedford County teen named Virginia FFA President

July 31, 2018

Ethan Jackson, a recent graduate of Staunton River High School, has been named 2018-2019 Virginia FFA State President at the 92nd Virginia FFA State Convention held in June in Blacksburg. He’s the first to serve in the top role from Bedford County.

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Smith Mountain FFA shines at 2018 State Convention

July 31, 2018

The Smith Mountain FFA – Staunton River team brought home numerous awards at the 2018 Virginia FFA Convention held on June 18-21, 2018, including first place in the livestock judging competition.

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Governor Northam Announces Blue Ridge Optics to Invest in New Product Line in Bedford County

July 19, 2018

Company to invest $750,000, retrain seven employees.

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Governor Northam Announces $6.5 Million Investment in Bedford County

July 12, 2018

Smyth Companies to upgrade equipment at printing operation, retrain 28 employees.

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EDA assists Cintas with a production need

June 11, 2018

Cash grant provided to Cintas for the purpose of increasing production outcomes and helping to further grow the business.

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