Bedford County Economic Development

Office of Economic Development


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Quality of labor force

The 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 Virginia Career Works Lynchburg Center, Central Virginia Community College, and Virginia Technical Institute.