Grant and Loan Resources for Business Recovery

Bedford County Economic Development

Office of Economic Development


Labor & Workforce

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 Central Region and local community colleges and trade schools in the region.

Please find information below on the workforce in Bedford County.

View the Community Profile Labor Market information for Bedford County.