Bedford County Economic Development

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Labor & Workforce

job fairThe 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 Region 2000 Workforce Center and local community colleges.

Please find information below on the workforce in Bedford County.

View the Community Profile Labor Market information for Bedford County.