Bedford County Economic Development

Office of Economic Development


Major Employers


A technician at Sentry Equipment & Erectors in Bedford County works on a sophisticated conveyor machine piece prior to final assembly

Bedford County has a diverse economy with a wide variety of industries that employ more than 35,000 people in fields from agriculture and forestry to nuclear energy and wireless communication.

Major employers in Bedford County:

  • TEVA Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: TEVA)
  • Innovairre (Mail America Communications)
  • Georgia Pacific Big Island, LLC (NYSE: GP)
  • Centra – Bedford Memorial Hospital
  • Sam Moore Furniture
  • Carilion Professional Services
  • Sentry Equipment Erectors
  • Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS)
  • Inservice America
  • R.S.T. Marketing Associates
  • Bedford Weaving Mills
  • Cintas (NASDAQ: CTAS)
  • Valtim
  • CommScope Andrew Corporation (NYSE: CTV)
  • Utility One Source (Forestry Equipment of Virginia)
  • Generation Solutions
  • Boxley
  • Smyth Companies
  • Intercon
  • Moore & Giles
  • Sterling Blower