Grant and Loan Resources for Business Recovery

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. Our workforce includes more than 38,000 people in fields from agriculture and forestry to automation and wireless communication.

Major employers in Bedford County:

  • Innovairre (Mail America Communications)
  • Georgia Pacific Big Island, LLC (NYSE: GP)
  • Centra – Bedford Memorial Hospital
  • Sam Moore Furniture
  • Carilion Professional Services
  • Sentry Equipment Erectors
  • L3Harris Technologies Inc.(NYSE: LHX)
  • Inservice Marketing Group
  • RST Marketing
  • Bedford Weaving Mills
  • Cintas (NASDAQ: CTAS)
  • Valtim
  • Custom Truck One Source
  • Generation Solutions
  • Boxley
  • Smyth Companies
  • Intercon
  • Moore & Giles
  • Sterling Blower