Bedford County Economic Development

Office of Economic Development



TEVA tour

Teva Pharmaceuticals in Forest, Virginia employs more than 600 people.

Bedford County’s largest employer is TEVA Pharmaceuticals, a leading global pharmaceutical company, committed to increasing access to high-quality healthcare by developing, producing and marketing affordable generic drugs as well as innovative and specialty pharmaceuticals and active ingredients. Headquartered in Israel, Teva is the world’s leading generic drug maker, with a global product portfolio of more than 1,000 molecules and a direct presence in about 60 countries and employs more than 600 in Bedford County.

Nearby in Altavista is Abbott Laboratories, a global science-based company, advancing revolutionary technology and delivering localized innovation and value for people in the communities it serves. Altavista is home to the company’s nutritionals product lines, including pediatric products such as Similac formula and Pedialyte, as well as adult and therapeutic nutritional products such as Ensure and Abound/Juven.

Bedford County, with its Enterprise and Technology Zoned business parks, and skilled workforce is a wise location of choice for pharmaceutical companies.

Pharmaceutical firms in this region:
abbott teva