Grant and Loan Resources for Business Recovery

Bedford County Economic Development

Office of Economic Development




Electricity is provided through three different companies, depending on the location to be served. These companies include American Electric Power (AEP), the Town of Bedford, and Southside Electric Cooperative.

To view energy plans being offered in the AEP service area, visit Save On Energy’s website here.

Natural Gas

Columbia Gas Services provides natural gas along U.S. 221 (Delegate Lacey E. Putney Memorial Highway) in the Forest area and turning onto Perrowville Rd. up to the TEVA Pharmaceuticals site.

Solid Waste/Recycling

Bedford County provides solid waste collection and recycling, as well as a modern, sanitary landfill, a materials recycling facility, and environment education programs.

Water & Sewer

Bedford Regional Water Authority (BRWA). View the BRWA water and sewer rates and connection fees here.


Telephone, cable and broadband services are provided by AT&T, Verizon, Cox Communications, Shentel, Lumos Networks, Exede, DIRECTV, DISH, HughesNet® and Comcast. For additional information on which service provider works best for you or your business, enter your zip code here: or for DSL options,

If you have questions regarding your existing service with Verizon, please visit .