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Bedford County Economic Development

Office of Economic Development


Document Archive

Here you will find relevant reports, documents and presentations that are related to Economic Development in Bedford County.

The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance conducted a Target Study Analysis for our Region: Target Sector Analysis_Lynchburg MSA_FINAL copy

The Town of Bedford conducted a feasibility study in 2016 for a hotel location within the Town limits. 2016 Hotel Study by HAI

The Town, County and a local developer funded an Apartment Study in 2014. Since then, the Bedford Lofts were completed and other market-rate developments are underway.
Apartment Market Study & Development Program

County-wide Broadband Plan
Bedford County funded a County-wide Broadband Plan in 2017 and conducted a Request for Broadband Proposals process in 2018. Link to the County website to view the Broadband Plan and RFP documents here.

View the Sept. 2018 press release “Bedford County Selects Blue Ridge Towers for Broadband Buildout.”
Link to Blue Ridge Towers/BriscNet here.

In 2019, Comcast is upgrading and extending broadband service to customers in the Smith Mountain Lake area of Bedford County thanks, in part, to a Tobacco Commission grant awarded in 2018. The Project Area will traverse southern Bedford County from the county’s western border with Roanoke County to the eastern end of Smith Mountain Lake.

To check an address in the Smith Mountain Lake area of Bedford County, click to Comcast here.

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