Welcome To Lynchburg

Welcome to the City of Opportunity: Lynchburg, Virginia! Strategically located with easy access to major markets, Lynchburg is a distinctive city with all the amenities and resources to live, learn, work, play and prosper.



With over 4,700 businesses ranging from traditional mom-and-pop shops to high-growth small businesses to headquarters of global corporations, Lynchburg is the commercial, cultural, entertainment, and retail hub of the Central Virginia region. Our broad-based economy, highly-skilled workforce and unparalleled quality of life have positioned Lynchburg among the cities leading the nation into the New Economy.



Lynchburg is rich in history and tradition, but don’t let the stunning architecture and cobble-stoned streets fool you—behind Lynchburg’s historic façade are energetic, forward-thinking residents, a business community leading technological innovation and the fiber-optic bandwidth to deliver that innovation to the world. Just as happening as it is historic, Lynchburg matches the strength of its economy with spectacular offerings of arts, music and culture, all in a setting of splendid natural beauty.



Business and people prosper here. We invite you to find out why.
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Business & People Prosper Here

Our City Speaks

  • John Kenney / TRAX, LLC.
    When considering a move into the City; we contacted the Office of Economic Development to explore our options for locations and support services within the City. That was one of our best decisions in the decision process. The tireless energy provided in supporting our decision making process was a huge advantage and key to our…
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  • Peyton S. Baker / Babcock & Wilcox Government & Nuclear Operations Group
    The Office of Economic Development has been incredibly responsive to our needs. As we have needed new locations for our operations in the past few years, they’ve provided multiple avenues of support. It’s very valuable to have a partner like this working to make the City of Lynchburg a great place for business. ~ Peyton…
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  • Geoffrey Kershner / Endstation Theatre Company
    Working with Lynchburg’s Economic Development Authority has been one of the most important partnerships our organization has engaged in. We moved Endstation to the city of Lynchburg largely because of our positive and meaningful partnerships with the EDA. This has been one of the most important relationships our organization has engaged in. The EDA has…
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Lynchburg At A Glance

November 2014
24
New Business Licenses
18
Commercial Construction Permits
94.1%
Monthly Employment (Sept)
22
Business Engagements
Strategic Plan Summary
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