Welcome To Lynchburg, Virginia

Welcome to the City of Opportunity: Lynchburg, Virginia!

Strategically located with easy access to major markets, Lynchburg, Virginia is a distinctive city with all the amenities and resources to live, learn, work, play and prosper.
 With over 3,300 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, Virginia 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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A Blueprint for Opportunity:
Building Tomorrow’s City of Lynchburg, 2019-2023

Our City Speaks

  • Jaylin Randolph / H.i.L.i.F.
    "There's no glitz and glam when it comes to this course - it’s the actual and factual. The best part about CO.STARTERS is that you learn in a personal, realistic setting and you are surrounded by people who have succeeded and failed in business. It’s eye-opening." ~ Jaylin Randolph, CO.STARTERS graduateJaylin is the owner and…
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  • Rex D. Geveden / BWX Technologies, Inc.
    One of the reasons we like being is because there is a deep pool of talent for doing nuclear work – nuclear manufacturing, nuclear design, nuclear engineering. I think it’s a hidden secret, Lynchburg is. I think that once you take a look at it, you can’t help by be impressed by what is  available…
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  • Carroll Moon / Cloudfit Sofware, Inc.
    "The people I want to work with are here. I call it blue-collar brilliance. They have a tremendous work ethic. Those who do move away want to come back home. There is something about this area that calls people home."- Carroll MoonCarroll Moon is the CFO of Cloudfit Software, Inc., founded in Lynchburg, Virginia in…
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  • Wes Fugate / Randolph College
    The Random Act of Culture was a wonderful way to surprise our faculty and staff and bring cheer on a summer day. Our faculty and staff are still talking about the outstanding performances days later! It was a wonderful reminder of just how fortunate we are to live and work in Lynchburg.-Wes Fugate, Vice President…
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  • Ryan Ford / Seven Hills Food
    “Starting a new business in Lynchburg as a non-resident has been as smooth a process as I could have hoped.  Working with Marjette Upshur and the Office of Economic Development has been a pleasure. I’ve often felt like I have my own ambassador.” - Ryan Ford, Seven Hills Food  New business Seven Hills Food purchased…
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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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  • Thomas Herndon / Lynchburg City Schools
    We love living and working in Lynchburg and the underwriting of the move by the HIPE program made the transition much more attractive. This is a wonderful program and it really helps us to commit to the move knowing that the bulk of the moving costs are being covered by this incentive.   - Thomas Herndon, Chemistry and…
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Lynchburg At A Glance

August 2018
53
Commercial Construction Permits
3.6%
Monthly Unemployment Rate (July)
25
Business Engagements
42
New Business Licenses Issued
Strategic Plan Summary
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