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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Our City Speaks

  • 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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  • 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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  • George S. Sanchez / Joshua's House LLC
    The cooperation from the City of Lynchburg, particularly its Development Authority was vital to our project completion. Marjette Upshur and her team's proactive mindset and the EDA being there when we needed them was a demonstration to our company of the City's willingness to progress. When the EDA got involved, obstacles got a little smaller,…
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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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  • 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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  • Carl Matice / Altus Chocolates
    “We started our business in Lynchburg because we were looking for an area that is economically growing. Opportunity Lynchburg has helped our business by offering advice, finding space and connecting us with mentors in the community like SCORE and the Small Business Development Center. The City of Lynchburg is great for businesses – it is…
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Lynchburg At A Glance

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