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March 2017 Arts & Culture Deadline

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Feb 6, 2017 8:42:18 AM



The next deadline for applications to the James River Arts & Cultural District Program is March 1, 2017. The CIty's Arts & Cultural District Program is intended to attract citizens, organizations and partnerships that wish to create and execute projects within the District to benefit the welfare of the citizens of Lynchburg. Projects may include events, activities, capital investments, promotions, improvements, or displays that serve to further arts and culture in the District. 

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Topics: Business Retention, News & Events, Arts and Culture, Entrepreneurship

Office of Economic Development to host annual Enterprise Zone "How to Qualify" meeting and workshop

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Jan 27, 2017 3:45:53 PM

Please join the Lynchburg Office of Economic Development for the annual Enterprise Zone "How to Qualify" meeting and workshop on Tuesday, February 7th at 5:30 p.m. in the GTLC Transfer Center Conference Room, 800 Kemper Street. 

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Topics: Redevelopment, Enterprise Zone

Lynchburg Welcomes Convergys, Leader in Global Customer Management

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Jan 27, 2017 9:10:11 AM

Convergys Corporation, a global leader in customer management, will open a new location in Lynchburg, Virginia later this year. The new site will be located at 2840 Linkhorne Drive with the potential to add more than 600 new jobs to the community over the next 36 months. It is the company’s first location in Virginia. The company is currently beginning work to buildout the facility and will be hiring in summer 2017 for customer service representatives.

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Topics: Business Attraction, Redevelopment

Public Hearing Notice: Enterprise Zone Boundary Amendments for Zones #2 and #46

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Oct 31, 2016 3:02:41 PM

Lynchburg City Council will conduct a public hearing on TUESDAY, November 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm
in the Council Chambers, 1st Floor, City Hall Building, 900 Church Street. At this time and place citizens may be heard regarding the application to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development to amend the geographic boundaries and local incentives for Enterprise Zone #2 and #46.

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Topics: Enterprise Zone

Release: New Virginia Tourism Growth Fund Project in Lynchburg

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Oct 31, 2016 1:55:39 PM

RICHMOND (October 27, 2016) – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the award of a $72,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Growth Fund (VTGF) to assist with the redevelopment of the Lynchburg Historic District Locust Thicket. With the assistance of this grant, the Locust Thicket property will be converted into a Historical Tourism Precinct featuring arts, dining and special events, educational activities, as well as retail and residential spaces. The VTGF grant program, managed by the Virginia Tourism Corporation, was established to grow tourism development projects across the state.

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Topics: Business Attraction, Redevelopment, Tourism

Office of Economic Development Releases Annual Report

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Oct 30, 2016 9:21:39 AM

Last year was a positive year for the City of Lynchburg's economy. The City's economic investments resulted in new opportunities for entrepreneurs and big businesses, a renewed Enterprise Zone, and several other notable accomplishments in Lynchburg, Virginia. 

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Topics: Development, Business Retention, Business Attraction, TechHire, Redevelopment, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Zone, Annual Report, Business

Shoeless Wonders Movie to be Filmed in Lynchburg

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Aug 12, 2016 3:40:46 PM

In the 1920's, Lynchburg, Virginia was one of the largest shoe manufactures and distributors in the world. Ironically, it was also home to the Shoeless Wonders, a team of orphans who became a national legend playing football without shoes for a winning streak of 8 years.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, Tourism

Governor McAuliffe Announces 300 New Jobs in City of Lynchburg

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Jun 24, 2016 2:49:40 PM

Governor McAuliffe today announced that Pacific Life Insurance Company will invest nearly $4 million to open a business center in the City of Lynchburg, expanding the company’s suite of innovative products and service capabilities. With this investment, the company completed an acquisition of the term life new business platform from Genworth Financial. The project will create 300 new jobs.

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Topics: Business Attraction

2017 Revisions to James River Arts & Cultural District Program

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Jun 15, 2016 4:29:24 PM



The Lynchburg Office of Economic Development has updated the James River Arts & Cultural District Program to streamline and strengthen the application process and review procedures, effective July 2016.

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Topics: Business Retention, News & Events, Arts and Culture, Entrepreneurship

Five Lynchburg Startups Receive Community Business Launch Grants during Lynchburg Innovation Week

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Jun 3, 2016 10:54:26 AM

Five Lynchburg start-ups that completed the City’s first CO.STARTERS program received Community Business Launch grants totaling $40,000 at an awards ceremony on Thursday. Businesses will start or expand their business operations in Lynchburg’s Enterprise Zone 2.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Zone, co.starters