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Environmental Protection Agency Awards Second Brownfields Assessment Grant to the City of Lynchburg

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Apr 26, 2018 12:00:00 PM

The Economic Development Authority of the City of Lynchburg (the EDA) has again been selected to receive $300,000 in assessment grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue to assist businesses and property owners to identify, assess and begin redevelopment of brownfields in the City. Funding dedicated to the assessment of sites potentially impacted by hazardous substances and petroleum will be used to conduct Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, cleanup and redevelopment planning and community engagement activities. The EDA first received a federal brownfields grant in 2015.

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Topics: Development, Redevelopment, Brownfields

Economic Development Authority of the City of Lynchburg Announces Newest Member

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Mar 8, 2018 4:59:47 PM

The Office of Economic Development & Tourism and the Economic Development Authority of the City of Lynchburg is pleased to announce the naming of Rex D. Geveden of BWX Technologies, Inc. to the Economic Development Authority.  Mr. Geveden was appointed by Lynchburg City Council and will serve a four year term. 

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Topics: News & Events

Virginia Enterprise Zone Program Deadline—April 2nd

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Mar 1, 2018 12:20:23 PM

If you were unable to attend the workshop on February 6th, please feel free to download the presentation below. Topics of interest to business owners and developers include:

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Important Updates to Real Estate Rehab Program

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Jan 15, 2018 3:27:53 PM

Recently, The City of Lynchburg made important updates to the Real Estate Rehabilitation Program. The new updated version of the program takes effect on January 1, 2018 and will apply to multiple housing units throughout the city. Read below to learn more about changes made as well as details on eligibility.

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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

Lynchburg Receives Community Business Launch Grant to Support Entrepreneurship

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Jan 4, 2016 2:32:12 PM

The Lynchburg Office of Economic Development (LOED) and the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority (LEDA) were recently awarded a grant through Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Virginia Community Business Launch Grant program.

Lynchburg is one of only seven localities to receive a $60,000 grant, an investment totaling $420,000 statewide. The program is managed by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and designed to support Lynchburg's growing community of entrepreneurs.  The LEDA grant request includes four programmatic components:

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Topics: News & Events, Entrepreneurship

Roadway Improvements Planned For Odd Fellows Rd. Interchange at US 29/460

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Nov 17, 2015 8:39:10 AM

This winter, one of the City of Lynchburg's top priority transporation projects will start construction. The Odd Fellows Rd. Interchange update will include: 

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Run for a cause on Thanksgiving: HumanKind's Annual Turkey Trot

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Nov 17, 2015 8:36:35 AM

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Gov. McAuliffe Announces Lynchburg's Enterprise Zone Redesignation

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Oct 20, 2015 1:55:22 PM


On Tuesday, October 19th, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Lynchburg was awarded redesignation for its Enterprise Zone. The Governor made the announcement with Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones and Mayor Michael Gillette at Ivy Creek Park in Lynchpin Industrial Park in Lynchburg. 

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Topics: Development, Business Retention, Business Attraction, Redevelopment

Lynchburg accepts International Economic Development Award for website

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Oct 7, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Yesterday was an exciting day for the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority - we were awarded a silver medal at the International Economic Development Council's annual conference in Anchorage, Alaska! 

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