Business Insights & Resources

City Hosts First Create Lynchburg Conference for Arts Entrepreneurs

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Feb 10, 2017 12:09:48 PM

The City of Lynchburg, in partnership with the Small Business Development Center at CVCC and the Academy Center of the Arts, hosted the first Create Lynchburg conference on January 27-28, 2017. The Create Lynchburg conference convened more than 75 arts entrepreneurs for a weekend of workshops, panel discussions and speakers.

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Topics: Business Retention, Arts and Culture, Entrepreneurship, Downtown, co.starters

City of Lynchburg's Office of Economic Development Releases 2015-2016 Annual Report (Part 2/2)

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Aug 25, 2016 12:48:39 PM

Economic Development Programs

The Office of Economic Development works to build a range of local programs and incentives to create and retain jobs, improve Lynchburg's infrastructure and assets, and invest in local quality of life initiatives.

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Topics: Development, Business Attraction, Technology, Arts and Culture, Brownfields, Entrepreneurship, Downtown, transportation, Enterprise Zone, co.starters

Lynchburg Innovation Week 2016 Draws Hundreds of Business Professionals

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Jul 11, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Between June 2nd - 4th, hundreds of local business professionals gathered downtown at the Riverviews Artspace to celebrate the city's first Lynchburg Innovation Week. The 3-day event featured a wide range of learning and networking opportunities. Hosted by the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority, Lynchburg Innovation Week was organized by Cities Reimagined, which develops innovative economic development strategies and programming.

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Topics: Business Retention, Business Attraction, TechHire, Redevelopment, Entrepreneurship, Downtown, co.starters

Lynchburg business grant winner and CO.STARTERS grad to open new bakery shop downtown

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Jul 6, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Tarsha Joyner, Founder of Mrs. Joy's Absolutely Fabulous Treats, accepting Community Business Launch grant for $7,500 at the 2016 Lynchburg Innovation Week.

This summer, Tarsha Joyner, the winner of the Food Network's 2015 Christmas Cookie Challenge will be opening a new storefront downtown. Joyner recently completed the CO.STARTERS entrepreneurial training program in Lynchburg, and was awarded a $7,500 Community Business Launch grant to invest in the new downtown business.

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Topics: Redevelopment, Entrepreneurship, Downtown, co.starters

Good Karma Tea wins $10,500 grant to launch new retail storefront

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Jun 14, 2016 11:20:21 AM

Good Karma Tea and Wellness Co. has been in business in Lynchburg for nearly two years, but it's about to open a new, larger retail and wellness space downtown with the help of a $10,500 Community Business Launch grant. 

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Topics: Business Retention, Entrepreneurship, Downtown, co.starters

3 New Local Businesses In Lynchburg, VA Started By CO.STARTERS Graduates

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Jun 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Local entrepreneurs met every week for the nine-week CO.STARTERS training session in Lynchburg, Virginia.

This month, 22 local entrepreneurs graduated from Lynchburg's first CO.STARTERS training program. The nine-week intensive training designed for entrepreneurs helped local business owners shape their business strategy, learn new business management skills, and bounce ideas off of their colleagues in an encouraging, professional environment.

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Topics: Business Retention, Entrepreneurship, Downtown, Enterprise Zone

Lynchburg Innovation Week

Posted by Office of Economic Development on May 18, 2016 3:57:55 PM

What is this?

Lynchburg Innovation Week is a 3-day series of events designed to highlight our business community, inspire citizens to take an active role in growing our City, and connect Lynchburg's entrepreneurs and startups with our accomplished and long standing business leaders. 

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Topics: TechHire, Downtown, co.starters

True IA supports Lynchburg's Tech Community through Veteran's training program

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Mar 1, 2016 10:52:25 AM

The cyber landscape is constantly evolving. New security threats emerge every day. To help organizations reduce risk and protect critical assets, True IA delivers cybersecurity management consulting services. Founded in 2007, True Information Assurance, LLC, serves Federal government entities, such as the Department of Defense and Department of Justice and commercial sector clients.

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Topics: Business Retention, Business Attraction, Technology, TechHire, Entrepreneurship, Downtown, Veterans, Talent Development