Business Insights & Resources

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

The Craft Crucible woodworking shop to open in Midtown Lynchburg this fall

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Aug 10, 2016 3:36:35 PM

Randy Smith purchased the former Campbell Payne building on Thurman Avenue last November, and plans to open The Craft Crucible doors this fall.

In 2008, Randy Smith left the corporate world, where he worked as a mechanical engineer, to build beautiful handcrafted wooden furniture and the Kashiwa Woodworking brand. Flash forward eight years, and Smith is about to open the doors to a new Midtown-based workspace and lumber shop: The Craft Crucible. 

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Topics: Development, Business Retention, Redevelopment, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Zone, 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