Business Insights & Resources

RadioLab's Jad Abumrad Coming to Lynchburg

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Mar 24, 2017 12:34:31 PM

The Lynchburg Economic Development Association is proud to be a sponsor of RadioLab’s Jad Abumrad. He will appear at the Academy Center of the Arts on April 9 to present his one man show “Gut Churn”. This event will kick off a new speaker series where where Lynchburg professionals can share their stories, inspirations, and experience. Local NPR listeners, podcast fans, aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners will enjoy Abumrad’s presentation.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, Arts and Culture, Talent Development

City of Lynchburg Office of Economic Development Releases 2015-2016 Annual Report (Part 1/2)

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Aug 19, 2016 8:00:00 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 alike, a renewed Enterprise Zone, and several other notable accomplishments for Lynchburg, Virginia. To access the annual report, simply view the video above or take a look at the stats below. 

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Topics: Business Retention, Business Attraction, Entrepreneurship, Talent Development

Local business N.B. Handy celebrates 125 Years

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Apr 20, 2016 8:44:41 AM

On April 1st, 1891, a man named Nathan B. Handy opened the doors to his new business in Lynchburg, Virginia. When N.B. Handy was founded, the company primarily served the roofing market by supplying metals, hardware materials and fabrication equipment. Today, the business now employs 350 people in 13 locations along the East Coast between Baltimore and Atlanta.

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Topics: Development, Business Retention, Entrepreneurship, Talent Development, Lynchburg History

TechHire and CO.STARTERS Presentation to Lynchburg City Council, February 23

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Mar 2, 2016 11:09:42 AM

On February 23, 2016 , Director of Economic Development Marjette Upshur presented "Lynchburg's Economic Ecosystem: Equipping businesses, empowering citizens through creative workforce development" to Lynchburg City Council. The presentation specficially outlined two new initiatives, TechHire and CO.STARTERS.

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Topics: Business Retention, Business Attraction, TechHire, Entrepreneurship, co.starters, Talent Development

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