Business Insights & Resources

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

TRAX partners on TechHire application for technical workforce development

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Jun 14, 2016 11:00:00 AM

In July, 2015, Lynchburg was the first community in Virginia to be designated a TechHire community. Fifteen local employers in advanced manufacturing, health care and IT  joined with the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority (LEDA) to develop plans for workforce development programs that would provide high quality and accessible technical training locally. In March, LEDA officially submitted to the TechHire grant program

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Topics: Business Retention, Business Attraction, Technology, TechHire, Entrepreneurship

Lynchburg Innovation Week

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

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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

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