Lynchburg Business Insider Blog

Governor Northam Announces Framatome Inc. to Relocate Corporate Headquarters to City of Lynchburg

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Apr 4, 2018 12:07:12 PM

~ Major international player in the nuclear energy market moves from North Carolina to Virginia ~

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Framatome, a designer and supplier of nuclear steam supply system and nuclear equipment, services, and fuel for high levels of safety and performance, will relocate its North American corporate headquarters from Charlotte, North Carolina, to the City of Lynchburg. In January 2018, AREVA NP was officially rebranded as Framatome, and is known as Framatome Inc. in North America. The company has 1,300 employees in Lynchburg, 2,300 employees in North America, and 14,000 employees globally.

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Topics: Business Attraction, Business Retention, News & Events, Business

Governor Northam Announces 34 New Jobs in the City of Lynchburg

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Mar 20, 2018 12:19:10 PM

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Tessy Plastics, a premier molder of custom injection molded plastic components, will invest $9.2 million to expand its manufacturing operation to accommodate a new product line in the City of Lynchburg. Virginia successfully competed against New York for the project, which will create 34 new jobs.

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Topics: Business, Business Retention, Enterprise Zone, News & Events

State of the City Address and Mayor's Awards on February 26

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Feb 16, 2018 10:50:10 AM

On Monday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, City Hall, 900 Church Street, Mayor Joan Foster and Vice Mayor Treney Tweedy will deliver the 2018 State of the City Address. The public is cordially invited to attend.

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Topics: Business, Education, News & Events, Business Retention

City of Lynchburg Launches Downtown Master Plan Update

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Aug 3, 2017 10:55:16 AM

This fall, the City of Lynchburg will embark on an update to the Downtown/Riverfront Master Plan to address the future growth and development of downtown. This plan will build upon the previous Downtown Plans developed in 2000 (Lynchburg Downtown and Riverfront Master Plan) and in 2006 (Riverfront Implementation Plan). Downtown Lynchburg Association is a partner in this special planning project.

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Topics: Downtown, Tourism, Redevelopment, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Zone, Arts and Culture, Business Retention, transportation

City of Lynchburg Honored with Virginia Economic Development Award for Lynchburg Innovation Week

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Apr 4, 2017 1:45:02 PM

The City of Lynchburg was selected to receive a 2017 Community Economic Development Award (CEDA) from the Virginia Economic Developers Association for Lynchburg Innovation Week. The awards were presented last week at the association’s Spring Conference in Charlottesville. The CEDA awards are designed to recognize outstanding communities in the Commonwealth for their efforts in advancing the economic viability of their community through economic and community development programs.

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Topics: Downtown, Entrepreneurship, Launched in Lynchburg, Technology, Arts and Culture, Business Retention

March 2017 Arts & Culture Deadline

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Feb 6, 2017 8:42:18 AM



The next deadline for applications to the James River Arts & Cultural District Program is March 1, 2017. The CIty's Arts & Cultural District Program is intended to attract citizens, organizations and partnerships that wish to create and execute projects within the District to benefit the welfare of the citizens of Lynchburg. Projects may include events, activities, capital investments, promotions, improvements, or displays that serve to further arts and culture in the District. 

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Topics: Business Retention, News & Events, Arts and Culture, Entrepreneurship

Office of Economic Development Releases Annual Report

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Oct 30, 2016 9:21:39 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, a renewed Enterprise Zone, and several other notable accomplishments in Lynchburg, Virginia. 

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Topics: Annual Report, Business, Business Attraction, Business Retention, Entrepreneurship, TechHire, Enterprise Zone, Development, Redevelopment

2017 Revisions to James River Arts & Cultural District Program

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Jun 15, 2016 4:29:24 PM



The Lynchburg Office of Economic Development has updated the James River Arts & Cultural District Program to streamline and strengthen the application process and review procedures, effective July 2016.

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Topics: Business Retention, News & Events, Arts and Culture, Entrepreneurship

Lunch to Learn: The Sharing Economy on April 27

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Apr 20, 2016 9:07:47 AM

Join the Small Business Development Center and the Office of Economic Development for the next Lunch to Learn: The Sharing Economy and Your Business  on April 27 at noon. 

How can freelance workers help you and your business? By giving you the opportunity to hire artists, assistants, and other experts without having to take on an employee. Using freelance workers and services is called the “sharing economy.” Learn more about what the so-called “sharing economy” is and how it can help you grow your business. Our panel on this day will include a Virtual Assistant, a local freelance designer, and others. 

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Topics: Business Retention, Technology, Entrepreneurship

Education Foundation Hosts 10th Annual Breakfast with the Superintendent, March 10

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Feb 26, 2016 11:43:00 AM

 On March 10, the Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation will host the the 10th Annual Breakfast with the Superintendent to learn more about Lynchburg City Schools and the completion of the new Heritage High School. 

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Topics: Business Retention, Business Attraction, Education