Lynchburg Business Insider Blog

DHCD to Host Enterprise Zone How-to-Qualify Workshops

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Dec 30, 2015 1:38:36 PM

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, the state agency responsible for the Enterprise Zone program, have scheduled a series of How-to-Qualify workshops around the state. 

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

Gov. McAuliffe Announces Lynchburg's Enterprise Zone Redesignation

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Oct 20, 2015 1:55:22 PM


On Tuesday, October 19th, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Lynchburg was awarded redesignation for its Enterprise Zone. The Governor made the announcement with Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones and Mayor Michael Gillette at Ivy Creek Park in Lynchpin Industrial Park in Lynchburg. 

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Topics: Development, Business Retention, Business Attraction, Redevelopment

Economic Development Authority Releases Request for Proposals for Brownfields Program

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Oct 1, 2015 9:48:31 AM

The Lynchburg Economic Development Authority is seeking responses to a Request for Proposals for environmental consulting services to be performed under two U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Community-Wide Brownfields Assessment grants. This funding is dedicated to the assessment of sites potentially impacted by hazardous substances and petroleum and will be used to prepare a site inventory and database, conduct Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, and conduct clean-up and redevelopment planning and community engagement activities. 

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Topics: Business Retention, Business Attraction, Redevelopment, Brownfields

Interested in learning how to code? A SharpTop nanodegree might be right for you

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Sep 22, 2015 2:44:12 PM

The White House recently launched the TechHire initiative to help empower Americans with the technical skills they need to meet urgent employer demands. And, in July, Lynchburg, Virginia was designated as one of the nation's TechHire communities - joining cities like Chattanooga, Denver, Louisville, San Francisco and Detroit.  

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Topics: Business Retention, Business Attraction, Technology

Local company, BWX Technologies, begins trading on NYSE

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Sep 22, 2015 2:42:09 PM

On July 1st, 2015, local nuclear component and fuel provider, BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT), began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "BWXT." The company's completion of their spin-off Power Generation business, Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc., marks an exciting step forward for Lynchburg's technical sector. 

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Topics: Business Retention, Technology

Celebrate MFG DAY on October 2nd

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Sep 22, 2015 2:41:08 PM

On October 2nd, manufacturers across the United States, Canada and Mexico will open their doors and unveil what manufacturing actually looks like. MFG DAY helps manufacturers connect with the public and future generations of skilled workers while clearing up any common misconceptions about the manufacturing industry. 

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Topics: Business Retention

Arts and Cultural Program How-To-Apply Workshop, October 13

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Sep 11, 2015 4:01:29 PM

We are pleased to offer the next workshop on how to apply for the James River Arts and Cultural District program. All applicants to the program - whether seasoned or new - will benefit from this workshop. Lunch will be provided. 

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Topics: Business Retention, Business Attraction

Arts and Cultural Program How-To-Apply Workshop, June 24

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Jun 5, 2015 1:34:03 PM

We are pleased to offer a new workshop on how to apply for the James River Arts and Cultural District program. All applicants to the program - whether seasoned or new - will benefit from this workshop. Lunch will be provided. 

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Topics: Business Retention, Business Attraction

Revisions to James River Arts & Cultural District Program Take Effect

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Jan 12, 2015 8:30:00 AM



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 January 2015.

Changes include new application deadlines three times per year (March 1, August 1 and December 1), submission of a standard final report, and measurement against the newly adopted City of Lynchburg Arts & Culture pillar.

The Office of Economic Development is also calling for a standing Advisory Panel that will review program submissions. The panel will be appointed for three-year terms, meet three times per year to review applications, and represent a cross-section of the District and arts communities. Panelists will be appointed based on their expertise in the arts, business, and history as well as their ability to work with others and their willingness to devote the time required to review applications.

Visit Local Initiatives to learn more and download the Program Guidelines and Application (expand the James River Arts & Cultural Program tab to view documents).

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Topics: Business Retention, News & Events

Small Business Development Center Supports Lynchburg Start-Ups

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Jan 12, 2015 8:30:00 AM



The Region 2000 Small Business Development Center (the SBDC), located at Central Virginia Community College, continued to deliver solid support to the Lynchburg business community in 2014. The Region 2000 SBDC is a member of the Virginia SBDC network and is partly funded by the federal Small Business Administration. The office serves the City of Lynchburg, and Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell Counties in Virginia.

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Topics: Development, Business Retention, News & Events