Lynchburg Business Insider Blog

Environmental Protection Agency Awards Second Brownfields Assessment Grant to the City of Lynchburg

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Apr 26, 2018 12:00:00 PM

The Economic Development Authority of the City of Lynchburg (the EDA) has again been selected to receive $300,000 in assessment grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue to assist businesses and property owners to identify, assess and begin redevelopment of brownfields in the City. Funding dedicated to the assessment of sites potentially impacted by hazardous substances and petroleum will be used to conduct Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, cleanup and redevelopment planning and community engagement activities. The EDA first received a federal brownfields grant in 2015.

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Topics: Brownfields, Redevelopment, Development

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

City of Lynchburg Awarded an Industrial Revitalization Fund Grant for Academy of Music Theatre

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Mar 2, 2016 12:51:33 PM

On Monday, Governor McAuliffe announced that the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority was awarded a grant for $186,000 from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development’s Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) to support restoration of the Academy of Music Theatre at the Academy Center of the Arts. 

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Topics: Development, Redevelopment, Arts and Culture, Downtown

National Walkability Expert, Mark Fenton, to Visit Lynchburg for Stakeholder Workshops

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Jan 29, 2016 4:45:58 PM

The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and the Work Healthy Lynchburg coalition will convene a Leadership & Policy Makers' Breakfast with national planning, transportation and public health expert and former host of PBS’s "America’s Walking" series, Mark Fenton. Business leaders, top elected and appointed officials, heads of advocacy organizations and non-profits will convene for a dialogue on the Economics of Quality of Place.

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Topics: Development, Downtown

Downtown Lynchburg Survey Results Published

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Jan 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Last fall, Lynch's Landing - in partnership with the Offices of Economic Development, Community Development and Emergency Services - embarked on a downtown survey project to better understand the growing residential population in Downtown Lynchburg. 

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Topics: Development, Redevelopment, Downtown

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

Zoning Ordinance Public Meetings to Be Held August 25, 26

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Aug 19, 2015 11:21:46 AM

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Topics: Development

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

Governor McAuliffe Announces New Jobs, Meat Processing Facility for Lynchburg

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Dec 19, 2014 12:25:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2014
 
Office of the Governor
Contact: Brian Coy
Email: Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov
 
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Contact: Sarah Pennington
Phone: 804.786.1904
Email: Sarah.Pennington@vdacs.virginia.gov

Lynchburg Economic Development Authority
Contact: Anna Bentson 
Email: anna.bentson@lynchburgva.gov 

 
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Jobs, Meat Processing Facility for Lynchburg
 
~ Seven Hills Food, LLC to Provide New Market for Virginia Livestock Producers, Revitalize Lynchburg Facility ~

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Topics: Development, Business Attraction