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 Retention, Business Attraction, 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 Retention, News & Events, Enterprise Zone, Business

Economic Development Authority of the City of Lynchburg Announces Newest Member

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Mar 8, 2018 4:59:47 PM

The Office of Economic Development & Tourism and the Economic Development Authority of the City of Lynchburg is pleased to announce the naming of Rex D. Geveden of BWX Technologies, Inc. to the Economic Development Authority.  Mr. Geveden was appointed by Lynchburg City Council and will serve a four year term. 

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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 Retention, News & Events, Education, Business

Facebook and the National Endowment for the Arts will present sessions at the 2018 Create Lynchburg Conference, February 24

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Feb 8, 2018 11:20:48 AM

The City of Lynchburg Office of Economic Development & Tourism, the Small Business Development Center, and the Academy Center of the Arts host the second annual Create Lynchburg Conference on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The conference is for Lynchburg’s community of artists and creatives. The goal of the conference is to support area arts & entrepreneurship, equipping artists and organizations with the tools, resources, and connections to be successful in business and have a positive economic development impact in the greater Lynchburg community.

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Topics: News & Events, Arts and Culture, Entrepreneurship, Downtown, Talent Development, Tourism, Launched in Lynchburg

Lynchburg Arts Generates $10.8 Million in Economic Activity and Supports 251 Jobs Annually

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Jul 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates more than $10.8 million in annual economic activity in the City of Lynchburg—supporting 251 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $962,000 in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study.

The most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.

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

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

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

Details about Lynchburg's Community Business Launch Grants

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Jan 21, 2016 12:05:34 PM

The Lynchburg Office of Economic Development (LOED) and the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority (LEDA) were recently awarded a grant through Governor McAuliffe’s Virginia Community Business Launch Grant program. The program is managed by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and designed to support Lynchburg's growing community of entrepreneurs.  

Lynchburg is one of only seven localities to receive this grant. The Lynchburg Economic Development Authority, with additional support by Lynch's Landing, will distribute this grant funding through four programs:

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Topics: Business Retention, Business Attraction, News & Events, Entrepreneurship, Downtown, Enterprise Zone

Lynchburg Receives Community Business Launch Grant to Support Entrepreneurship

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Jan 4, 2016 2:32:12 PM

The Lynchburg Office of Economic Development (LOED) and the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority (LEDA) were recently awarded a grant through Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Virginia Community Business Launch Grant program.

Lynchburg is one of only seven localities to receive a $60,000 grant, an investment totaling $420,000 statewide. The program is managed by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and designed to support Lynchburg's growing community of entrepreneurs.  The LEDA grant request includes four programmatic components:

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Topics: News & Events, Entrepreneurship