Lynchburg Business Insider Blog

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

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

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