Bedford County Office of Economic Development

Traci Blido

Director of Economic Development

122 East Main Street
Suite 202
Bedford, Virginia 24523
Phone : 540-587-5670
Toll-free : N/A
Fax : N/A
Email :
Website :

Targeted Industries

•   Alternative Energy & Fuels
•   Back Office/Call Centers/Data Centers
•   Bio & Pharmaceuticals
•   Manufacturing
•   Technology/R&D

About Bedford County Office of Economic Development

With a population of more than 75,000, Bedford County, Virginia is located between the Lynchburg and Roanoke metro areas providing a 250,000 workforce combined. The Bedford County Economic Development Authority owns the  New London Business & Technology Center, Bedford Center for Business, and Montvale Center for Commerce parks, with abundant with state, regional, and local incentives including the Tobacco Indemnification grants, Technology Zone or Enterprise Zone tax rebates. Graded lots are available in all three parks, and a 40,000 sq. ft.  shell building is currently under construction.


VA: Blue Ridge Optics to Invest in New Product Line in Bedford County

Development News | July 20, 2018

Leader in fabrication, polishing & coating of optical components to invest $750,000 to develop new product line, retrain 7 employees. more >>

VA: Innovairre Communications to Invest $4.85M, Add 12 Bedford County Jobs

Development News | March 1, 2018

Manufacturer of direct mail fundraising campaign materials for nonprofits to add state-of-the-art digital printing equipment & expand its operation. more >>


Workforce Development Programs are Key to Economies that Work

Article | October 27, 2017

See what communities around the country are doing to set up their residents for successful employment. more >>


Locations Ripe for Food and Ag Production Centers

Article | January 8, 2016

There are some terrific locations in the U.S. that are ideal for food growth, processing and packaging. Here's the skinny on some choice spots. more >>

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