The Lynchburg Region, comprising four counties (Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell) and the City of Lynchburg, offers a thriving pro-business environment and workforce, renowned higher education institutions, solid infrastructure, and rich quality of life. Major employers include rapidly growing Liberty University, Centra, BWX Technologies, Framatome, Georgia Pacific, and Glad-Clorox.
The manufacturing sector is a vital part of the local economy, and the region touts advantages in steel and metals, nuclear technology, wireless infrastructure and communication, and financial and business support services. Excellent water capacity and quality positions the region to be a leader in food and beverage processing, as well.
The Lynchburg area is home to a number of training and workforce development programs and highly ranked two- and four-year colleges and universities that ensure ample talent, including Liberty University, University of Lynchburg, Sweet Briar College, Randolph College, and Central Virginia Community College. Steeped in history and natural beauty, the Lynchburg Region also boasts numerous cultural attractions and outdoor recreation options.
By the Numbers
- Population – 260,668
- Average Annual Income – $44,592
- Median Home Price $171,972
- Unemployment Rate – 4.5% (Nov. 2020)
- Cost of Living – 11.4% below national average