Lynchburg in the News

February 4, 2009 Introducing Map Viewer - The City's new online GIS
December 5, 2008 Lynchburg, VA, is Featured in Where to Retire Magazine
November 13, 2008 Top-Ranking U.S. Digital Cities Named for 2008. Lynchburg, VA named the first-place winner in the category 30,000 - 74,999 population.
November 12, 2008 Enterprise Zone #2 (Downtown) Expansion
November 12, 2008 Retail Research Study
October 23, 2008 Governor Kaine Announces 540 New Jobs for Newport News: AREVA and Northrop Grumman invest $363.4 million in joint venture
October 14, 2008 On October 14, 2008, Lynchburg City Council adopted an ordinance to change the name of the 'Industrial Development Authority of the City of Lynchburg, Virginia' to the 'Economic Development Authority of the City of Lynchburg, Virginia' as requested by the Lynchburg IDA. The name change is effective October 14, 2008.

City Council suggested the name change to reflect the wider range of economic development activities, in addition to industrial development, undertaken by the body. Accordingly, the Lynchburg IDA studied the matter and requested City Council change its name.

October 9, 2008 Office of Economic Development Wins Three Awards
September 2008 Lynchburg Ranked #71 out of 200 large MSA's, according to the Milken Institute
July 29, 2008 Centra receives national recognition again for use of information technology in delivering excellent patient care
June 6, 2008 Governor Kaine Announces 500 New Jobs for Lynchburg
--- AREVA NP to invest $25 million in expansion ---
May 28, 2008 Report: Lynchburg area tops in job growth
May 21, 2008 E.C. Glass and Heritage high schools rank within the top 5 percent of the nation's most challenging public high schools for the fourth year.
Glass ranks 713, and Heritage 1,333 out of approximately 27,000 United States public high schools according to The Newsweek and Washington Post Challenge Index.
April 15, 2008 Award Winning Utilities Department
March 21, 2008 Lynch's Landing and the City of Lynchburg were honored in Richmond by the Virginia Main Street Program with two awards:
  • Volunteerism Milestone Achievement Award 65,000 Volunteer Hours
  • Private Investment Milestone Achievement Award $65 million in Private Investment
March 19, 2008 Lynchburg Named Among Best Places For Business And Careers by Forbes Magazine
March 15, 2008 2007 VEDA Community Economic Development Award: The City of Lynchburg's One Programs, a workforce development process, walked away with one of only three awards presented at the Virginia Economic Development Association (VEDA) Spring Conference held in Williamsburg on March 15 and 16, 2007. The Community Economic Development Award was presented in the population category of 40,001 to 100,000. Marjette Glass, Director, Office of Economic Development, accepted the award. Click for More
February 5, 2008 Benchmark Systems Celebrates 30 Years of Service
A Lynchburg based developer of healthcare and commercial information systems reached two important milestones this year: thirty years of service and being named among the top 100 Healthcare Technology companies by Healthcare Informatics Magazine. The company processes over one billion dollars in health care claims each year.
February 5, 2008 AMTI
The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center has announced an affiliation with Advanced Manufacturing Technology Inc., a leader in product-to-market services. AMTI will offer CRC tenants product design, development, prototyping, packaging, launch, manufacturing and distribution supporting their concept to market goals.
February 5, 2008 AREVA nets big contracts
February 1, 2008 Award-winning effort in Lynchburg
December 14, 2007 Areva CEO says up to 500 U.S. jobs coming.
December 2007 Lynchburg, VA featured in November/December issue of Urban Land
Ten Main Street communities that received the National Trust's Great American Main Street Award show creative solutions to challenges from economic reversals to tornados & floods.
November 27, 2007 B&W announces new company structure and name change, including the realignment of nuclear power resources and a new corporate brand
November 26, 2007 America's Digital Cities
Lynchburg, VA is recognized by the Center for Digital Government.
November 19, 2007 Hanwha Acquires AZDEL, Inc. from SABIC Innovative Plastics, PPG Industries.
September 20, 2007 Startek Celebrates 20th Anniversary
StarTek Lynchburg, VA impacts the local economy with its presence
September 19, 2007 Lynchburg, VA named among top 20 Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Divisions With Highest Rates of House Price Appreciation September 2007
September 10, 2007 Lynchburg, VA named among Best Places to Live + Play by National Geographic September 2007
August 22, 2007 GROW ONE™ Summer School a Huge Success
August 21, 2007 Lynchburg Named Amoung Top 20 Small Metros for Recruitment and Attraction. Expansion Management
August 20, 2007 New Director of Economic Development
July 17, 2007 Grow One instills entrepreneurial spirit in area kids, News & Advance, July 17, 2007
July 12, 2007 Donation helps program build young entrepreneurs, Bedford Bulletin, July 11, 2007
May 30, 2007 Lynchburg's High Schools Rank in Top 1000
May 22, 2007 Heritage High School Students are Winners at CVCC Technology Fair; 5 others receive technology certifications
April 18, 2007 CPR Teddy™ bears donated by the Commonwealth of Virginia to Dr. Hinohara of St. Luke's International Hospital
May 17, 2007 Japanese Distributor of CPR Teddy™ Visits Lynchburg
April 16, 2007 Governor Kaine Announces Distribution of Innovative Virginia Product In Japan
Lynchburg company's CPR Teddy™ to be marketed to Japanese parents
April 16, 2007 Trainikins, Inc. Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement With IMI Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan
April 5, 2007 Lynchburg Ranks 65 of 200 Best Metros
March 20, 2007 Lynch's Landing receives Virginia Main Street Milestone Awards
March 21, 2007 Inside Virginia: Virginia Department of Business Assistance Newsletter - March 2007
March 14, 2007 Men's Journal Names Lynchburg as one of "50 Best Places to Live"
February 12, 2007 BusinessWeek Magazine: America's 50 Most Affordable Housing Markets
January 27, 2007 Report on the Economic Development Visit to Rueil Malmaison -- January 27-31, 2007
January 24, 2007 Student Tour Programs supported! -- $5000 granted by the Virginia Tourism Corporation to create Student Educational Tours as a tourism draw. A partnership with the Convention and Visitor's Bureau and Lynchburg City Museum system.
January 24, 2007 Grow One ™ program supported! -- $1300 granted by the Retail Merchants Association
January 15, 2007 BMS Direct institutes long term employment bonus plan
January 8, 2007 ONE TECH ™ --
  • Are you (or have you recently been) a college student?
  • Do you have an idea for a new technology company?
  • Would you like to try your idea in downtown Lynchburg, VA?
Have we got a deal for you!
December 4, 2006 NovaTech Triples Manufacturing Space -- NovaTech broke ground on a building expansion that will triple the size of its manufacturing space. The 6,000 square foot addition includes a 30 ft tall high-bay area to house a 5-ton bridge crane.
October 2006 Lynchburg Regional Airport runways to exceed Roanoke or Charlottesville! 1300 lf of runway extension to begin construction in October 2006, allows for larger planes and air freight service to Central Virginia!
September 13, 2006 Nationally Recognized for Excellence! Lynchburg's Fire & EMS Department expects to receive national accreditation
July 17, 2006 Centra Health received the nation's highest honor for nursing services on July 17, 2006, when it earned Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Forbes Magazine names Virginia: The Best State for Business
Kiplinger 50 - Lynchburg Region ranked #42
Fortune Magazine's 200 Best Places for business and careers (Lynchburg Region ranked #109)
2006 Reaffirmation of the City of Lynchburg's AA bond rating (Standard & Poor's, Moody's, Fitch)
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