Opportunity Lynchburg - VA

Opportunity Lynchburg - VA Welcome to the City of Opportunity: Lynchburg, Virginia! Strategically located with easy access to major markets, Lynchburg is a distinctive city with all the amenities and resources to live, learn, work, play and prosper.
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With over 4,700 businesses ranging from traditional mom-and-pop shops to high-growth small businesses to headquarters of global corporations, Lynchburg is the commercial, cultural, entertainment, and retail hub of the Central Virginia region. Our broad-based economy, highly-skilled workforce and unparalleled quality of life have positioned Lynchburg among the cities leading the nation into the New Economy. Business and people prosper here. We invite you to find out why.

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There is still time to apply for the City of Lynchburg Business Recovery Grant! Applications are open through the end of...
10/22/2020
Welcome To Lynchburg, Virginia

There is still time to apply for the City of Lynchburg Business Recovery Grant! Applications are open through the end of October. If you are a Lynchburg business and were registered with the City as of March 1, 2020, go to our website to apply! Nonprofits may also still apply. https://www.opportunitylynchburg.com/cares/

Welcome to the City of Opportunity: Lynchburg, Virginia! Strategically located with easy access to major markets, Lynchburg, Virginia is a distinctive city wit

Are You Ready to Make Change? We are! And that is why we are excited to partner with the Tom Tom Foundation this Fall at...
09/30/2020

Are You Ready to Make Change? We are! And that is why we are excited to partner with the Tom Tom Foundation this Fall at the virtual #CitiesRisingSummit
This week's focus is all about supporting small businesses and our cities' vitality.

Join us at Tom Tom Foundation’s free, virtual Cities Rising Summit, for an exploration into how we can come together to build and uplift our small business communities—especially for those who haven’t always had a seat at the table. For more information, visit https://hubs.ly/H0xcHcB0. If you want to uplift our community, you can register online for FREE at the Cities Rising Summit Tom Tom Summit & Festival //events.bizzabo.com/cities-rising-summit/agenda/session/319502

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09/24/2020

Opportunity Lynchburg - VA's cover photo

The City of Lynchburg CARES Program has expanded! If you are a 501c3 Nonprofit, located in the City of Lynchburg and hav...
09/22/2020
CARES Business Recovery Program

The City of Lynchburg CARES Program has expanded! If you are a 501c3 Nonprofit, located in the City of Lynchburg and have lost revenue due to COVID-19, you may qualify. FAQs, required documentation and application are available online at www.opportunitylynchburg.com/cares. Applications remain open through 5 pm on September 30th, 2020.

The City of Lynchburg CARES Business Recovery Grant Program is a fund to offer financial assistance to businesses whose operations were either closed or restric

The City of Lynchburg CARES Program has expanded! Now including a lower threshold ($50,000 in gross receipts) and essent...
09/19/2020

The City of Lynchburg CARES Program has expanded! Now including a lower threshold ($50,000 in gross receipts) and essential businesses. If you are located in the City of Lynchburg and have lost revenue due to COVID-19, you may qualify. FAQs, required documentation and application are available online at www.opportunitylynchburg.com/cares. Applications remain open through 5 pm on September 30th, 2020.

Travel plans canceled? Take a trip to London Ploughcrofttearoom instead! We sat down with the owner of Ploughcroft Tea R...
09/16/2020

Travel plans canceled? Take a trip to London Ploughcrofttearoom instead! We sat down with the owner of Ploughcroft Tea Room to chat about the art of afternoon teatime and why she chose to create her quaint but bustling British tea room, which is about to celebrate its tenth anniversary, in #LYHVA. Don't read while hungry, or you'll start craving some of her delicious scones and clotted cream. https://hubs.ly/H0wjcBt0

Round Two of our CARES Business Recovery Grant program opens TOMORROW! We’ve expanded it to include more businesses, inc...
09/11/2020

Round Two of our CARES Business Recovery Grant program opens TOMORROW! We’ve expanded it to include more businesses, including smaller businesses, those deemed ‘essential’ by Executive Order 53, and nonprofits. Must meet all eligibility criteria. Get all the info and apply at the link in our bio!

Did you know? Lynchburg boasts TWO Enterprise Zones. An Enterprise Zone is a geographic area that provides incentives to...
09/09/2020
Enterprise Zones - City Of Lynchburg, VA

Did you know? Lynchburg boasts TWO Enterprise Zones. An Enterprise Zone is a geographic area that provides incentives to promote economic growth and job creation. In 2019, there was over $16 million of real property investment in Lynchburg's two zones. Not sure if you're in a zone? Check out the Enterprise Zone map! https://hubs.ly/H0vF5Yl0

09/07/2020
On Labor Day, we want to acknowledge a City full of bright, resilient, innovative women and men who are leading the way in our industry sectors. You are one of the reasons our City has so much to offer. Whether you have today off or are on the clock, get

On Labor Day, we want to acknowledge a City full of bright, resilient, innovative women and men who are leading the way in our industry sectors. You are one of the reasons our City has so much to offer. Whether you have today off or are on the clock, get out and enjoy some of the amazing things our City has to offer!

09/01/2020
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The CARES Business Support Grant Program application is now live! Applications will remain open between Sept. 1st, 2020 at 9am - Sept. 8th at 5 pm. Visit opportunitylynchburg.com/cares for eligibility, FAQs, and required documentation, then submit your application directly online!

We have the latest news on economic development in Lynchburg. Sign up for our biweekly newsletter! https://hubs.ly/H0t4P...
08/31/2020

We have the latest news on economic development in Lynchburg. Sign up for our biweekly newsletter! https://hubs.ly/H0t4PR20

August is Black Business Month, an observance that highlights the importance of African-American businesses to the local...
08/28/2020

August is Black Business Month, an observance that highlights the importance of African-American businesses to the local and national economy and generates awareness for policy issues affecting African-American entrepreneurship. According to the U.S. Census, 28.3% of Lynchburg's population is Black, with nearly 1,200 minority-owned businesses.

If you are a Lynchburg business affected by Executive Order 53 due to COVID-19,you need to check out our City of Lynchbu...
08/27/2020

If you are a Lynchburg business affected by Executive Order 53 due to COVID-19,you need to check out our City of Lynchburg CARES Business Support Program! We’re in this together. Link in bio. #resilient #IamLYH

The City of Lynchburg has created the Blueprint for Opportunity Reset & Recovery Initiative and Task Force to provide fe...
08/24/2020

The City of Lynchburg has created the Blueprint for Opportunity Reset & Recovery Initiative and Task Force to provide feedback and direction for economic development and recovery efforts to assist our community in the midst of COVID-19. City staff will engage with members of the task force through a series of virtual presentations and visits, inviting feedback and insight on how economic development and tourism efforts may evolve in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and shifting economy: https://hubs.ly/H0tgg_60

Thanks to the Hill City Green Book, supporting Black-owned businesses in the Lynchburg community has never been easier. ...
08/20/2020

Thanks to the Hill City Green Book, supporting Black-owned businesses in the Lynchburg community has never been easier. This directory of local businesses has been in the works for three years, and is finally available to the whole community: https://hubs.ly/H0tfZvc0

Governor Northam has announced that Baush + Lomb, a global eye health company, is expanding its manufacturing center in ...
08/18/2020

Governor Northam has announced that Baush + Lomb, a global eye health company, is expanding its manufacturing center in Lynchburg! Read all about the announcement and how this expansion will lead to the creation of 79 new jobs: https://hubs.ly/H0t4Rpy0

Both @StarrHillLYH and @ThreeRoadsBrewing recently opened in Lynchburg, and we're excited to watch as our city's beer an...
08/14/2020

Both @StarrHillLYH and @ThreeRoadsBrewing recently opened in Lynchburg, and we're excited to watch as our city's beer and taproom scene continues to expand!

“In March 2020, the world changed,” said Marjette Upshur, director of the Office of Economic Development & Tourism. “Lik...
08/12/2020

“In March 2020, the world changed,” said Marjette Upshur, director of the Office of Economic Development & Tourism. “Like other cities across the country, Lynchburg businesses, and the organizations that serve them, have had to make hard and fast decisions on how to function in this new normal.” In response, the City has developed the Blueprint for Opportunity Reset & Recovery Initiative and Task Force to provide feedback and direction for economic development and recovery efforts: https://hubs.ly/H0t4DKw0

The Renew LYH project is continuing to replace and renew Lynchburg infrastructure on Main Street. In August, parts of th...
08/10/2020

The Renew LYH project is continuing to replace and renew Lynchburg infrastructure on Main Street. In August, parts of the sidewalk on blocks 800-1100 will be closed for repair. Learn more about the project here: https://hubs.ly/H0t4Rms0

A great opportunity for a small business!
08/06/2020

A great opportunity for a small business!

Ready to expand your business? Lynchburg Community Market is now accepting applications for a permanent shop space. The space (currently Willow Breezes) neighbors Father's Cafe & Bakery and Market staff offices and presents a unique storefront opportunity in downtown Lynchburg. Applications must be postmarked by August 21st. Space viewings are by appointment only. More info can be found at http://lynchburgcommunitymarket.com/shop-space-available-3/

The Hill City Green Book is a list of Black-owned businesses in the City of Lynchburg created by @CarlaWilkesRose of Cre...
08/04/2020

The Hill City Green Book is a list of Black-owned businesses in the City of Lynchburg created by @CarlaWilkesRose of Credit Chance, LLC, and @Jawansa of @BlackwaterBrandingVa. Check it out here and join us in supporting locally owned businesses in our community. https://hubs.ly/H0tfVjL0

Recent CO.STARTERS graduate Taunya Bryant was able to grow her business through CO.STARTERS, and met a network of suppor...
07/30/2020

Recent CO.STARTERS graduate Taunya Bryant was able to grow her business through CO.STARTERS, and met a network of supportive entrepreneurs along the way!
"I went into this not knowing what to expect. I'm so grateful in the leaps of faith I've taken since the start of my business that have turned some amazing results and income! I absolutely love this group of entrepreneurs that was in this class." - Taunya Bryant, owner of Simply Sweets by Taunya.
Turn your business dreams into a reality and apply for CO.STARTERS before August 1st! http://www.opportunitylynchburg.com/co-starters/

CO.STARTERS graduate Jaylin "Jiggy M" Randolph explains how CO.STARTERS was beneficial to his entrepreneurial journey. "...
07/26/2020

CO.STARTERS graduate Jaylin "Jiggy M" Randolph explains how CO.STARTERS was beneficial to his entrepreneurial journey. "The best part about CO.STARTERS is that you learn in a personal, realistic setting and you are surrounded by people who have succeeded and failed in business. It's eye-opening." - Jaylin "Jiggy M." Randolph, owner of H.i.L.i.F Productions Jiggy M
Interested in your own entrepreneurial journey? Register for CO.STARTERS before the August 1st deadline! http://www.opportunitylynchburg.com/co-starters/

Recent CO.STARTERS graduate, Amy Corbett explains how CO.STARTERS impacted her business. "This program was invaluable an...
07/23/2020

Recent CO.STARTERS graduate, Amy Corbett explains how CO.STARTERS impacted her business.
"This program was invaluable and I'm so thankful to have a city that believes in its entrepreneurs!" - Amy Corbett, owner of belonghere.co
Follow in these past CO.STARTERS graduates' footsteps and turn your business idea into reality. Apply for CO.STARTERS today! http://www.opportunitylynchburg.com/co-starters/

Recent CO.STARTERS graduate, Keesha Simon discussed why she loves CO.STARTERS so much! "This program taught me more abou...
07/17/2020

Recent CO.STARTERS graduate, Keesha Simon discussed why she loves CO.STARTERS so much!
"This program taught me more about myself and my future business plans than I ever could have imagined. I'm so glad I signed up for this!" - Keesha Simon, owner of Sunday Dinner. CO.STARTERS Graduate, Spring 2020.
Interested in turning your business idea into reality? Apply for CO.STARTERS today! http://www.opportunitylynchburg.com/co-starters/

Talia Conner, a recent CO.STARTERS graduate just opened her own eatery called Talia's Catering service. Stop by and chec...
07/17/2020
Get Started with CO.STARTERS

Talia Conner, a recent CO.STARTERS graduate just opened her own eatery called Talia's Catering service. Stop by and check out her amazing food at 1820 Old Forest Rd. If you are interested in applying for CO.STARTERS, our next cohort will begin September 14th. The application deadline to apply is August 1st. Apply online today! http://www.opportunitylynchburg.com/co-starters/

Turn your passion into a thriving business. What is CO.STARTERS? CO.STARTERS is a nine-week program that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, rela

Amy Corbett, a recent CO.STARTERS graduate created an Air B&B consultation and design business belonghere.co Check out t...
07/16/2020
Get Started with CO.STARTERS

Amy Corbett, a recent CO.STARTERS graduate created an Air B&B consultation and design business belonghere.co Check out their most recent promotional video! If you are interested in applying for CO.STARTERS, the deadline is August 1st for the Fall Cohort! http://www.opportunitylynchburg.com/co-starters/

Turn your passion into a thriving business. What is CO.STARTERS? CO.STARTERS is a nine-week program that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, rela

Many business development processes have been moved online in the City of Lynchburg. We're doing all that we can to help...
06/25/2020

Many business development processes have been moved online in the City of Lynchburg. We're doing all that we can to help the #resilient local business community get the resources and solutions it needs to keep running smoothly and efficiently. Read about the various development procedures that can now be done virtually: https://hubs.ly/H0rK3T_0

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900 Church St
Lynchburg, VA
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Lynchburg is the confluence of major arterial highways and multiple national rail networks, with several interstates in the greater region. The city also enjoys an airport with regional jet service continuing to major international destinations, excellent public transportation and the nation’s second best performing passenger train with daily commuter trips to D.C. The purpose of this site is to present matters of public interest within the City of Lynchburg, including its many residents, businesses and visitors. We encourage you to submit your questions, comments and concerns, but please note this is a moderated online discussion site and not a public forum. Once a comment is posted, the City reserves the right to delete submissions that contain vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive comments that target or disparage any ethnic, racial or religious group. Further, the City also reserves the right to delete comments that are: (i) spam or include links to other sites or email addresses; (ii) off topic; (iii) advocate illegal activity; (iv) promote particular services, products or political organizations; (v) contain sexual content or (vi) infringe on copyrights or trademarks. Please note that the comments expressed on this site do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of the City of Lynchburg government or its officers and employees. If you have questions or problems concerning the operation of this online moderated discussion site, please contact the Department of Communications & Marketing at (434) 455-3800.

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