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Strategically located with easy access to major markets, Lynchburg is a distinctive city with all the amenities and resources to work, learn, play and prosper. Lynchburg life boasts a wealth of cultural, educational and recreational opportunities; a local government committed to growth; and a natural beauty replete with scenic vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Lynchburg is the confluence of major arterial highways and multiple national rail networks. Bisected by four-lane highways, U.S. 29 (North/South) and U.S. 460 (East/West), the City is within a one hour drive of Interstates 81 and 64. It is served by both the CSX and Norfolk Southern railroads, as well as Amtrak’s second best performing passenger train with daily commuter trips to D.C. Lynchburg Regional Airport has direct service to Charlotte.
Forbes Magazine, 2015 places Lynchburg as one of the top 100 for Best Small Places for Business, Careers, Cost of Doing Business and Education. Also Lynchburg is one of the “Top 20 Small Metros for Recruitment and Attraction” according to Expansion Management. Industry- leading companies including Centra Health, global nuclear power service providers AREVA and BWX Technologies, international communications company Harris, TRAX International, J.Crew, Fleet Laboratories and many more already call Lynchburg home.
A highly-skilled and educated workforce, diverse industry sectors and affordable commercial real estate create a vibrant business environment. Lynchburg companies are selling to customers all over the globe, exporting ideas, innovation and some of the best advanced manufacturing and machining products in the world.
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and bounded by the James River, year-round outdoor recreation in a stunning natural environment is right outside the door. Lynchburg was recently named one of National Geographic’s, 2015 “Top 50 Adventure Towns” and an Outstanding Runner- Friendly Community by the Road Runners Club of America, beating out communities like Monterey, California for this health and wellness accolade. Lynchburgers enjoy more than 25 miles of dedicated trails connecting our parks, neighborhoods and business districts— all within city limits.
Lynchburg boasts five higher education institutions within city limits – Liberty University, Randolph College, Lynchburg College, Central Virginia Community College and Virginia University of Lynchburg. From liberal arts to engineering and aviation to technical education, Lynchburg colleges and universities enroll more than 21,000 students, roughly equivalent to 27% of the City’s estimated 2014 population and a future source of the City’s permanent workforce.
Lynchburg is rich in history and tradition, but don’t let the stunning architecture, cobblestoned streets and Victorian-style neighborhoods fool you—beyond Lynchburg’s historic façade are energetic, forward-thinking residents, a business community leading technological innovation and the fiber-optic bandwidth to deliver that innovation to the world.
Business and people prosper here. We invite you to find out why.