Business & Industry
Bedford County community businesses have risen to the challenge, working to find new ways to serve their customers, deliver their products and support the local community. The caring that local businesses have shown toward each other and their neighbors has been inspiring. Despite the difficulty, we have/are getting through this together. The Chamber made the decision early on to share all of their information not just with members, but with all businesses, working to help everyone benefit from the latest information from local representatives, officials and agencies – helping businesses and residents navigate the ever-changing regulations, sites and programs.
While things are a long way from normal, we move closer everyday to that goal, and we continue to work to see that all of our businesses and friends are standing alongside us when we get there.
Today’s local industry leaders are involved in distribution, warehousing, mining, construction, and fabrication. Many of Bedford County’s largest employers are household names; Walmart has a distribution center here, as does REI, and JLG operates a facility here, as well as several of their suppliers.
People considering starting a new business will find Bedford County small-business friendly. Affordable rent, a low-cost of living, and manageable wages make it easier for small businesses to find success here. Office spaces are available in a number of communities. The Chamber has taken a leadership role in encouraging new startups. Their Russell House location is becoming a new, downtown hub of entrepreneurship, providing space and services to help launch new businesses.
To learn more about becoming a part of our business community, please contact us at the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce at
814-623-2233. We are eager to have you as our newest member.