Lynchburg, Virginia is a regional hub for commerce and retail. Important industries in Lynchburg are healthcare, higher education, pharmaceuticals, nuclear technology and material handling. Engineering is also important to the economy. Lynchburg's small and mid-sized manufacturing companies are significant assets.
In Lynchburg, the major fields of employment are healthcare, manufacturing, educational services, construction, metal and metal products, computer and electronic products, professional, scientific and technical services, and accommodation and food services. Management, professional and related occupations (31% of the jobs). Sales and office occupations (19% of the workforce).
Notable details about Lynchburg, Virginia: Average salary in 2009: $35,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 82.3 (national average: 100). Adult population which has earned a bachelor's degree or better: 25%.
The top employers in the Lynchburg region:
- Central Health
- Lynchburg City Schools
- Genworth Financial
- Lynchburg College
- Central Virginia Community College
- Fleet Laboratories
- Frito-Lay, Inc
- J. Crew Outfitters
- M/A - Com, Inc
- Griffin Pipe Products, Inc
- Nationwide Insurance Company
- Delta Star, Inc
- Avante at Lynchburg
- Banker Steel
- Automated Conveyor Systems, Inc
- Bausch & Lomb
- Aerofin Corp
- Belvac Production Machinery, Inc
Some of the most popular jobs in Lynchburg that are mostly filled by college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, mechanical engineers, civil engineers, child, family and school social workers, social and human service assistants, and industrial engineers.
Local businesses are invited to work with helpful associations including:
- Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Virginia Economic Development Partnership
- Virginia SBDC Network
- Virginia Manufacturers Association
- Small Business Administration - Virginia
Information regarding the local business community is offered by the Lynchburg News Advance.