How Can We Help?

You are very important to Amherst County and we truly appreciate that you have chosen to do business here. We work hard to understand the needs of companies and work proactively to address them. The Amherst County EDA would like to meet with you at your business location to get to know your business so we can most effectively assist you in strengthening your business or taking your business to the next level.

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The EDA wants to connect existing businesses with the right information, programs, and resources to provide the greatest opportunities for success. There are many programs – both local and state – that may open the door to funding, training, key contacts, or the possibility of exporting to foreign markets. We understand every business and project is unique and we are ready to find creative ways to meet the constantly changing demands of business. 

Here are a few ways the EDA can help you strengthen and grow your business:

  • Primary point of contact for Amherst County business services
  • Be your advocate within county government
  • Assist with workforce needs
  • Identify common business issues, address concerns, and help remove obstacles 
  • Build a better business community by acting on the information received from local businesses

The EDA is your first point-of-contact to access local and state programs. Please call or email our office to discuss what programs make the most sense for your business.

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Stories Of Success

  • Black Box Network Services
    Jim Meade / Retired Vice-President
    Amherst was incredibly receptive and supportive of our relocation. We have a Network Operations Center that remotely monitors voice and data networks for our customers globally, and having guaranteed and reliable power and internet access is a must, for our customers success, as well as our own. Not only did we have access to stable and…
  • S & S Machine, T.R.U. Ball
    Ben Summers / Director of Operations
    Amherst County has given our company several advantages over the years, including a great selection of skilled employees, a centralized location in the United States, and the freedom and space to grow. Over the past 30 years, S&S Machine, Inc. has grown from a small two-man machine shop to an archery manufacturing business with 100…
  • Old Dominion Footwear
    Malcolm Sydnor / President
    We love doing business in Amherst County. The location is great, with quick access to US 460, US 29, and then to US 64. Old Dominion Footwear designs, manufactures, markets and distributes footwear throughout the United States, Canada and around the world. It’s easy to get our goods from the Norfolk port and distribute them…