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EWI and City of Lynchburg: A Unique Partnership to Promote Economic Development

August 10, 2021

The partnership between EWI and the City of Lynchburg, VA, is the only one of its kind in the country. With support from local government, the regional Office of Economic Development & Tourism works hand-in-hand with EWI to connect Lynchburg manufacturers with resources and talent to innovate and streamline operations.

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“The unique partnership between the City of Lynchburg, Campbell County and EWI is generating great energy and excitement in companies seeking continuous improvement, the application of new technologies and streamlined operations,” said Marjette Upshur, Director of Economic Development & Tourism for the City of Lynchburg. “We are deepening the bench for our manufacturers to innovate.”

The Opportunity Lynchburg program grants EWI memberships to local manufacturers which enables them to access EWI’s vast array of data, industry experts, technical white papers, internal development research not found elsewhere. This unusual public/private program provides a way for companies to de-risk and ‘test drive’ innovative new practices with the benefit of EWI’s industrial experience and technical expertise.

As a result, companies in Lynchburg are pushing the boundaries of what they can create and reach new business goals.

To learn more about this successful program, click here.