Prince Edward County is one of the leaders in Southside Virginia when it comes to industrial growth due to its unique central location. The County is within one days drive of 76% of the population of the United States. The opportunity for jobs has steadily been increasing each year with workforce investment high, as local companies offer training and advancement opportunities.
The area is growing thus making jobs available to citizens from all walks of life. The Walmart SuperCenter, Lowe’s, and Barnes & Noble, are just three of the more recent retail opportunities. Midtown Square in downtown Farmville is a newly developed multi-use strip mall where there are many shops on the lower level with Longwood University student housing above.
Industrially, Prince Edward County boasts opportunities for work. From the medical fields to fabrication to agricultural jobs; each year, Prince Edward is proud to see more career opportunities made available to its citizens. New companies seeking to begin business in Prince Edward County, include Luck Stone, Inc. at a new quarry site and Granite Falls Inn & Conference Center. Additionally, there was a groundbreaking on May 6 2009 for 4 new pad sites to be developed at the Prince Edward County Industrial Park.
- Paris Ceramics America - Stone Fabricator
- Buffalo Shook Company, Inc. - Palletmaking
- Tri-Boro Shelving & Partition Corporation - Metal Shelving Manufacturing
- CMC Steel Group - Rebar Fabrication
- Centra Southside Community Hospital - Full service Hospital
- Covenant Dove - Assisted Living
- The Woodland, Inc. - Retirement Community/Assisted Living
The higher education institutions, Longwood University, a Division I school; Hampden-Sydney College for men, one of the oldest colleges in the United States; and Southside Virginia Community College all provide education and careers, both on and off campus.