Transportation & Utilities

Central location on the eastern seaboard means 1-day access to major East coast metro areas.

  • 4-Lane divided highway (Rt 29) through the county with easy access to I-64 (east-west) , I-81(north-south), and US 460.
  • The U.S. Route 29 corridor in the eastern region of the county has become the focal point for most commercial, industrial and residential development. The county is part of the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
  • Virginia maintains the third largest state-maintained transportation network including the major Interstate routes of I-95, I-81, I-64, I-85, I-77, and I-66.
  • Central location means excellent long haul freight rates
  • Local: Lynchburg Regional Airport is 15 minutes away
  • Regional: Charlottesville Regional Airport is 1 hour away.
  • International: Washington Dulles International is less than 3 hours with non-stop commercial airline service to over 100 destinations worldwide.
  • Two of the nation’s largest railroads, CSX Corporation and Norfolk Southern Corporation, serve the area.
  • Rail access sites available.
  • Amtrak has daily service to Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York.
  • Norfolk International Terminals, Newport News Marine Terminal, the Virginia Inland Port in Front Royal, the Port of Richmond, and the Port of Virginia (4 hours east by 4-lane highway) offer one of the largest intermodal networks on the U.S. East Coast and a naturally deep harbor devoid of overhead obstructions.

Utilities in Amherst County, Virginia

  • American Electric Power (AEP) provides steady, reliable power to Amherst County businesses. Electric rates are approximately 25% lower than the national average (depending on usage).

  • Central Virginia Electric Cooperative provides service to the northern section of the county.
Natural Gas
  • Columbia Gas of Virginia in southern portion of the county
  • Amherst County Service Authority. Water rates are highly competitive. Learn More »
  • Amherst County Service Authority. Sewer rates are even more competitive. Learn More »

Experience the Beauty

There are many reasons why Amherst County is a place where companies choose to locate. Thanks to our prime geographic location, low cost of doing business, beautiful surroundings, and a hard working, well trained workforce, Amherst County is an excellent place to do business.