Virginia's top economic official sees positive signs in Lynchburg's economy.
Jim Cheng, the state secretary of commerce and trade, spent time in Lynchburg Tuesday morning. He talked to leaders at the city's business development center.
Cheng says Lynchburg's nuclear industry and five colleges provide steady jobs, which have helped the city weather the recession better than other communities.
With a median age of 30, Cheng says Lynchburg has a young workforce that will attract new businesses and employers.
"We talk to companies coming in from all over the world and all over the country and they're looking for a great workforce and quality of life," said Cheng. "These are things Lynchburg and the whole area offer."
Cheng visited Lynchburg as a guest of state delegate Scott Garrett. The two also visited Liberty University's Helms School of Government.