More businesses — and more families — are moving into Botetourt County.
“It’s beautiful, it’s a great place to raise your kids, you always meet a friendly face and everyone is kind, so we love, love the area,” said Kelsey Bryant, a Botetourt County native and business owner.
Her and her husband decided to operate their business, Bryant Orchards Farm Market, in Botetourt County as well.
“There was a need for more local. Local on the agriculture side, and then local on the maker and producer side, so we just decided to go for it.”
Bryant says a lot has changed. Both more people and businesses have moved into the area.
“Since 2016 we’ve had sort of record announcements here in Botetourt County. We’ve had 3 new companies come to Greenfield,” said Cody Sexton, who is Assistant to the County Administrator for Botetourt County.
Now the county is hoping to bring in even more businesses and people — by building a road near the Botetourt Center at Greenfield.
“As this growth has occurred in the park, we’ve realized, that we have land available, we just needed a roads and infrastructure to get to it,” said Sexton.
VDOT is providing $650,000 for the project. The road will hopefully be completed within a year.
Sexton says more than 1,000 new jobs and more than $100 million have been invested in Botetourt County over the past couple of years.