Shance Sizemore is the CEO of the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce and Lawrence County Economic Growth Council.

The LCEGC is a non-profit, local economic development organization (LEDO) formed to support growth of Lawrence County Businesses including startup support, workforce solutions, and technical assistance which promotes investment that improves the quality of life for its citizens.

On this podcast episode, we discuss how current events are affecting economic growth in Lawrence County as well as how changes in education and job skills training are ensuring sustained local economic growth in Bedford and surrounding areas.

To find out more information on the Lawrence County Economic Growth Council, please visit