Since the founding of our nation, Bedford County has been an important stop on the road to progress. From the early Forbes Road, known as the way West, to the Lincoln Highway, which became the first road to span the nation, to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the nation’s first high-speed, limited access highway, to the new Interstate 99 Innovation Corridor, Bedford County has been at the juncture of history and progress.
Two of the area’s largest assets are its proximity to major markets and great access to many of the state’s most vital arteries. The Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-99, and Routes 220, 56, 26, 30 and 36 are all key to our economic success.
It is not surprising that Bedford County is becoming a popular site for distribution centers. National business leaders Wal-Mart and REI have selected Bedford as the home for their regional distribution centers.
After years of nearly constant construction, most of the major local highway projects have been completed.
The relocation of 220 South around the Bedford Springs, relocation and expansion of Route 30 between Mile Level and Everett as well as the upgrades to Route 56 North have all been finished, and the result is it has never been easier to get around the area.
Bedford County also has a general aviation airport, located near the Bedford County Industrial Park.