Virginia Economic Developers Association

Virginia Economic Developers Association The Virginia Economic Developers Association is a private, not-for-profit membership organization providing services and benefits to economic developers and industry related professionals who have an interest in job creation and economic development in Virginia.
(2)

Objectives: -To increase the effectiveness of individuals in the practice of economic development in Virginia -To provide a conduit for exchange of information among the members by verbal, written and electronic means. -To establish and implement a method of providing input to programs for economic development in the Commonwealth of Virginia. -To offer suggestions and recommendations to insure the Commonwealth of Virginia’s competitive position in economic development. -To promote the standards of professionalism among economic developers in the Commonwealth of Virginia. -To encourage the pursuit of professional education through programs offered by organizations within and without the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Mission: The Virginia Economic Developers Association is the voice in Virginia for shaping economic development public policy and a primary source of strong and effective education and networking for economic development professionals.

VEDALink-OnlineUpdate-May 2020
05/31/2020
VEDALink-OnlineUpdate-May 2020

VEDALink-OnlineUpdate-May 2020

Included: Print Brochure; General Purpose Print Promotion; Multimedia/Video Promotion; Annual Report; Paid Advertising Campaign; Magazine and Newsletter; Special Event; Innovation in Economic Development Week

05/28/2020
Economic Development Week 2020

In case you missed it during Economic Development Week 2020, here's a full compilation of our special messages to the community!

This past weekend we caught the VEDA cardinal looking out over some basketball courts and baseball fields in Newport New...
05/26/2020

This past weekend we caught the VEDA cardinal looking out over some basketball courts and baseball fields in Newport News, thinking about how great it will be when we can safely return to playing outdoor team sports again.

Our VEDA Cardinal made a visit with a retired friend of ours - the noted former Director of James City Economic Developm...
05/21/2020

Our VEDA Cardinal made a visit with a retired friend of ours - the noted former Director of James City Economic Development - on this "thirsty Thursday!"

05/09/2020
VEDA is OPEN for Membership!

What is VEDA? Watch and learn...and remember that VEDA is OPEN for membership! Thank you, Rick Whittington, Principal of Whittington Consulting, for delivering this great message!

05/09/2020
What role does government play in economic development?

"What role does government play in economic development?

Public policy choices made by government entities at every level drive the business climate that determines the attractiveness of a particular locality or region to business prospects.

Fostering a competitive business climate at all levels of government is essential to continued success in promoting economic prosperity, broadening the tax base, and enhancing the Commonwealth’s economic stability and quality of life."

-Matt Johnson, Economic Development Manager in Newport News, Virginia

It's crabbing season! Shout out - "Tweet, Tweet" in cardinal speak - to all our working watermen across the Commonwealth...
05/08/2020

It's crabbing season! Shout out - "Tweet, Tweet" in cardinal speak - to all our working watermen across the Commonwealth!

Leading from the front! Kudos to the Greater Williamsburg Partnership and 3 EDAs (Williamsburg, James City County and Yo...
05/06/2020
Public-private partnership relief fund aims to help Williamsburg-area small businesses

Leading from the front! Kudos to the Greater Williamsburg Partnership and 3 EDAs (Williamsburg, James City County and York County), the Williamsburg Community Foundation, Virginia 30 Day Fund, Chesapeake Bank and Barb Ramsey (Williamsburg City Council) on the launch of this innovative public-private relief fund for business owners! Read on here!

A new partnership to help struggling small businesses in the Greater Williamsburg area had raised $33,500 to offset the pain of the COVID-19 crisis. The partners hope that’s just the beginning.

05/06/2020
What is economic development and why is it important to Virginia’s future?

"Admittedly, we’re often asked.

What is economic development and why is it important to Virginia’s future?

First and foremost, economic development is an investment Virginia’s vitality, creating competitive communities for growth all across the Commonwealth.

As we face unprecedented unemployment as a result of the COVID crisis, our work to restore Virginia to prosperity is critical.

Economic development is responsible for attracting new business and supporting the growth of existing business, all to generate capital investment and revenue for Virginia’s localities.

Ultimately, economic development increases the tax base and provides quality job opportunities, thus enhancing the well-being and quality of life of all Virginians."

-David Manley, Joint Industrial Development Authority of Wythe County, Virginia

05/05/2020
A Message from VEDA President Jim Noel

"There is no doubt. As we enter what we call Economic Development Week, a time to recognize the work of professional economic developers across our communities, we’re facing some of the largest business challenges of our careers.

But before this global pandemic, Virginia was making its way back to the top when it comes to being the best state in the U.S. to do business, thanks to the diligent and innovative work of professional economic developers.

And you know what? Virginia can do it again.

But it will take all of us working together. Economic developers. Businesses. Elected officials. Policy makers. The communities we serve."

-Jim Noel, President of the Virginia Economic Developers Association and Economic Development Director for York County

Our VEDA Mascot - the iconic Cardinal - flew into Smithfield, Virginia this past weekend and made the most of a glorious...
05/04/2020

Our VEDA Mascot - the iconic Cardinal - flew into Smithfield, Virginia this past weekend and made the most of a glorious, sunny, spring day! #goveda

Our VEDA Mascot - the iconic Cardinal - flew into Smithfield, Virginia this past weekend and made the most of a glorious, sunny, spring day! #goveda

Opt outside, y'all!
05/03/2020

Opt outside, y'all!

Oh, the stories that could be told by these walls and bricks.
05/02/2020

Oh, the stories that could be told by these walls and bricks.

One day soon this CITY CENTER in Newport News, Virginia will be bustling again! And we can't wait!
05/01/2020

One day soon this CITY CENTER in Newport News, Virginia will be bustling again! And we can't wait!

Who knows where I am?
04/30/2020

Who knows where I am?

Big thanks to all the reporters getting the news out to our communities all across the Commonwealth! Keep telling the go...
04/29/2020

Big thanks to all the reporters getting the news out to our communities all across the Commonwealth! Keep telling the good stories of business!

We're proud to be building BIG things in Virginia!
04/28/2020

We're proud to be building BIG things in Virginia!

Cheers!
04/27/2020

Cheers!

Even though it was cloudy, the VEDA cardinal was out-and-about in Yorktown, listening in on a conversation among George ...
04/26/2020

Even though it was cloudy, the VEDA cardinal was out-and-about in Yorktown, listening in on a conversation among George Washington, Marquis de Lafayette and Francois Joseph Paul de Grasse.

HISTORY is FUN...and such a huge economic driver across our great Commonwealth. We're all looking forward to when people...
04/26/2020

HISTORY is FUN...and such a huge economic driver across our great Commonwealth. We're all looking forward to when people are able to travel and visit again. Until then...we'll be waiting!

Say it with me...I am a Virginia business! Hear me ROAR!
04/25/2020

Say it with me...
I am a Virginia business!
Hear me ROAR!

"Tweet! Tweet!"That's our mascot giving a shout-out to all the health care heroes working in all the hospitals and clini...
04/24/2020

"Tweet! Tweet!"
That's our mascot giving a shout-out to all the health care heroes working in all the hospitals and clinics across this great Commonwealth as we all rally to slow the spread of COVID-19 so we can all get back to business as usual!

Shop local. Eat local. DRINK local!Cheers, The Virginia Beer Company!
04/23/2020

Shop local. Eat local. DRINK local!
Cheers, The Virginia Beer Company!

"What's up, TJ? Do you mind if I call you TJ?"Our mascot spotted with Thomas Jefferson this week in Merchants Square- Wi...
04/22/2020

"What's up, TJ? Do you mind if I call you TJ?"
Our mascot spotted with Thomas Jefferson this week in Merchants Square- Williamsburg, VA!

04/21/2020
Virginia Wine

A beautiful message of thanks from Virginia wineries all across the Commonwealth for the community and customer support they've received during this COVID crisis! Virginia is still open for business in many ways, and these business owners say THANK YOU!

Cheers to you, #vawine lovers! Our community could not do this without your support. #vawinetogether

"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." -Co...
04/19/2020

"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." -Conrad Hilton

"Fall seven times and stand up eight."
04/18/2020

"Fall seven times and stand up eight."

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." -Franklin D. Roosevelt
04/17/2020

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Beach hair, don't care. #goveda
04/16/2020

Beach hair, don't care. #goveda

Address

1340 N Great Neck Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
23454

General information

VEDA has more than 525 members comprised of economic developers and related industry professionals who have an interest in creating economic prosperity for all citizens of Virginia.

Telephone

(757) 412-2664

Website

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Virginia Economic Developers Association posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Virginia Economic Developers Association:

Videos

Our Story

Since 1982, the Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA) has been increasing the effectiveness of those who practice economic, industrial, and community development in Virginia. VEDA is the voice in Virginia for shaping economic development public policy and a primary source of strong and effective education and networking for economic development professionals. VEDA is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization for individuals with a professional interest in economic development in Virginia.

VEDA’s activities include:


  • Advocating through public policy initiatives

  • Educating through professional development programs

  • Sharing best practices and innovative strategies

  • Promoting the value of economic development

  • Supporting the career path of the economic development professional
  • Nearby government services


    Comments

    A breezy day in New Kent!
    Here for the VEDA conference. Great attendance!
    DFA Virginia Financing Roundtable Newsletter - August 2017 https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/newsletter.html?open&news=sn-6153963530
    2017 VEDA Spring Conference Photos https://flic.kr/s/aHskWSMySD
    Virginia delegation at the 2017 International Economic Development Council Economic Future Forum in Little Rock AR.