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.

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

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

Nominations being accepted for the VEDA Rising Star Award and Michael W. Woods Legislator of the Year Award. https://con...
10/11/2021

Nominations being accepted for the VEDA Rising Star Award and Michael W. Woods Legislator of the Year Award. https://conta.cc/3DvqZuC

Nominations being accepted for the VEDA Rising Star Award and Michael W. Woods Legislator of the Year Award. https://conta.cc/3DvqZuC

Why join VEDA today? Memberships are pro-rated through October 15, 2021. Click here to get started: https://bit.ly/3BGCQ...
10/10/2021

Why join VEDA today? Memberships are pro-rated through October 15, 2021. Click here to get started: https://bit.ly/3BGCQVK.

Why join VEDA today? Memberships are pro-rated through October 15, 2021. Click here to get started: https://bit.ly/3BGCQVK.

“The recent announcement that 2,500 jobs are coming to Wythe County thanks to the new construction of a manufacturing fa...
10/08/2021
Medical glove manufacturers to create 2,500 jobs in Wythe County - Virginia Business

“The recent announcement that 2,500 jobs are coming to Wythe County thanks to the new construction of a manufacturing facility is a big win for the Commonwealth, for rural Virginia and for economic developers,” said Steve Harrison, President of the Virginia Economic Developers Association. “This win showcases what can happen when Virginia and our communities invest in the sites and the infrastructure needed to attract companies that will become real game-changers to the communities and regions where they are located. Virginia is the best state to do business and we showed why yet again this week.”

Connecticut-based Blue Star NBR LLC and Delaware-based American Glove Innovations Inc. will invest $714 million to build a manufacturing facility and glove production operation expected to create 2,500 jobs in Wythe County, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday.

Nominations being accepted for the VEDA Michael W. Woods Legislator of the Year Award and the VEDA Rising Star for 2020....
10/06/2021

Nominations being accepted for the VEDA Michael W. Woods Legislator of the Year Award and the VEDA Rising Star for 2020. Register for October impactED. https://conta.cc/3BmlLke

Nominations being accepted for the VEDA Michael W. Woods Legislator of the Year Award and the VEDA Rising Star for 2020. Register for October impactED. https://conta.cc/3BmlLke

VEDA! VEDA! VEDA! We'd love to welcome you to this association and suggest signing up now when memberships are pro-rated...
10/06/2021

VEDA! VEDA! VEDA! We'd love to welcome you to this association and suggest signing up now when memberships are pro-rated (through October 15, 2021). Click here to get started: https://bit.ly/3BGCQVK.

VEDA! VEDA! VEDA! We'd love to welcome you to this association and suggest signing up now when memberships are pro-rated (through October 15, 2021). Click here to get started: https://bit.ly/3BGCQVK.

We can't end the 2021 VEDA Fall Conference without thanking this team, who makes the entire event run smoothly from regi...
09/24/2021

We can't end the 2021 VEDA Fall Conference without thanking this team, who makes the entire event run smoothly from registration, to meals, to reception fun! Thank you!

We can't end the 2021 VEDA Fall Conference without thanking this team, who makes the entire event run smoothly from registration, to meals, to reception fun! Thank you!

The Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA) presented four leaders in economic development with the Cardinal Awa...
09/24/2021

The Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA) presented four leaders in economic development with the Cardinal Award at the VEDA Fall Conference in Norfolk.

The recipients are James Noel, Jr., Director of York County Economic Development; John Loftus, Site and Building Manager of Virginia Economic Development Partnership; Patrick Barker, Executive Director of the Frederick County Economic Development Authority; and Deborah Flippo, Economic Development Program Manager at Draper Aden Associates.

The Cardinal Award is the most prestigious honor bestowed by VEDA to deserving members. The award recognizes leadership in the field of economic development, outstanding professional accomplishments and exceptional service to the organization.

The Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA) presented four leaders in economic development with the Cardinal Award at the VEDA Fall Conference in Norfolk.

The recipients are James Noel, Jr., Director of York County Economic Development; John Loftus, Site and Building Manager of Virginia Economic Development Partnership; Patrick Barker, Executive Director of the Frederick County Economic Development Authority; and Deborah Flippo, Economic Development Program Manager at Draper Aden Associates.

The Cardinal Award is the most prestigious honor bestowed by VEDA to deserving members. The award recognizes leadership in the field of economic development, outstanding professional accomplishments and exceptional service to the organization.

Colleague collaboration and connection. That is at the heart of a VEDA conference / networking event / gathering! And we...
09/24/2021

Colleague collaboration and connection. That is at the heart of a VEDA conference / networking event / gathering! And we're delighted we got to do it in-person this week!

Colleague collaboration and connection. That is at the heart of a VEDA conference / networking event / gathering! And we're delighted we got to do it in-person this week!

Thank you, Stephen Moret (President & CEO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership), for your partnership with VEDA, f...
09/24/2021

Thank you, Stephen Moret (President & CEO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership), for your partnership with VEDA, for always taking the time to provide a VEDP update to our members, and for working to keep Virginia ranked as the BEST state to do business!

Thank you, Stephen Moret (President & CEO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership), for your partnership with VEDA, for always taking the time to provide a VEDP update to our members, and for working to keep Virginia ranked as the BEST state to do business!

You never really see her...but if you are connected in any way to VEDA you benefit from having her there.Connie Long, ou...
09/24/2021

You never really see her...but if you are connected in any way to VEDA you benefit from having her there.

Connie Long, our Executive Director, is always working behind the scenes to keep the engine of VEDA running.

Never has that work been more important than over the last 18 months as the world faced a global pandemic. It was unprecedented for all of us, including VEDA, which in "normal" times is celebrated for its networking and in-person conferences that bring people together to collaborate.

Thanks to the dedication of Connie and keeping VEDA members connected virtually in creative ways until we could gather safely in-person again, VEDA continued to thrive.

We got her on the stage today (at our 2021 VEDA Fall Conference, the first in-person conference since spring 2020) to say a proper and public thank you.

Join us in thanking and celebrating her!

You never really see her...but if you are connected in any way to VEDA you benefit from having her there.

Connie Long, our Executive Director, is always working behind the scenes to keep the engine of VEDA running.

Never has that work been more important than over the last 18 months as the world faced a global pandemic. It was unprecedented for all of us, including VEDA, which in "normal" times is celebrated for its networking and in-person conferences that bring people together to collaborate.

Thanks to the dedication of Connie and keeping VEDA members connected virtually in creative ways until we could gather safely in-person again, VEDA continued to thrive.

We got her on the stage today (at our 2021 VEDA Fall Conference, the first in-person conference since spring 2020) to say a proper and public thank you.

Join us in thanking and celebrating her!

Economic Development is EVERYONE'S Business! That's the slogan we're promoting all this year across VEDA...and celebrate...
09/24/2021

Economic Development is EVERYONE'S Business! That's the slogan we're promoting all this year across VEDA...and celebrated this week at our 2021 Fall Conference!

Economic Development is EVERYONE'S Business! That's the slogan we're promoting all this year across VEDA...and celebrated this week at our 2021 Fall Conference!

Day 2 of the 2021 VEDA Fall Conference is getting underway now with public policy conversations, VEDP updates, a present...
09/24/2021

Day 2 of the 2021 VEDA Fall Conference is getting underway now with public policy conversations, VEDP updates, a presentation on unmanned and autonomous systems, a discussion on renewable energy and economic development opportunities and the Cardinal Awards announcement at lunch!

Day 2 of the 2021 VEDA Fall Conference is getting underway now with public policy conversations, VEDP updates, a presentation on unmanned and autonomous systems, a discussion on renewable energy and economic development opportunities and the Cardinal Awards announcement at lunch!

About last night! Thank you to Dominion Energy for hosting our 2021 VEDA Fall Conference Reception at Grain!
09/24/2021

About last night! Thank you to Dominion Energy for hosting our 2021 VEDA Fall Conference Reception at Grain!

We hear it time and time again, it's all about the PEOPLE - the people served by economic developers and the economic de...
09/24/2021

We hear it time and time again, it's all about the PEOPLE - the people served by economic developers and the economic developers served by VEDA. A great value to engaging with, becoming a member of and supporting VEDA (the Virginia Economic Developers Association) are the benefits that come with networking, collaborating and sharing best practices with fellow professional economic developers. We finally got to return to building (and enhancing) those in-person connections this week at the 2021 VEDA Fall Conference.

You could say it was a picture perfect day today here at the 2021 VEDA Fall Conference! We'll be back here ready to do i...
09/24/2021

You could say it was a picture perfect day today here at the 2021 VEDA Fall Conference! We'll be back here ready to do it again tomorrow (and announce our Cardinal Award recipients)!

You could say it was a picture perfect day today here at the 2021 VEDA Fall Conference! We'll be back here ready to do it again tomorrow (and announce our Cardinal Award recipients)!

“I wish I was there with you in person,” said The Honorable Terry McAuliffe, Candidate for Virginia Governor, in his mes...
09/23/2021

“I wish I was there with you in person,” said The Honorable Terry McAuliffe, Candidate for Virginia Governor, in his message to the 2021 Fall VEDA Conference. “I love economic developers.”

“I wish I was there with you in person,” said The Honorable Terry McAuliffe, Candidate for Virginia Governor, in his message to the 2021 Fall VEDA Conference. “I love economic developers.”

“I appreciate all the hard work and the efforts of economic developers. Virginia needs a government that works with you ...
09/23/2021

“I appreciate all the hard work and the efforts of economic developers. Virginia needs a government that works with you to attract businesses and grow the companies that are here.” -Glenn Youngkin, Candidate for Virginia Governor in his message to the 2021 Fall VEDA Conference

“I appreciate all the hard work and the efforts of economic developers. Virginia needs a government that works with you to attract businesses and grow the companies that are here.” -Glenn Youngkin, Candidate for Virginia Governor in his message to the 2021 Fall VEDA Conference

What do you get when you put this group on the 2021 Fall VEDA Conference stage? An in-depth review and conversation arou...
09/23/2021

What do you get when you put this group on the 2021 Fall VEDA Conference stage? An in-depth review and conversation around the "Virginia Case Study: 1901 Group."

What do you get when you put this group on the 2021 Fall VEDA Conference stage? An in-depth review and conversation around the "Virginia Case Study: 1901 Group."

When's the last time you had a professional headshot taken? Another benefit of VEDA: professional headshots are being pr...
09/23/2021

When's the last time you had a professional headshot taken? Another benefit of VEDA: professional headshots are being provided as we speak at the 2021 Fall VEDA Conference. First up...our mascot!

When's the last time you had a professional headshot taken? Another benefit of VEDA: professional headshots are being provided as we speak at the 2021 Fall VEDA Conference. First up...our mascot!

Want to up your networking game? Might we suggest "That Was Awkward: 7 Secrets of an Awkward Networker," available here:...
09/23/2021

Want to up your networking game? Might we suggest "That Was Awkward: 7 Secrets of an Awkward Networker," available here: https://bit.ly/2XQ1rZK. Sean Hand was the highly entertaining keynote speaker at our 2021 Fall VEDA Conference!

Want to up your networking game? Might we suggest "That Was Awkward: 7 Secrets of an Awkward Networker," available here: https://bit.ly/2XQ1rZK. Sean Hand was the highly entertaining keynote speaker at our 2021 Fall VEDA Conference!

Before you go into any situation where you are meeting new people, go into it with two stock questions in your pocket th...
09/23/2021

Before you go into any situation where you are meeting new people, go into it with two stock questions in your pocket that you can pull out whenever there is a flatline moment in a conversation. #protip from Sean Hand, The Awkward Networker.

Before you go into any situation where you are meeting new people, go into it with two stock questions in your pocket that you can pull out whenever there is a flatline moment in a conversation. #protip from Sean Hand, The Awkward Networker.

Remember networking? It’s not just LinkedIn...especially now that we are coming back to in-person opportunities. Welcome...
09/23/2021

Remember networking? It’s not just LinkedIn...especially now that we are coming back to in-person opportunities. Welcome, Sean Hand, best selling author of "The Awkward Networker," our keynote speaker for the 2021 VEDA Fall Conference!

Remember networking? It’s not just LinkedIn...especially now that we are coming back to in-person opportunities. Welcome, Sean Hand, best selling author of "The Awkward Networker," our keynote speaker for the 2021 VEDA Fall Conference!

"Thank you for what you do for the state of Virginia and our local economies. Welcome to Norfolk." -The Honorable Kennet...
09/23/2021

"Thank you for what you do for the state of Virginia and our local economies. Welcome to Norfolk." -The Honorable Kenneth Cooper Alexander, Ph.D, Mayor of Norfolk, kicking off the 2021 Fall VEDA Conference!

"Thank you for what you do for the state of Virginia and our local economies. Welcome to Norfolk." -The Honorable Kenneth Cooper Alexander, Ph.D, Mayor of Norfolk, kicking off the 2021 Fall VEDA Conference!

Economic development is everyone's business...and that's the business we will be discussing over the next two days here ...
09/23/2021

Economic development is everyone's business...and that's the business we will be discussing over the next two days here at the 2021 VEDA Fall Conference (in person and via live streaming)! Stay tuned here for behind the scenes nuggets of wisdom from our speakers and panelists!

Economic development is everyone's business...and that's the business we will be discussing over the next two days here at the 2021 VEDA Fall Conference (in person and via live streaming)! Stay tuned here for behind the scenes nuggets of wisdom from our speakers and panelists!

Want to become a stronger voice in economic development in Virginia? Join VEDA. And do it now when memberships are pro-r...
09/21/2021

Want to become a stronger voice in economic development in Virginia? Join VEDA. And do it now when memberships are pro-rated (through October 15, 2021). Click here to get started: https://bit.ly/3BGCQVK.

Want to become a stronger voice in economic development in Virginia? Join VEDA. And do it now when memberships are pro-rated (through October 15, 2021). Click here to get started: https://bit.ly/3BGCQVK.

Why join VEDA now? Because memberships are pro-rated when you join now through October 15, 2021. Click here to get start...
09/17/2021

Why join VEDA now? Because memberships are pro-rated when you join now through October 15, 2021. Click here to get started: https://bit.ly/3BGCQVK.

Why join VEDA now? Because memberships are pro-rated when you join now through October 15, 2021. Click here to get started: https://bit.ly/3BGCQVK.

Looking for a reason to join VEDA? With VEDA you can MAKE CONNECTIONS AT VEDA CONFERENCES AND EVENTS. Why join VEDA now?...
09/15/2021

Looking for a reason to join VEDA? With VEDA you can MAKE CONNECTIONS AT VEDA CONFERENCES AND EVENTS. Why join VEDA now? Because memberships are pro-rated when you join now through October 15, 2021. Click here to get started: https://bit.ly/3BGCQVK.

Looking for a reason to join VEDA? With VEDA you can MAKE CONNECTIONS AT VEDA CONFERENCES AND EVENTS. Why join VEDA now? Because memberships are pro-rated when you join now through October 15, 2021. Click here to get started: https://bit.ly/3BGCQVK.

Three days left to register for the VEDA Fall Conference in Norfolk, Virginia! Don't delay. https://conta.cc/3yXEeS9
09/15/2021

Three days left to register for the VEDA Fall Conference in Norfolk, Virginia! Don't delay. https://conta.cc/3yXEeS9

Three days left to register for the VEDA Fall Conference in Norfolk, Virginia! Don't delay. https://conta.cc/3yXEeS9

Looking for a reason to join VEDA? With VEDA you can GAIN ACCESS TO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIPS. Why join VEDA...
09/13/2021

Looking for a reason to join VEDA? With VEDA you can GAIN ACCESS TO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIPS. Why join VEDA now? Because memberships are pro-rated when you join now through October 15, 2021. Click here to get started: https://bit.ly/3BGCQVK.

Looking for a reason to join VEDA? With VEDA you can GAIN ACCESS TO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIPS. Why join VEDA now? Because memberships are pro-rated when you join now through October 15, 2021. Click here to get started: https://bit.ly/3BGCQVK.

Last week to register for the VEDA Fall Conference in Norfolk. Downtown Walking Tour information coming soon. https://co...
09/13/2021

Last week to register for the VEDA Fall Conference in Norfolk. Downtown Walking Tour information coming soon. https://conta.cc/3hiWAHd

Last week to register for the VEDA Fall Conference in Norfolk. Downtown Walking Tour information coming soon. https://conta.cc/3hiWAHd

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1340 N Great Neck Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
23454

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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

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Services include two conferences and two membership luncheons annually. In addition professional development scholarships are available for members. VEDA is also an advocate for strong economic development policy and planning.

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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:


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  • Educating through professional development programs

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    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
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    Virginia delegation at the 2017 International Economic Development Council Economic Future Forum in Little Rock AR.