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.
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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.

Registration is open for VEDA's Winter Membership Meeting
11/19/2020
Registration is open for VEDA's Winter Membership Meeting

Registration is open for VEDA's Winter Membership Meeting

Case Study Panel Announced November 19, 2020 REGISTER TODAY FOR VEDA'S WINTER MEMBERSHIP MEETING Wednesday, December 2, 2020 REGISTER TODAY Session Announced Panel Discussion: Virginia Case Study: Mer

Registration is open for VEDA's Winter Membership Meeting
11/18/2020
Registration is open for VEDA's Winter Membership Meeting

Registration is open for VEDA's Winter Membership Meeting

Don't miss the Annual Business Meeting and Programming too! Agenda coming soon. November 18, 2020 REGISTER TODAY FOR VEDA'S WINTER MEMBERSHIP MEETING Wednesday, December 2, 2020 REGISTER TODAY FULL AG

CARDINAL COMEBACK // TMI Autotech quickly adapted to the at-home work environment during the pandemic this year, craftin...
11/11/2020

CARDINAL COMEBACK // TMI Autotech quickly adapted to the at-home work environment during the pandemic this year, crafting a safe environment for staff all while keeping everyone on payroll, regardless of position. Today, as part of our CARDINAL COMEBACK series recognizing inspiring efforts by businesses to COME BACK after COVID-19, we salute TMI Autotech!

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Luca Italian Restaurant gave back to their local community during the pandemic this year by donatin...
11/10/2020

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Luca Italian Restaurant gave back to their local community during the pandemic this year by donating meals to hospitals and locals twice a week as well as offering masks and cleaning supplies for sale. Today, as part of our CARDINAL COMEBACK series recognizing inspiring efforts by businesses to COME BACK after COVID-19, we salute Luca Italian Restaurant!

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Serve Restaurant matched donations for every whole meal purchased for frontline workers, firefighte...
11/09/2020

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Serve Restaurant matched donations for every whole meal purchased for frontline workers, firefighters, police officers, hospital workers, or city officials during the COVID-19 shutdown. Today, as part of our CARDINAL COMEBACK series recognizing inspiring efforts by businesses to COME BACK after COVID-19, we salute Serve Restaurant!

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Bases of Virginia was able to quickly alter their production line in the wake of COVID-19 and begin...
11/08/2020

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Bases of Virginia was able to quickly alter their production line in the wake of COVID-19 and begin producing new safety equipment and PPE for the general public and local businesses. Today, as part of our CARDINAL COMEBACK series recognizing inspiring efforts by businesses to COME BACK after COVID-19, we salute Bases of Virginia!

CARDINAL COMEBACK // The Clarke County Farmers' Market Association was forced to delay their planned spring market seaso...
11/07/2020

CARDINAL COMEBACK // The Clarke County Farmers' Market Association was forced to delay their planned spring market season grand opening due to the COVID-19 shutdowns this year. During that time, the Association was able to plan for the safest possible grand opening in the summer, which was still able to happen with great success. Today, as part of our CARDINAL COMEBACK series recognizing inspiring efforts by businesses to COME BACK after COVID-19, we salute the Clark County Farmers' Market Association!

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Central Rappahannock Regional Library used their array of 3D printers to make personal protection e...
11/06/2020

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Central Rappahannock Regional Library used their array of 3D printers to make personal protection equipment such as ear guards and face shields for health care workers this year during the pandemic. Today, as part of our CARDINAL COMEBACK series recognizing inspiring efforts by businesses to COME BACK after COVID-19, we salute Central Rappahannock Regional Library!

CARDINAL COMEBACK // RPI Group Inc. used their expertise in cyber security to open blog series to instruct and aid their...
11/05/2020

CARDINAL COMEBACK // RPI Group Inc. used their expertise in cyber security to open blog series to instruct and aid their employees in adjusting to telework during the pandemic related shutdowns this year. Today, as part of our CARDINAL COMEBACK series recognizing inspiring efforts by businesses to COME BACK after COVID-19, we salute RPI Group Inc.!

CARDINAL COMEBACK // The IDX Corporation were able to remain in business over the COVID-19 shutdown by changing their pr...
11/04/2020

CARDINAL COMEBACK // The IDX Corporation were able to remain in business over the COVID-19 shutdown by changing their production model to health and safety products for the retail setting. Today, as part of our CARDINAL COMEBACK series recognizing inspiring efforts by businesses to COME BACK after COVID-19, we salute IDX Corporation!

CARDINAL COMEBACK // During the pandemic this year, A. Smith Bowman Distillery quickly altered their production plan to ...
11/03/2020

CARDINAL COMEBACK // During the pandemic this year, A. Smith Bowman Distillery quickly altered their production plan to focus on hand and surface sanitizer production for both health care workers and local families. Today, as part of our CARDINAL COMEBACK series recognizing inspiring efforts by businesses to COME BACK after COVID-19, we salute A. Smith Bowman Distillery!

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Over the COVID-19 shutdown, Colonial Williamsburg prepared thousands of hot meals for the local com...
11/02/2020

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Over the COVID-19 shutdown, Colonial Williamsburg prepared thousands of hot meals for the local community, opened portions of the Williamsburg Lodge and the Williamsburg Inn as emergency accommodations for health care workers and families, and regularly donated home grown vegetables to the Village Initiative and House of Mercy. Today, as part of our CARDINAL COMEBACK series recognizing inspiring efforts by businesses to COME BACK after COVID-19, we salute Colonial Williamsburg!

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Precision Fabrics further expanded production of their medical-grade personal protection equipment ...
11/01/2020

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Precision Fabrics further expanded production of their medical-grade personal protection equipment that was (and remains) crucial to medical professionals working on the front lines of the COVID crisis. Today, as part of our CARDINAL COMEBACK series recognizing inspiring efforts by businesses to COME BACK after COVID-19, we salute Precision Fabrics!

VEDALink Online Newsletter - October 2020
11/01/2020
VEDALink Online Newsletter - October 2020

VEDALink Online Newsletter - October 2020

Catch up on all the VEDA news! The Online Newsletter for the Virginia Economic Developers Association October 2020 President's Column Dear VEDA Members, As I walked back to the car to retrieve my mask

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Delta Dental donated over $3 million from their own nonprofit organization for 4,500 dentists in th...
10/31/2020

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Delta Dental donated over $3 million from their own nonprofit organization for 4,500 dentists in the region who had been hit hard by the pandemic shutdown. Today, as part of our CARDINAL COMEBACK series recognizing inspiring efforts by businesses to COME BACK after COVID-19, we salute Delta Dental!

CARDINAL COMEBACK // The Sessions Hotel’s grand opening was initially scheduled for March 2020, however, due to the COVI...
10/30/2020

CARDINAL COMEBACK // The Sessions Hotel’s grand opening was initially scheduled for March 2020, however, due to the COVID-19 shutdown, this opening was postponed. June brought a new, soft opening for the hotel and allowed them to open their doors to the public and increase tourist activity in the Bristol region. Today, as part of our CARDINAL COMEBACK series recognizing inspiring efforts by businesses to COME BACK after COVID-19, we salute The Sessions Hotel!

CARDINAL COMEBACK // This year, North End Solutions and Consulting Services was able to release the first certified hot-...
10/29/2020

CARDINAL COMEBACK // This year, North End Solutions and Consulting Services was able to release the first certified hot-air sterilizing system that allows for the reuse of N95 masks. Today, as part of our CARDINAL COMEBACK series recognizing inspiring efforts by businesses to COME BACK after COVID-19, we salute North End Solutions and Consulting Services!

Less the sinking part at the end, we like to think this is our Cardinal mascot's big Titanic flying moment (you know, li...
10/25/2020

Less the sinking part at the end, we like to think this is our Cardinal mascot's big Titanic flying moment (you know, like Rose and Jack from the movie).

Our Commonwealth is fortunate to have the world-class state parks that it does - driving tourism and outdoor recreation ...
10/23/2020

Our Commonwealth is fortunate to have the world-class state parks that it does - driving tourism and outdoor recreation (and building business and communities at the same time).

Virginia is for OUTDOOR lovers, which makes it also for outdoor business lovers!
10/21/2020

Virginia is for OUTDOOR lovers, which makes it also for outdoor business lovers!

VEDA & VCC Partner on Upcoming Webinar - October 22, 2020
10/20/2020
VEDA & VCC Partner on Upcoming Webinar - October 22, 2020

VEDA & VCC Partner on Upcoming Webinar - October 22, 2020

Rebuild & Reimagine: COVID-19's Impact on Plans for New Real Estate Development October 20, 2020 Rebuild & Reimagine: COVID-19's Impact on Plans for New Real Estate Development Thursday, October 22, 2

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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.

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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.

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  • Educating through professional development programs

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    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.