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 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.

04/25/2021
2021 CEDA Awards!

The Virginia Economic Developers Association was pleased to announce in March 2021 it had selected its 2021 Community Economic Development Awards (CEDA) recipients, recognizing James City County and the City of Williamsburg for their efforts in advancing economic vitality during the COVID-19 pandemic. VEDA recognized Surry County with an honorable mention award for the expansion of broadband internet for residents and businesses in the community.

The purpose of the Virginia Economic Developers Association standards is to enhance the profession of economic developme...
02/02/2021

The purpose of the Virginia Economic Developers Association standards is to enhance the profession of economic development in Virginia. We hold a commitment to the association and a commitment to professionalism. You can learn more about our standards and how to become a member here: goveda.org

The purpose of the Virginia Economic Developers Association standards is to enhance the profession of economic development in Virginia. We hold a commitment to the association and a commitment to professionalism. You can learn more about our standards and how to become a member here: goveda.org

With more than 525 members, the Virginia Economic Developers Association represents all corners of the Commonwealth and ...
02/01/2021

With more than 525 members, the Virginia Economic Developers Association represents all corners of the Commonwealth and provides a platform for members to meet, organize, and implement programs that assist in creating new jobs, encourage investment opportunities and maintain a pro-business climate in Virginia. To learn more about the Virginia Economic Developers Association, go to goveda.org

With more than 525 members, the Virginia Economic Developers Association represents all corners of the Commonwealth and provides a platform for members to meet, organize, and implement programs that assist in creating new jobs, encourage investment opportunities and maintain a pro-business climate in Virginia. To learn more about the Virginia Economic Developers Association, go to goveda.org

Economic Development is something every community wants, but few people understand. At its core, it’s about activities t...
01/31/2021

Economic Development is something every community wants, but few people understand. At its core, it’s about activities that foster a better quality of life for citizen of a community. It can look like economic security through new jobs, recreation and education opportunities, and even enhancing skills for workers. Learn more about economic development and how VEDA can help you in your professional development here: goveda.org

Economic Development is something every community wants, but few people understand. At its core, it’s about activities that foster a better quality of life for citizen of a community. It can look like economic security through new jobs, recreation and education opportunities, and even enhancing skills for workers. Learn more about economic development and how VEDA can help you in your professional development here: goveda.org

The Cardinal Award is the most prestigious awards granted by the Virginia Economic Developers Association. It is present...
01/30/2021

The Cardinal Award is the most prestigious awards granted by the Virginia Economic Developers Association. It is presented to a member that shows strong leadership in the field of economic development, outstanding professional accomplishments and exceptions service to the organization. Learn more about this award and nominations at: goveda.org

The Cardinal Award is the most prestigious awards granted by the Virginia Economic Developers Association. It is presented to a member that shows strong leadership in the field of economic development, outstanding professional accomplishments and exceptions service to the organization. Learn more about this award and nominations at: goveda.org

The Virginia Economic Developers Association is active in educating through professional development programs, sharing b...
01/29/2021

The Virginia Economic Developers Association is active in educating through professional development programs, sharing best practices and strategies, and promoting the strong value of economic development. To learn more about our various activities head to goveda.org

The Virginia Economic Developers Association is active in educating through professional development programs, sharing best practices and strategies, and promoting the strong value of economic development. To learn more about our various activities head to goveda.org

One of the main objectives of the Virginia Economic Developers Association is to encourage the pursuit of professional e...
01/28/2021

One of the main objectives of the Virginia Economic Developers Association is to encourage the pursuit of professional education through various programs offered by organizations in and surrounding the Commonwealth of Virginia. Learn more about our objectives at: goveda.org

One of the main objectives of the Virginia Economic Developers Association is to encourage the pursuit of professional education through various programs offered by organizations in and surrounding the Commonwealth of Virginia. Learn more about our objectives at: goveda.org

Members of the Virginia Economic Developers Association include everything from local, regional, and state economic prof...
01/27/2021

Members of the Virginia Economic Developers Association include everything from local, regional, and state economic professionals to officials and professionals in fields of engineering, development, finance and various others who all help to support the economic health of the Commonwealth. Learn more about our members here: goveda.org

Members of the Virginia Economic Developers Association include everything from local, regional, and state economic professionals to officials and professionals in fields of engineering, development, finance and various others who all help to support the economic health of the Commonwealth. Learn more about our members here: goveda.org

The Virginia Economic Developers Association strives to support sound economic development policies to help foster the g...
01/26/2021

The Virginia Economic Developers Association strives to support sound economic development policies to help foster the growth of employment business sectors. We want to help expand on job opportunities and improve quality of life for all Virginians. Learn more about why we do what we do here: goveda.org.

The Virginia Economic Developers Association strives to support sound economic development policies to help foster the growth of employment business sectors. We want to help expand on job opportunities and improve quality of life for all Virginians. Learn more about why we do what we do here: goveda.org.

The Virginia Economic Developers Association is the voice in Virginia for shaping economic development public policy and...
01/25/2021

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. We're a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization and would love for you to join us. Learn more here: goveda.org.

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. We're a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization and would love for you to join us. Learn more here: goveda.org.

1982 … That's when the Virginia Economic Developers Association started its work to increase the effectiveness of those ...
01/24/2021

1982 … That's when the Virginia Economic Developers Association started its work to increase the effectiveness of those who practice economic, industrial, and community development in Virginia. And we're still going strong. Want to join us? We'd love to have you. Learn about membership opportunities here: goveda.org

1982 … That's when the Virginia Economic Developers Association started its work to increase the effectiveness of those who practice economic, industrial, and community development in Virginia. And we're still going strong. Want to join us? We'd love to have you. Learn about membership opportunities here: goveda.org

You have two ears and one mouth to LISTEN twice as much as you SPEAK.
01/23/2021

You have two ears and one mouth to LISTEN twice as much as you SPEAK.

You have two ears and one mouth to LISTEN twice as much as you SPEAK.

A goal without a plan is just a wish.
01/23/2021

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

Dream it. Then DO IT.
01/22/2021

Dream it. Then DO IT.

Dream it. Then DO IT.

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist see opportunity in every difficulty.
01/21/2021

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist see opportunity in every difficulty.

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist see opportunity in every difficulty.

“Never forget your existing businesses. Embrace change. Teach to learn from mistakes. Give credit.”Will Davis, VEDA Card...
01/19/2021

“Never forget your existing businesses. Embrace change. Teach to learn from mistakes. Give credit.”
Will Davis, VEDA Cardinal

“Never forget your existing businesses. Embrace change. Teach to learn from mistakes. Give credit.”
Will Davis, VEDA Cardinal

“Over communicate. Consistent and effective communication with your staff, community leaders and citizens, business and ...
01/18/2021

“Over communicate. Consistent and effective communication with your staff, community leaders and citizens, business and industry partners, and other stakeholders is critical to our short and long-term recovery.”
Elizabeth J. Moran, VEDA Cardinal

“Over communicate. Consistent and effective communication with your staff, community leaders and citizens, business and industry partners, and other stakeholders is critical to our short and long-term recovery.”
Elizabeth J. Moran, VEDA Cardinal

“Accept the new normal as reality and recognize the folly of pursuing outdated dreams.”Robin Sullenberger, VEDA Cardinal
01/17/2021

“Accept the new normal as reality and recognize the folly of pursuing outdated dreams.”
Robin Sullenberger, VEDA Cardinal

“Accept the new normal as reality and recognize the folly of pursuing outdated dreams.”
Robin Sullenberger, VEDA Cardinal

“Focus on the basics and simplify. Golden Rule- Step by step, day by day, we can make our communities and our world more...
01/16/2021

“Focus on the basics and simplify. Golden Rule- Step by step, day by day, we can make our communities and our world more vibrant and richer.”
Rob McClintock, VEDA Cardinal

“Focus on the basics and simplify. Golden Rule- Step by step, day by day, we can make our communities and our world more vibrant and richer.”
Rob McClintock, VEDA Cardinal

“As we experience fundamental upheaval in our society, it is essential that the economic development community grasp thi...
01/15/2021

“As we experience fundamental upheaval in our society, it is essential that the economic development community grasp this basic change. We must practice our craft with a renewed and heightened sense of tolerance, inclusivity, equality and respect.”
Hugh Keogh, VEDA Cardinal

“As we experience fundamental upheaval in our society, it is essential that the economic development community grasp this basic change. We must practice our craft with a renewed and heightened sense of tolerance, inclusivity, equality and respect.”
Hugh Keogh, VEDA Cardinal

“Review where you stand on the basics and try to identify targets of opportunity.”Mark Kilduff, VEDA Cardinal
01/14/2021

“Review where you stand on the basics and try to identify targets of opportunity.”
Mark Kilduff, VEDA Cardinal

“Review where you stand on the basics and try to identify targets of opportunity.”
Mark Kilduff, VEDA Cardinal

“Economic development is more important now than ever. Be relevant! Be the change you want to see.”Jay Langston, VEDA Ca...
01/13/2021

“Economic development is more important now than ever. Be relevant! Be the change you want to see.”
Jay Langston, VEDA Cardinal

“Economic development is more important now than ever. Be relevant! Be the change you want to see.”
Jay Langston, VEDA Cardinal

“Take a deep dive into what must surely be the new normal of economic development, given the diminution of a bricks and ...
01/12/2021

“Take a deep dive into what must surely be the new normal of economic development, given the diminution of a bricks and mortar workplace and the incredible increase in a work from home society.”
Keith Taylor, VEDA Cardinal

“Take a deep dive into what must surely be the new normal of economic development, given the diminution of a bricks and mortar workplace and the incredible increase in a work from home society.”
Keith Taylor, VEDA Cardinal

“Be creative in how you assess and address the challenges of this time.”Beth Doughty, VEDA Cardinal
01/11/2021

“Be creative in how you assess and address the challenges of this time.”
Beth Doughty, VEDA Cardinal

“Be creative in how you assess and address the challenges of this time.”
Beth Doughty, VEDA Cardinal

“Virginia’s economic development professionals are some of the most creative, inventive, industrious, results-oriented, ...
01/10/2021

“Virginia’s economic development professionals are some of the most creative, inventive, industrious, results-oriented, unruffled people in the world. The changes and opportunities presented will become permanent factors in how we work effectively in the future. A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.”
Ann Blair Miller, VEDA Cardinal

“Virginia’s economic development professionals are some of the most creative, inventive, industrious, results-oriented, unruffled people in the world. The changes and opportunities presented will become permanent factors in how we work effectively in the future. A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.”
Ann Blair Miller, VEDA Cardinal

“Learn how to multi-task and be ready to pivot at a moment’s notice. Plan your future economic development plans accordi...
01/09/2021

“Learn how to multi-task and be ready to pivot at a moment’s notice. Plan your future economic development plans accordingly!”
Gregory H. Wingfield, VEDA Cardinal

“Learn how to multi-task and be ready to pivot at a moment’s notice. Plan your future economic development plans accordingly!”
Gregory H. Wingfield, VEDA Cardinal

“Step in, listen, convene, listen, create, listen, adjust, listen, move forward.”Liz Povar, VEDA Cardinal
01/09/2021

“Step in, listen, convene, listen, create, listen, adjust, listen, move forward.”
Liz Povar, VEDA Cardinal

“Step in, listen, convene, listen, create, listen, adjust, listen, move forward.”
Liz Povar, VEDA Cardinal

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Virginia's Growth Alliance's online marketplace, ShopLocalVGA.com, has been the platform for an inv...
01/02/2021

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Virginia's Growth Alliance's online marketplace, ShopLocalVGA.com, has been the platform for an inventive way to use CARES funding to assist struggling small businesses and consumers at the same time. From May to December 2020, Gift Card Match Program sales put $1,804,000 into the hands of small business owners and shoppers in two rural Virginia counties. Today, as part of our CARDINAL COMEBACK series recognizing inspiring efforts by businesses to COME BACK after COVID-19, we salute Virginia’s Growth Alliance!

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Virginia's Growth Alliance's online marketplace, ShopLocalVGA.com, has been the platform for an inventive way to use CARES funding to assist struggling small businesses and consumers at the same time. From May to December 2020, Gift Card Match Program sales put $1,804,000 into the hands of small business owners and shoppers in two rural Virginia counties. Today, as part of our CARDINAL COMEBACK series recognizing inspiring efforts by businesses to COME BACK after COVID-19, we salute Virginia’s Growth Alliance!

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Village Building Company and Interior 2000 aided in the COVID-19 crisis by using their skills in co...
01/01/2021

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Village Building Company and Interior 2000 aided in the COVID-19 crisis by using their skills in construction to produce intubation boxes for essential health care workers all around Virginia. Today, as part of our CARDINAL COMEBACK series recognizing inspiring efforts by businesses to COME BACK after COVID-19, we salute Village Building Company and Interior 2000!

2021!
01/01/2021

2021!

VEDALink Online Newsletter - December 2020
12/31/2020
VEDALink Online Newsletter - December 2020

VEDALink Online Newsletter - December 2020

Catch up on all the VEDA news! The Online Newsletter for the Virginia Economic Developers Association December 2020 President's Column Dear VEDA Members, In the immortal words of Jerry Garcia “What a

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Three Crosses Distilling Company helped out during the onset of the COVID-19 shutdown by using thei...
12/31/2020

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Three Crosses Distilling Company helped out during the onset of the COVID-19 shutdown by using their distillery to make much needed hand sanitizer for local law enforcement and first responders - entirely for free. Today, as part of our CARDINAL COMEBACK series recognizing inspiring efforts by businesses to COME BACK after COVID-19, we salute Three Crosses Distilling Company!

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Bear Creek Outdoor Living quickly adapted to the COVID-19 crisis by hiring over a dozen new hands, ...
12/30/2020

CARDINAL COMEBACK // Bear Creek Outdoor Living quickly adapted to the COVID-19 crisis by hiring over a dozen new hands, adding numerous new choices in their outdoor furniture and working on a new online store. Today, as part of our CARDINAL COMEBACK series recognizing inspiring efforts by businesses to COME BACK after COVID-19, we salute Bear Creek Outdoor Living!

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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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