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.

It may have been raining and wet, but the weather could not keep our team of economic developers from the Capitol today ...
01/14/2020

It may have been raining and wet, but the weather could not keep our team of economic developers from the Capitol today - our annual VEDA Day at the General Assembly! It's an honor to tell the stories of business development throughout the Commonwealth, and share with legislators how they are creating real impact on the growth of our communities. Thank you to all the legislators who spent time today to welcome us into their offices and to hear from VEDA!

Kicking off VEDA Day at the Richmond Capitol with an overview of economic development initiatives from Angela Navarro, D...
01/14/2020

Kicking off VEDA Day at the Richmond Capitol with an overview of economic development initiatives from Angela Navarro, Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade!

Thank you all for coming out this evening for the 2020 VEDA Legislative Reception where we honored Sen. T. Monty Mason a...
01/14/2020

Thank you all for coming out this evening for the 2020 VEDA Legislative Reception where we honored Sen. T. Monty Mason and Del. Terry L. Austin as our 2019 Legislators of the Year. You are ALL ambassadors for economic and community development across the Commonwealth and we appreciate the work you do each day to help make Virginia a GREAT place to do business!

The Virginia Economic Developers Association named Sen. T. Monty Mason and Del. Terry L. Austin its 2019 Legislators of ...
01/14/2020

The Virginia Economic Developers Association named Sen. T. Monty Mason and Del. Terry L. Austin its 2019 Legislators of the Year, honoring them as ambassadors for economic and community development across the Commonwealth.

HAS YOUR STORY HIT ITS MARK? How do you apply metrics to storytelling to get better results? Proudly welcoming Andy Perr...
12/04/2019

HAS YOUR STORY HIT ITS MARK?
How do you apply metrics to storytelling to get better results? Proudly welcoming Andy Perrine, Associate Vice President, Communications and Marketing, from James Madison University. #GoVEDA #Keynote

Proudly introducing the VEDA 2020 Officers!(from left to right)TREASURER: Steve Harrison, Hampton Roads Economic Develop...
12/04/2019

Proudly introducing the VEDA 2020 Officers!

(from left to right)

TREASURER: Steve Harrison, Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance

VICE PRESIDENT: Amanda Glover, Sapience, LLC

PRESIDENT: Jim Noel, York County, Virginia Economic Development

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: Stephanie Landrum, Alexandria Economic Development Partnership

SECRETARY: David Manley, Joint IDA of Wythe County VA

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. Thank you to all the VEDA volunteers who have giv...
12/04/2019

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. Thank you to all the VEDA volunteers who have given so much of their time - and heart - this year to helping empower and improve the work of economic developers across the Commonwealth. #GoVEDA

All are present and accounted for at our 2019 VEDA Annual Meeting! #HappeningNow #GoVEDA
12/04/2019

All are present and accounted for at our 2019 VEDA Annual Meeting! #HappeningNow #GoVEDA

Real world storytelling and how Economic Development Organizations are hitting their mark. Thanks to professionals from ...
12/04/2019

Real world storytelling and how Economic Development Organizations are hitting their mark. Thanks to professionals from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Augusta and Fairfax Counties and the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, we discussed just that in the second panel discussion of the day at the VEDA 2019 Annual Meeting & Winter Membership Event. #GoVEDA

What's important in measuring success with the PR and marketing of communities by economic developers? We dove right int...
12/04/2019

What's important in measuring success with the PR and marketing of communities by economic developers? We dove right into that topic this morning, kicking off the VEDA 2019 Annual Meeting and Winter Membership Luncheon with this panel discussion.

Moderator: Rick Whittington, President, Whittington Consulting

Speakers: Ginny Clemenko, Senior Associate Vice President and Managing Director of Integrated Communications, Mary Baldwin University AND Kathy Moore, Principal, MOORE PR

Do you see what I see? #GoVEDA
12/04/2019

Do you see what I see?
#GoVEDA

Together - when we collaborate, share and learn from each other - we can do so much more to grow Virginia as the best pl...
12/04/2019

Together - when we collaborate, share and learn from each other - we can do so much more to grow Virginia as the best place to do business! Thank you all for attending the reception this evening to kick-off the VEDA Annual Meeting and Winter Membership Event.
📍: Wayne Theatre

Reflecting on a successful 2019 and gearing up for a productive 2020! VEDA Annual Meeting & Winter Membership Event happ...
12/03/2019

Reflecting on a successful 2019 and gearing up for a productive 2020! VEDA Annual Meeting & Winter Membership Event happening today and tomorrow! Stay tuned here for updates throughout the day, and to @VirginiaEDA on Twitter for live coverage! #GoVEDA #VirginiaEDA

"The 7 habits of the highly effective Stephen Moret" of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership is well worth the ...
12/03/2019
By the book | Virginia Business

"The 7 habits of the highly effective Stephen Moret" of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership is well worth the time to read here from Virginia Business!

On a sunny, crisp fall morning in late October, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam stood at a lectern in the atrium of Danville’s Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, announcing to the assembled reporters and dignitaries that van manufacturer Morgan Olson LLC would be taking over a local factory...

VEDALink - Online Update-November 2019
12/01/2019
VEDALink - Online Update-November 2019

VEDALink - Online Update-November 2019

-Applicant must either be a VEDA member or in the case of VIED scholarships, be recommended by a VEDA member.  (VIED scholarships are the only ones open to non-members)

VEDA's prestigious Cardinal Awards were presented at VEDA's 2019 Fall Conference in Richmond...and we were able to captu...
10/27/2019

VEDA's prestigious Cardinal Awards were presented at VEDA's 2019 Fall Conference in Richmond...and we were able to capture the look of pride, surprise and admiration on the faces of our awardees and their colleagues. Congratulations to Debbie Melvin, Assistant Vice President for Workforce Solutions at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, and Florence G. Kingston, Director of the Department of Development for the City of Newport News. The Cardinal Award is the most prestigious award 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.

VEDA's prestigious Cardinal Awards were presented at VEDA's 2019 Fall Conference in Richmond...and we were able to capture the look of pride, surprise and admiration on the faces of our awardees and their colleagues. Congratulations to Debbie Melvin, Assistant Vice President for Workforce Solutions at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, and Florence G. Kingston, Director of the Department of Development for the City of Newport News. The Cardinal Award is the most prestigious award 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.

It's been said that your network is your net worth. It's a pleasure to host a fall conference each year for VEDA members...
10/27/2019

It's been said that your network is your net worth. It's a pleasure to host a fall conference each year for VEDA members, friends and advocates of economic development in Virginia. We come together for a few days of connecting and collaborating...and building our network of knowledge. Thank you all for attending the 2019 VEDA Fall Conference this year!

It's been said that your network is your net worth. It's a pleasure to host a fall conference each year for VEDA members, friends and advocates of economic development in Virginia. We come together for a few days of connecting and collaborating...and building our network of knowledge. Thank you all for attending the 2019 VEDA Fall Conference this year!

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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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(757) 412-2664

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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:


  • 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


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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
    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.