News ReleasesHere you will find news releases in and around Virginia's e-Region.
DUFFIELD, VA – August 7, 2018 – Assisting others to have the transportation they need to get to doctor’s appointments, to and from the hospital, to dialysis appointments, or even a trip to the pharmacy are all part of the services offered by 3 Guys Transport in Scott...read more
HAYSI, VA – August 3, 2018 – Stepping into Haysi Supply Company on Main Street in downtown Haysi is a lot like stepping into the general store of times past. With merchandise ranging from hardware and camping supplies to feed and fishing gear, the well-stocked shelves...read more
Three VCEDA Region Companies Increase Sales and Employment, Graduate from Go Global with Coal and Energy Technology Program
LEBANON, VA – July 30, 2018 – Three coalfield region companies have increased sales and employment during the two years they participated in a pilot program sponsored by the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) designed to assist coal and energy...read more
WEBER CITY, VA – July 25, 2018 – For years, Paul Fields drove back and forth on Yuma Road in Weber City, glancing over at a desolate piece of property as he passed it, thinking there must be something for which the property could be used. He thought about it awhile...read more
CLINTWOOD, VA – July 18, 2018 – An up to $1,004,890 loan to the Dickenson County Industrial Development Authority to be used to replace the water line servicing the Red Onion Industrial Park and the Red Onion State Prison in Dickenson County was closed Wednesday by...read more
Wise, VA – July 13, 2018 – After working in the grocery business for 15 years, Kelley Adkins knew that when it came to making cakes, candies and pies, she knew what to do and how to do it on her own. The only thing she was lacking was a place to do it on her own –...read more
Wise, VA – July 10, 2018 – A $25,000 grant to the Wise County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) for improvements to the Powell River Trail and its trailhead at Appalachia was closed last week by the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA). The...read more
DUNGANNON, VA – July 6, 2018 – The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) joined Gov. Ralph Northam, Scott County, and other state and local officials today in announcing a regional wood products company’s expansion project in the former Louisiana...read more
Cedar Bluff, VA (July 5, 2018) – Twelve years ago Sommer Miner found herself in a predicament. She was living in a homeless shelter, had a young child to care for and was not sure what her next step should be. Through hard work, prayer, study, determination and the...read more
Wise, VA (July 2, 2018) – For lifelong friends Jordan Smith and Tyler Castle, there was always tennis and cross country tossed in with a little basketball and baseball as the two grew up together, attending Lebanon High School. They also lifted weights and along the...read more
Wise, VA (June 26, 2018) – What’s in a word? Even more important, however is what’s behind or within a word, according to Holly Kiser, owner of IMPERFKT, a new fashion clothing brand and screen printing design business located in Wise, Va. Kiser is the majority owner...read more
Lebanon, VA (June 25, 2018) – Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority officials recently returned from the SelectUSA Investment Summit in National Harbor, Md., having met with business representatives from Australia, the U. K., Canada, China, Japan, South...read more
Gate City, VA (June 18, 2018) – When Maggie Demory, of Gate City, got into the cake business, at first, it was more out of necessity than it was a plan to bake cakes for a living, but that changed when she saw that not only could she make and decorate cakes, but that...read more
Wise, VA (June 11, 2018) – For Starla Kiser, opening her own medical practice has been a long-held dream, ever since the Dickenson County native was in medical school at Harvard. That dream came true in December 2017 as she opened Healios Health Center in Wise, Va.,...read more
Tazewell, VA (June 5, 2018) – An up to $60,000 grant from the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) to assist the Historic Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer Park in Tazewell County was closed Thursday May 31 at the museum. The grant, approved at a...read more
CLINTWOOD, VA – May 18, 2018 – The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) participated in today’s announcement by Gov. Ralph Northam about a new employer bringing 40 new IT jobs to the region. At its February 15 meeting, the VCEDA Board approved an...read more
Grundy, VA (May 16, 2018) – Ground was officially broken today on the new Southern Gap Transportation and Logistics Center in Buchanan County, Virginia, as state, regional, local and community college officials gathered on site to announce the project which will...read more
GRUNDY, VA - April 2, 2018 – An up to $600,000 loan which will result in the creation of 12-15 new jobs in Buchanan County was closed last Thursday by the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority for Apex Leasing Corporation. Apex is an affiliate of West...read more
Next scheduled meeting of the VCEDA Board is at 3 p.m. August 16, 2018 at the VCEDA Office, 527 East Main Street, Lebanon, VA
Executive - 10 a.m.; Board Workshop - 11 a.m.; Business Development - 1 p.m.; Finance - 1:30 p.m.; Project Review - 2 p.m.
Virginia's e-Region is marketed by the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority - VCEDA - a regional economic development organization created by Virginia's General Assembly in 1988 to enhance and diversify the economic base of the seven-county, one-city, coal-producing region in southwestern Virginia. Since its creation, VCEDA has helped create more than 20,000 jobs.