News ReleasesHere you will find news releases in and around Virginia's e-Region.
LEBANON, VA – October 19, 2018 -- Eleven new small businesses in Southwest Virginia’s e-Region were awarded seed capital grant match funding at Thursday’s meeting of the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) board of directors. The 11 businesses...read more
BIG STONE GAP, VA – October 10, 2018 -- An up to $90,000.00 grant from the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) Tourism Capital Improvement Matching Fund was closed Wednesday to be used to help finance the renovation, rehabilitation and...read more
ST. PAUL, Va. – September 27, 2018 – The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) closed a $40,000 grant earlier this week to help finance the restoration of the awning-style marquee on the front of the historic Lyric Theater on Broad Street in St....read more
LEBANON, Va. – September 25, 2018 -- A grant for up to $92,000 from the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) to the Breaks Interstate Park was closed earlier this week. The funds come from the VCEDA Civil Penalties Fund and will be used to finance...read more
To view Region VII data: SOL Region VII Data (1) To view Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education Superintendent's Regions: VA Regions LEBANON, VA – September 5, 2018 -- Students in Region VII schools in Virginia had the highest average Standards of Learning...read more
NORTH TAZEWELL, VA – August 29, 2018 -- With a nationwide shortage of mechanics in the news these days, the Tazewell County area will soon have another option for car and truck repairs available as Barry Reese and his son, Lee, open Adria Auto & Truck Repair in...read more
GRUNDY, VA – August 24, 2018 -- An up to $112,000 Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) loan to the Buchanan County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) to expand high speed broadband service to the Conaway section of Buchanan County was...read more
HAYSI, VA – August 20, 2018 -- When it comes to flavor, there are no holds barred by Deirdre Deel, of Haysi, owner of No Holds Barred Sauces LLC. From her home kitchen in Dickenson County, Deel makes, bottles and distributes specialty sauces and jams from a Spicy...read more
NORTH TAZEWELL, VA – August 16, 2018 -- Tazewell County native Omar Reed and his wife, Jelicia, were living in Texas when the couple made the decision to open their own business. They considered their options there, but the Southwest Virginia mountains kept pulling...read more
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
Next scheduled meeting of the VCEDA Board is at 3 p.m. December 13, 2018 at the VCEDA Office, 527 East Main Street, Lebanon, VA
Executive - Noon; 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.