News ReleasesHere you will find news releases in and around Virginia's e-Region.
TAZEWELL, VA – December 3, 2018 -- A recent Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) seed capital matching grant awarded to Tazewell Co. Mercantile LLC in Richlands has made a difference, according to Bond Strong, its owner, who says, “it’s meant...read more
HONAKER, VA – November 28, 2018 – Describing himself as a man of faith, Tim Whited, 36, of Honaker says his new company, Praise Aeronautics LLC, is a prayer answered and a dream. Formed in March by the Russell County native, his company offers drone operations such as...read more
TAZEWELL, VA – November 20, 2018 -- What first started as a customer-client relationship for Amanda Hoops and Amanda Wright, both of Tazewell, turned into a 50-50 business partnership when the two decided to open Bliss on Main, a boutique clothing store in downtown...read more
CLINTWOOD, Va. – November 19, 2018 – Come spring a commercial greenhouse offering flowers and ornamental and landscape plants for sale is scheduled to open in this Dickenson County community, a new business that is a recent recipient of a $10,000 Virginia Coalfield...read more
BLUEFIELD, VA – November 15, 2018 -- A $1.4 million loan to AMR Pemco in Tazewell County to be used toward a planned expansion at the Bluefield, Va., facility was closed Thursday by the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA). Proceeds from the loan...read more
CEDAR BLUFF, VA – November 9, 2018 -- Crop dusting has taken a step into the 21st Century with the application of drone technology which Don and Cheryl Nelson are bringing to Southwest Virginia through their new business, Remote Agri Drone LLC. The Nelsons’ new...read more
WHITEWOOD, VA – November 2, 2018 -- Two new cabins are planned to be constructed in the White Mountain area of Buchanan County as a result of Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) action to award a $10,000 seed capital matching grant to White...read more
LEBANON, VA – October 26, 2018 -- An up to $50,000 Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) grant was closed Tuesday to the Heart of Appalachia (HOA) Tourism Authority to be used to help market the seven-county, one city coalfield region for tourism...read more
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
Next meeting of the VCEDA Board is scheduled for 3 p.m. June 27, 2019 at the VCEDA Office, 527 East Main Street, Lebanon, Va.
Committee Meetings: Executive - Noon; Business Development - 1 p.m.; Finance - 1:30 p.m.; Project Review - 2 p.m.; Full Board - 3 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.