e-Region News & Events

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VCEDA Awards Seed Capital Grants to 11 New Small Businesses; Closes on Tourism Grants; Markets to HUBZone, Unmanned Systems, Commercial Real Estate Professionals

Three New Drone Businesses Among VCEDA Seed Capital Grant Recipients Eleven new small businesses in Southwest Virginia’s e-Region, including three drone-related companies, were approved for seed capital grant match funding at the Oct. 18 VCEDA board meeting. The new...

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Region VII Students Best in State in Test Scores; Ultra Health Holds Ribbon Cutting; VCEDA Awards Seed Capital Grant, Closes Loan on Broadband Expansion, Markets to International Manufacturing Companies

Region VII Students Had Highest Average in State in SOL Pass Rates in Math, Science and Reading Students in Region VII schools in Virginia, which includes the VCEDA region counties, had the highest average Standards of Learning (SOL) test pass rates in the state in...

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VCEDA Approves $1 Million Loan for Wood Products Company Expansion; Awards $25,000 Grant for Trail Project; Helps Two Businesses with Seed Capital Matching Grants

Mountain Top Timber Products to Expand Operations at former Louisiana Pacific Facility in Scott County VCEDA joined Gov. Ralph Northam, Scott County, and other state and local officials July 6 in announcing a regional wood products company’s expansion project in the...

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VCEDA Attends Virginia Economic Developers Association’s Annual Spring Conference; Stone Mountain Adventures Holds Ribbon Cutting; VCEDA Markets to Furniture Industry

VCEDA Represented at VEDA Conference  VCEDA Marketing Ambassadors Mary Rae Carter and Charlotte Mullins represented VCEDA at the annual Spring Conference of the Virginia Economic Developers Association held April 12-13 in Richmond, VA. The keynote speaker for the...

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VCEDA Approves Up to $500,000 Grant to SWCC for Workforce Development Initiative; Sweet Thang Pastries & Restaurant in Clintwood and Roberts Mill Suites LLC in Gate City Receive Seed Capital Matching Grants

VCEDA Approves up to $500,000 Grant to SWCC Educational Foundation for Workforce Development The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) closed on Nov. 15 an up to $500,000 grant to the Southwest Virginia Community College Educational Foundation to...

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Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority 

P.O. Box 1060
527 East Main Street
Lebanon, Virginia 24266
Phone: 1-800-735-9999
Email: mail@e-region.org


Brad Deel Drone Photography & Videography, LLC Receives VCEDA Seed Capital Matching Grant

Bargain Mart Receives VCEDA Seed Capital Matching Grant

Tazewell Co. Mercantile Receives VCEDA Seed Capital Matching Grant

Praise Aeronautics LLC Receives VCEDA Seed Capital Matching Grant

VCEDA Seed Capital Matching Grant Awarded to Bliss on Main

The Bloom Farm, LLC Receives VCEDA Seed Capital Matching Grant

VCEDA Closes Loan to AMR Pemco for Expansion in Bluefield

Next meeting of the VCEDA Board is scheduled for 3 p.m. December 13, 2018  at the VCEDA Office, 527 East Main Street, Lebanon, VA  

Committee meetings:

Executive/Nominating - 10:30 a.m.; Board Workshop - 11:30 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.