e-Region News & EventsFind the latest information about happenings in Virginia's e-Region!
Five Small Businesses Receive Seed Capital Grants Five small businesses in the region are the first recipients of grants from the VCEDA Seed Capital Matching Fund approved by the VCEDA Board at its June 15 meeting. Businesses under three years old with less than 10...read more
VCEDA Markets to International Drone Industry VCEDA joined the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) and the Mid Atlantic Aviation Partnership, based at Virginia Tech, in Dallas May 8-11 at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017, the largest international conference of...read more
Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure Opens More outdoor recreation and tourism attractions opened up in the VCEDA region on May 19 when Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure cut the ribbon and opened the cabins and campground portion of their project in Buchanan County. VCEDA...read more
VCEDA Supports Restoration of Tazewell County Theater VCEDA Executive Director Jonathan Belcher delivered remarks on May 19 at a press conference at the site of the new Raven Theater and Coal Museum in Tazewell County regarding VCEDA's involvement in the project....read more
At its April 20 meeting, the VCEDA Board approved a request from the Breaks Interstate Park Commission for up to a $160,000 grant to assist with the construction and installation of a zip line attraction at the Breaks Interstate Park. The park will conduct a...read more
Also at its April 20 meeting, the VCEDA Board honored Dr. Barbara Fuller, Vice President of Academic & Student Services at Southwest Virginia Community College, for her service and efforts in education and economic development. In photo, Executive Director...read more
VCEDA joined the Wise County IDA and Mark Gerard, president of DP Facilities, Inc., on April 19 at the Inn at Wise to announce the construction of a Mission Critical Tier III data center in the Lonesome Pine Business & Technology Park in Wise. DP Facilities South,...read more
VCEDA joined several other coalfield region exhibitors at the Southwest Virginia Outdoor Expo in Raford, Va. on April 22. VCEDA manned a booth and joined the Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority, Breaks Interstate Park, Dickenson County, the City of Norton, Southern...read more
VCEDA Presents 2nd Installment in $6 Million Loan VCEDA presented the second installment in a $6 million loan benefitting the Appalachian School of Law on April 4 at the law school in Grundy. The second installment of $1 million brings the total presented to $5...read more
The next scheduled meeting of the VCEDA Board is at 1 p.m. August 17, 2017 at the VCEDA Office, 527 East Main Street, Lebanon, VA
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.