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VCEDA Reports on Highest Funding Year in 29-Year History VCEDA released its 2017 Annual Report on March 1, after experiencing the highest funding year in the Authority's 29-year history, approving and earmarking $23.6 million for 28 loans and grants with at least one...read more
Buchanan County First in U.S. to Conduct Pilot Cybersecurity Project VCEDA closed on an up to $509,895 grant to the Buchanan County Industrial Development Authority on Jan. 18 to implement a cybersecurity pilot program in Buchanan County designed to create jobs in the...read more
VCEDA Board Approves Grant to Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority to Market Region's Tourism Assets The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) closed Jan. 11 on up to a $150,000 grant to the Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority (HOA) to assist...read more
VCEDA Board Approves and Earmarks $23.6 Million for 28 Projects in 2017 VCEDA is reporting 2017 as the highest funding year in its 29-year history approving and earmarking $23.6 million for 28 projects, approving funding for projects in every county and city in the...read more
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...read more
VCEDA Agricultural Strategic Plan Released; Veritas Nurturing Center Approved for Seed Capital Grant; JM Conveyors Holds Ribbon Cutting
Study on Agricultural Economic Development Opportunities Presented at Regional Ag Summit Enhancing agricultural development and marketing, promoting agricultural financial education, helping producers diversify and differentiate, expanding meat processing, developing...read more
Agricultural Strategic Plan to be Released on Wednesday; Sponsors Unmanned Systems Symposium at Virginia Tech; Participates in Virginia Conference on World Trade
Agricultural Strategic Plan to be Released at Wednesday's Agriculture Summit at SWCC The current state of agriculture in the VCEDA region, areas of focus, suggested strategies and action items to help strenghten and grow agriculture as a target industry will be...read more
VCEDA Reaches Milestone of 300 Projects and $204 Million in Approved Funding in 29 Years The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) recently achieved a milestone, having approved more than 300 projects and almost $204 million in funding in the 29...read more
VCEDA Helps Welcome Trina Health to Buchanan County VCEDA closed a loan of up to $271,800 to Trina Health of Pounding Mill, LLC on Aug. 25 for a new health facility in Buchanan County. Trina Health recently opened an innovative diabetes treatment center in Tazewell...read more
VCEDA Helps Welcome Trina Health to Tazewell County VCEDA recently closed on an up to $400,000 loan to Trina Health of Pounding Mill, LLC which is now operating an innovative diabetes treatment center in Tazewell County that is projected to create 21 full-time and two...read more
VCEDA Helps Welcome New Manufacturer; Essential Roots & Herbs Receives Seed Capital Grant; Tazewell County Breaks Ground for Shell Building in The Bluestone
VCEDA Helps Russell County Welcome JENNCHEM VCEDA assisted in the location of a new manufacturing operation in Russell County that will bring 40 new jobs within three years and 50 new jobs within five years and a $5 million investment. JENNCHEM, LLC, an affiliate of...read more
Craft Brewery Adds to Wise County Town's Renaissance The Sugar Hill Brewing Co. on Broad Street in St. Paul, Va., is one of the area's newest craft breweries and is one of five small businesses in the region selected to receive a $15,000 VCEDA Seed Capital Matching...read more
The Well Coffee Shop Opens on Tazewell's Main Street The Well Coffee Shop in Tazewell, Va. is one of five small businesses in the region selected to receive a $15,000 VCEDA Seed Capital Matching Grant approved by the VCEDA board at its June 15 meeting. Businesses...read more
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
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.