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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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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...

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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...

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Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure Opens

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...

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VCEDA Honors Dr. Barbara Fuller

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...

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VCEDA Assists New Data Center

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,...

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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


VCEDA Awards Seed Funding to 18 New Small Businesses

VCEDA Awards $3.37 Million Loan to Russell County IDA for New Manufacturer Locating in Lebanon

VCEDA Closes Loan for Sugar Hill Cidery, LLC in Norton

VCEDA Awards Grant Funds to SWCC Foundation for Events Center Feasibility Study

VCEDA Closes Loan on Scott County Business Site

VCEDA Closes Loan to Lawrence Brothers, Inc.

VCEDA Closes Loan to Carbon Research and Development Co. Project at Graphene Research Center

VCEDA Approves $15 Million for Projects in 2018, Most Active Year in its History

A meeting of the VCEDA Projects Review Committee is scheduled for 10 a.m. April 5, 2019 at the VCEDA Office, 527 East Main Street, Lebanon, Va.

Next meeting of the VCEDA Board is scheduled for 3 p.m. April 18, 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.