Southwest Virginia’s e-Region Publications

Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) printed publications, rack cards and brochures are available to reference and download.


In December 2018, VCEDA released the results of a study by Chmura Economics & Analytics showing the total annual economic impact of VCEDA is estimated to be $6.9 billion in 2018 supporting 37,311 jobs in Southwest Virginia. The study also illustrates efforts by VCEDA “have greatly accelerated diversification in the region,” and that without the jobs attracted to the region by VCEDA, the region’s unemployment rate would be more than three times higher. View and Download the Chmura study.


VCEDA commissioned the Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development to identify economic development opportunities in agriculture in the VCEDA region and to develop a strategic plan to carry out key strategies for this target industry. Results of the study were released in October 2017.

To view and download the VCEDA Agricultural Strategic Plan.

The Virginia’s e-Region regional ‘e’ brochure gives an overview of Virginia’s e-Region and how it focuses on the strategic components of modern business – electronic information technology, energy, education and emerging technologies. To download:


If you would like copies of these publications sent to you, please contact us by phone, 800.735.9999, email, or by mail, Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority, P.O. Box 1060, Lebanon, VA 24266.





Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority 

P.O. Box 1060
527 East Main Street
Lebanon, Virginia 24266
Phone: 1-800-735-9999


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.