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 Southwest Virginia’s e-Region ‘e’ brochure gives an overview of Southwest 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.
Next meeting of the VCEDA Board is scheduled for 3 p.m. August 15, 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.
Southwest 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.