VEDA Summer Membership Meeting
Economic Development 2.0: Back to Basics
Mining Prospects & Community Marketing
Summer Membership Meeting Sponsors
City of Staunton
Good economic development is a community-wide initiative that leads to sustainable, economic health. Economic development involves understanding and nurturing the economic drivers of a locality and ensuring that the community maintains a healthy economic base that can support employment and public revenue needs. In Staunton, our economic development team helps bridge public and private sector development in an effort to create jobs, increase revenue, and enhance the community’s quality of life for the long term. Bill Hamilton is the Director of Economic Development and Amanda Glover is the Assistant Director of Economic Development. Bill and Amanda are both members of the International Economic Development Council, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Southern Economic Development Council, and the Virginia Economic Developers Association.
Amanda N. Glover, Assistant Director of Economic Development
Email: GloverAN@ci.staunton.va.us Website: www.stauntonbusiness.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Waynesboro
The Waynesboro Economic Development Authority directs strategic planning initiatives, oversees economic development incentives, leads outreach efforts to the business community, manages a low interest revolving loan program, and is charged with promoting the economic well being of the community. The EDA, a seven member board appointed by the City Council, and staff support provided by the Office of Economic Development are dedicated to promoting smart economic growth by providing services to create and retain good jobs which also contributes to a higher quality of life.
Gregory E. Hitchin, Director
Email: HitchinGE@ci.waynesboro.va.us Website: www.WaynesboroBusiness.com
City of Williamsburg Economic Development
Today, as in Colonial America, Williamsburg is a center of commerce and culture viewed by millions the world over as synonymous with quality, education and hospitality. Vibrant and cosmopolitan, yet still a small town, Williamsburg offers discerning businesses and families the opportunity to work and live in one of the world's truly special places. The smallest city with the biggest international address, Williamsburg's high quality environment, its special sense of place, and its millions of visitors every year make it a great place to do business.
The City of Williamsburg's Office of Economic Development offers programs to attract new business and to assist existing businesses. Programs include:
- Creative Economy Business Tax Incentives
- Redevelopment Incentives
- Bond Financing
- eCommerce Grants
- Site Selection
- New Market Tax Credits Qualification
- HUBZone Empowerment Contracting
- Advocacy and Technical Support
Contact: Michele Mixner DeWitt, Economic Development Director
Email: email@example.com Website: www.YesWilliamsburg.com
County of Augusta
At the juncture of Interstates 64 & 81, Augusta County is well-positioned in the majestic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This four season community, with the nation’s capital, Washington, DC to the north and the state capitol, Richmond to the east, exemplifies the perfect business climate.
Economic development in Augusta County is coordinated by the Economic Development Office. Augusta County strives to support economic development by seeking new industry and trade, facilitating expansion, and retention of existing businesses. The county and the region offers a wide variety of workforce training to businesses interested in locating to the area. In addition, the Commonwealth of Virginia also provides assistance with the workforce training needs of new and expanding businesses.
Dennis Burnett, Director of Economic Development
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.co.augusta.va.us/
InterChange is a full service warehousing and logistics company serving the East Coast. With a wide array of warehousing, logistics, and land development services available, InterChange offers complete storage and transport options for your business. Our central locations in Harrisonburg and Front Royal, Virginia allow us to serve clients on the east coast, as well as internationally. We can help your business optimize operations and reduce unnecessary costs by successfully managing the transport and storage of your materials and products.
We at InterChange take warehousing very seriously. Our warehouses are designed and built for optimal use, so you can be sure that your goods are being handled and kept in a safe and secure environment. We can also build, sell or lease to fit any business need. Today's marketplace presents a limitless array of products and materials. With over one million square feet of warehouse space available, InterChange is the perfect choice for companies needing flexible storage for their goods.
Contact: Terry Cunningham
Email: email@example.com Website: http://interchangeco.com