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Community Economic Development Awards (CEDA)

The CEDA program is designed to recognize outstanding communities in the Commonwealth for their efforts in advancing the economic viability of their community through economic and community development programs.The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) formulated this awards program for their State association members to adapt and make it their own. VEDA uses the same format as SEDC, and will submit its eligible winners to SEDC to be considered by SEDC for a southern states regional award. SEDC’s winners will be chosen based on the accompanying criteria and population categories. At its annual meeting SEDC will recognize one winner from each of the five population categories to receive a SEDC regional CEDA award.

2013 Community Economic Development Awards

We all know that economic development is not a solo practice. We team with government, the private sector, and countless others to make our communities competitive. Six years ago, the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) instituted a new awards program that recognized outstanding communities for their efforts in advancing the economic viability of their communities through economic and community development programs. VEDA also instituted the Community Economic Development Awards (CEDA) Program in 2007 and sent four state winners onto the SEDC competition. In 2012 three of VEDA’s four winners won the SEDC award.

The CEDA program recognizes the best practices and exceptional contributions of communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia for the following efforts:

  • Business Retention and Expansion
  • Business Recruitment
  • Community Development
  • Community Involvement

See the links below for Nominating and Selection Criteria for Virginia’s 2013 CEDA Program.The winners will be announced and recognized in Charlottesville at VEDA’s Spring Conference on Friday, March 29th, 2013. Virginia’s winning entries will be advanced to SEDC where they will be judged in competition with other SEDC state entries and recognized later in 2013.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

So that we may continue to learn from each other, VEDA’s Board of Directors and the CEDA Selection Committee urge you to identify an eligible success story in your community and nominate it for consideration TODAY! Let’s again advance at least one Virginia CEDA Winner that becomes a 2013 SEDC CEDA Winner.

ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 22, 2013

2012 Community Economic Development Awards

2012 Virginia Economic Developers Honor Four Communities


Community

Nomination Documents

Highland County - Population Category I (Winner)

Warsaw, Richmond County - Population Category II

City of Williamsburg - Population Category II (Winner)

Tazewell County - Population Category IV

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City of Charlottesville - Population Category IV

City of Danville - Population Category IV (Winner)

Rockingham County - Population Category IV

City of Richmond - Population Category V (Winner)

2012 Community Economic Development Awards

Highland County - Population Category I
Nomination Form/Project Summary  Photos

City of Williamsburg - Population Category II
Nomination Form/Project Summary 

City of Danville - Population Category IV
Nomination Form/Project Summary  Photos

City of Richmond - Population Category V
Nomination Form/Project Summary  Photos
 

2011 Community Economic Development Awards

Caroline County, Virginia
Nomination Form  Nomination Narrative  Photos

Virginia's Region 2000 Partnership (Lynchburg MSA)
Complete Nomination Package  Photos    

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