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Community Economic Development Awards (CEDA)
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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. Several 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. 

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

Nominating and Selection Criteria for Virginia’s 2017 CEDA Program are provided via this link CEDA Guidelines . The winners will be announced and recognized in at the VEDA’s Spring Conference in Charlottesville, March 31, 2017.   

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! 

ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 17, 2017.

- David Manley, CEDA Selection Committee Chairman


Deadline for 2017 Nominations -- February 17, 2017

>> Submit a Nomination <<

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