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VEDA 2013 Fall Conference
October 16-18, 2013
Bringing the Global Economy to Virginia

310 Ltd

310 Ltd. is a global corporate research and outreach company with on-location staff dedicated to implementing retention and new business recruitment campaigns specifically for Economic Development Organizations and International Promotion Agencies. Our sustained direct access to senior corporate executives – across various industries -- enables 310Ltd to be informed of corporate needs, perspectives and trends. 310Ltd’s competitive advantage is our seasoned Analysts who possess experience communicating complex business concepts across a broad variety of sectors. Working under our clients’ identities, 310 Ltd Analysts converse intelligently. think on their feet, unearth genuine business intelligence, and deliver insight as well as opportunities to the EDOs we serve.

Contact: Debbie Kurtz
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Alliance Engineering

Alliance Engineering, Inc. is a full service, multi-discipline engineering and construction management firm that is focused on industrial and manufacturing projects. Our services include civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, controls and programming. Major projects include new plant design and construction, plant modernizations, building expansions, process enhancements and feasibility studies. Alliance offers "turn key” design and construction services to our clients with projects that require design/build services.

Alliance Engineering, Inc. was incorporated in 1989 and has continued to provide innovative solutions to more than 800 industrial and manufacturing firms. Alliance has a proven track record of quality, responsive services with the flexibility to meet each client’s individual and unique needs. Alliance has maintained a repeat business ratio of 95% for over 15 years.

Contact: Kevin Kokal
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Arlington Economic Development

Arlington, Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the "10 miles square" parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. Slightly smaller than 26 square miles, it is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and one of only a handful with the prized Aaa/AAA/AAA bond rating. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods and quality schools, and has received numerous awards for Smart Growth and transit-oriented development. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world -- including the Pentagon -- Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.

Contact: Sindy Yeh
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Baskervill, an international, award-winning, full-service architectural, engineering, interior design firm, delivers world-class services to a diverse client base, ranging from hospitality, government, education, corporate, healthcare, advanced technologies, retail, financial, and transportation technologies to Fortune 500 companies from its offices in Richmond and Vienna, Virginia. Founded in 1897, Baskervill offers a rich history of ingenuity, integrity and technical expertise that has made them a premiere service provider across the country. To learn more about Baskervill or to see a project portfolio, visit

Contact: RayTrevillian
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City of Chesapeake, Department of Economic Development

Chesapeake is recognized as a strong economic arena for business investment. The city provides corporations with first-class opportunities for employee recruitment and the capabilities to create and maintain a presence in their respective industries. New companies and businesses continue to locate to the area and benefit from the abundant wealth of resources that Chesapeake offers.

Top rankings as an ideal location by Money Magazine and Parenting Magazine demonstrate Chesapeake’s growth as a dynamic, yet family-friendly business community. Chesapeake delivers the best in advanced healthcare and medical facilities to patients throughout the Southeast. With a central location in the heart of coastal Virginia, Chesapeake offers a balanced blend of diverse neighborhoods, outstanding schools, skilled workforce, and cultural and recreational activities tailored to suit every leisure preference.

Contact: Steven Wright, Director
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City of Hampton

Hampton, a robust waterfront city in southeastern Virginia, has caught the attention of top businesses and developers from around the country. Anchored by aerospace and defense facilities, major medical centers, and higher education, Hampton attracts a highly educated workforce and high-tech businesses to its business parks, Downtown, and Coliseum Central Business District.

Hampton has a unique mix of growing and established business clusters strategically designed to succeed. Their prosperity is due, in part, to local and regional assets, a highly educated workforce, competitive incentives, and state-of-the-art business parks.

In addition to a progressive business climate, Hampton's unique location in the center of the Hampton Roads region is attracting some of the nation's most successful retail and hotel developers. They see a city dedicated to improving its quality of life and making Hampton a regional entertainment and shopping destination. Combine Hampton's location, abundant waterfront, thriving business clusters, successful retail developments, and it's easy to see why so many companies are investing in Hampton.

Contact: Leonard Sledge
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City of Norfolk-Department of Development

The Department of Development strives to enhance the quality of life in the City of Norfolk through business retention, expansion, enhancement, and new business development that is complementary to our neighborhoods. The department assists in growing and diversifying the local economy as well as creating competitive employment opportunities. These actions contribute positively to the City of Norfolk's vision as a great place to live, work, learn, and play.

New initiatives include CitySites, which features available properties for development owned by the City, EDA, NRHA, as well as surplus school sites and spaces available for lease.

Contact: Chuck Rigney, Acting Director of Development
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City of Poquoson, Economic Development

City of Virginia Beach, Department of Economic Development

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
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Clancy & Theys Construction Company

Clancy & Theys Construction Company is a 64 year old privately held general contractor, construction manager, and design build partner primarily working across the Southeast U.S. from Virginia to Florida. We work on a wide variety of new construction and major renovation projects including office, industrial, hospitality, cultural arts, institutional, higher education, healthcare, recreation, multi-family, and mixed use development. We are one of the 2013 ENR top 200 Contractors in the nation. We provide a uniquely high level of service and commitment to client satisfaction, stressing leadership and teamwork in close collaboration with building owners and their design team.

Contact: Tom O’Grady
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CSX Transportation

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation suppliers. The company’s rail and intermodal businesses provide rail-based transportation services including traditional rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers.

Overall, the CSX Transportation network encompasses about 21,000 route miles of track in 23 states, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Our transportation network serves some of the largest population centers in the nation. Nearly two-thirds of Americans live within CSX’s service territory.

CSX serves major markets in the eastern United States and has access to over 70 ocean, river and lake port terminals along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. The company also has access to Pacific ports through alliances with western railroads.

CSX moves a broad portfolio of products across the country in a way that minimizes the effect on the environment, takes traffic off an already congested highway system, and minimizes fuel consumption and transportation costs.

Contact: Jim Van Derzee, Manager Industrial Development
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Economic Development Authority of Gloucester County

Froehling and Robertson, Inc.

Established in 1881, Froehling & Robertson, Inc. is the oldest independent consulting engineer/testing firm in the United States. Each year, we provide geotechnical, materials testing, and environmental engineering services for thousands of projects across dozens of industries.

We maintain a fleet of drilling equipment as well as accredited testing laboratories that are utilized by each of our thirteen offices. These offices, which are strategically located throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, possess the local resources needed to deliver the quick, efficient, and cost-effective service our clients rightfully demand.
F&R is a minority-owned business and is certified as such by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Furthermore, we are recognized by the State of North Carolina as a Historically Underutilized Business.

Contact: Scott C. Sutton
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Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc.

The Greater Richmond Partnership was launched in 1994 as a pioneering regional public-private initiative to serve as the regional economic development group for the City of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico. The mission is to help grow the Greater Richmond economy through the attraction of high quality jobs and new capital investment, the retention of existing businesses, and the continued improvement of the region's business climate.

Contact: Greg H. Wingfield
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H+M Company Profile

H&M Company is a national design/build and build-to-suit lease firm that specializes in distribution and manufacturing facilities in the US. We are a full-service company with complete engineering, construction management and project financing capabilities. Recent regional projects include:, Macy’s, American Eagle, Ross Stores and American Woodmark.

Contact: Greg Kelly
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Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance

The Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance (HREDA) is a non-profit, public-private partnership that markets Hampton Roads worldwide as the region of choice for business investment and expansion. HREDA is the only organization in Hampton Roads exclusively tasked with recruiting new business locations to the region. All of its business attraction initiatives and activities are designed to promote the fifteen jurisdictions that support its efforts, including the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg and the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton and York County, Virginia.

Contact: Amy Parkhurst, CEcD, Sr. Vice President
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Hanover County Economic Development

Hanover County, with more than 100,000 citizens, is very proud of the more than 3,500 businesses, many of which were started through the en¬trepreneurial spirit that thrives in Hanover. The county’s values - outstanding education, safe community, low tax rates, quality of place and work ethic – make Hanover County second to none as a place to live and do business.

In addition, Hanover County is proud to have earned AAA bond ratings from all three ratings agen¬cies: Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch Ratings, and is one of the 36 counties nationwide to have earned this prestigious designation, and are the smallest by population to have done so. The rating agen¬cies cited the growing and diverse tax base and sound fiscal management as among the factors for earn¬ing this competitive bond rating.

The Hanover Dept. of Economic Development provides extensive services, educational seminars and site location assistance to both new and expanding local businesses so that they can thrive and grow.

Contact: Susan K. Deusebio
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Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc.

Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. is one of Virginia's largest general contracting and construction management companies. The family-owned business routinely provides construction services for new and renovated structures throughout the mid-Atlantic region, including Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. The firm is also licensed in North Carolina. Howard Shockey & Sons is a demonstrated leader in the delivery of public private partnership (PPP) and LEED construction and offers a depth of experience in commercial, health care, educational, government and institutional projects. Founded in Winchester, Virginia in 1896, Howard Shockey & Sons is one of the oldest continuously operating building contractors in Virginia.

Contact: Andrea Rogers
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Interchange Group, Inc.

InterChange is a third party logistics and development company based in Harrisonburg. The company specializes in offering premier industrial facilities for lease or build-to-suit opportunities on land holdings in the central and northern Shenandoah Valley. InterChange works closely with localities on public/private ventures and is active in the Shenandoah Valley Partnership. InterChange also provides logistical services to handle domestic and international goods including handling of ocean and air cargo via its TSA Certified Screening Facility in Front Royal, VA. InterChange operates its own trucking fleet and handles both dry and cold storage services.

Contact: Devon Anders
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James City County Office of Economic Development

James City County is a pro-business community with a strong commitment to business success. Strategically located on the Virginia Peninsula between the Richmond and Norfolk MSAs, the County provides businesses with direct access to interstate transportation, a strong and growing workforce and an unparalleled quality of life. James City County offers a wide variety of real estate options that can support a broad range of companies. The County’s commercial and industrial base continues to expand as companies are becoming aware of the advantages that visitors and residents have experienced for years. Additionally, a robust tourism and hospitality industry continues to support hotel, restaurant, resort and general recreation development. All of which has sustained the County’s economic strength.

Combine these factors with an accelerated permitting process and a strong commitment to business success, and you can see why James City County is a world-class business location.

Contact: Russell Symour, Director
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MEB General Contractors

Prince William County Department of Economic Development

The mission of the Prince William County Department of Economic Development is to improve the County’s economic base by encouraging new businesses to locate in Prince William County, retaining existing businesses and facilitating the expansion of existing businesses. The County’s primary economic development activities are: (1) assisting existing businesses in expanding their operations; (2) identifying potential business prospects; (3) marketing the County aggressively to targeted industries and prospective client-companies; and (4) developing relationships with customers, packaging proposals; and (5) closing deals that lead to job creation and economic development investment.

Contact: Brent Heaver
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Roanoke Regional Partnership

Sanford Holshouser Economic Development Consulting, Inc.

Sanford Holshouser Economic Development Consulting, LLC is a growing, innovative, full-service economic development consulting firm headquartered in Raleigh, NC, with satellite offices located in Jacksonville, FL, Clayton, NC, Raleigh, NC, Roanoke Rapids, NC, and Blacksburg, VA. SHEDC was founded in 1999 as an extension of services of Sanford Holshouser Law Firm, and is now affiliated with Nexsen Pruet law firm, a leader in economic development law and public policy.

SHEDC partners have over 200 years of collective experience in local, regional, national, and international economic development. SHEDC’s experience ranges across the economic development spectrum and includes: board retreat facilitation, bridge management, business retention and expansion, competitive analysis, corporate and industrial park development, economic impact analysis, executive search, incentive negotiations, marketing analysis, prospect identification and recruitment, return on investment analysis, site certification, site selection consulting, strategic planning, and workforce development.

Contact: David W. Denny, Email:
and Rocky Lane, Email:

SunTrust Bank

SunTrust Bank, Inc., with total assets of $172.6 billion on September 30, 2011, is one of the nation's leading financial services holding companies. Through its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the company provides deposit, credit, trust and investment services to a broad range of retail, business and institutional clients. Other subsidiaries provide mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage, investment management, equipment leasing and capital markets services. Atlanta-based SunTrust enjoys leading positions in some of the most attractive markets in the United States and also serves clients in selected markets nationally.

The company’s mission is to help people and institutions prosper by providing financial services that meet the needs, exceed the expectations, and enhance the lives of our clients, communities, employees and ultimately our shareholders. SunTrust’s 1,658 retail branches and 2,889 ATMs are located primarily in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. In addition, SunTrust provides clients with a full selection of technology-based banking channels including online, state-of-the-art customer services centers, and the latest mobile devices.

Contact: Dennis Howard
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Winchester-Frederick County Economic Development Commission

The Winchester-Frederick County Economic Development Commission is a catalyst for economic development in Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia, promoting quality balanced business development. The EDC provides a wide array of information and services designed to help businesses locate or expand operations in Winchester-Frederick County. Businesses choosing to locate here can expect to benefit from a heralded strategy and proven track record of commitment to existing business. Kraft Foods, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and FEMA are just a few of the companies who have located to, and expanded in Winchester. The area boasts an internationally-recognized business retention program and is one of AARP’s Affordable Cities for Retirement, a Mid-Atlantic Most Friendliest Town, and an Inman News Top 10 City for Real Estate Investment.

Contact: Patrick Barker
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York County Economic Development



1340 N. Great Neck Road, #1272-128
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454