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VEDA Update 8.21.18

Wednesday, August 22, 2018  
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Register today for VEDA Fall Conference

Governor Northam confirmed for Friday, September 14


VEDA is pleased to announce that Governor Ralph Northam will join members and guests at the VEDA Fall Conference in Roanoke on Friday, September 14th at 11:30 am. Stay tuned for tomorrow's Conference Connection for details on this and other conference sessions. REGISTER TODAY.


Hotel Roanoke sold out--rooms available at alternate hotel

Book at the Hampton Inn & Suites Roanoke Downtown by tomorrow


Be sure to register for the 2018 VEDA Fall Conference at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. The Hotel Roanoke is sold out, but VEDA has added a small block of rooms at the Hampton Inn and Suites Roanoke Downtown, just a short walk away! The cut-off date is tomorrow, Wednesday, August 22nd. Call 540-400-6000 to make your reservation in the VEDA room block at $149 per night. The Hampton Inn & Suites Roanoke Downtown is located at 27 Church Avenue SE, Roanoke, Virginia.


Spotsylvania EDA seeks best practices information


The Spotsylvania County EDA owns40+ acres of fully-entitled vacant industrial property behind the idX Commercial Interiors manufacturing facility on the former GM Powertrain plant in Spotsylvania (across Rt 2/17 from the country club). The EDA is seekingmodel agreements used by localities/EDAs/commercial firms to manage such property (mowing, security, stormwater, etc) and specifically how costs are paid.


If you have sample documents, firms or best practices, please contact Debbie Sanders ( or Tom Rumora (


Don't miss out on this great educational opportunity designed for economic development practitioners

Learn more about the economic development ecosystem in Virginia


Registration for the Virginia Institute for Economic Development will close on Tuesday, September 4th. Be sure to register online and plan to attend. VIED provides training in the economic development process and outlines how this process is used to benefit Virginia's cities, counties, and towns in furthering economic growth and prosperity.Register today!







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