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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 2019 CEDA Program are attached to this announcment and provided on the VEDA Website via CEDA Guidelines The winners will be announced and recognized in Harrisonburg at VEDA’s Spring Conference on Friday, March 29, 2019.   

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! 

Nominations are closed for the 2019 CEDA.

- Traci Blido, CEDA Selection Committee Chairman, Bedford County

CEDA Guildelines
Current and Past CEDA Recipients


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