Business Retention and Expansion Program

VEDP’s BRE program helps support the growth of existing Virginia firms through business site visits, corporate HQ calls, supply chain strategies, and business intelligence. Managers want to understand the challenges and opportunities for a company’s growth as well as identify opportunities to improve Virginia’s business climate.

VEDP’s BRE managers carry out a targeted outreach strategy to key Virginia businesses in partnership with local and regional economic development offices and serve as a resource for Virginia’s traded-sector and economic-growth driver companies. Targeted outreach strategies include, but are not limited to, the Virginia Economic Gardening program, which provides qualifying second-stage companies with custom resources to identify and resolve distinct growth challenges that traditional business assistance and incentives do not address. Learn more.

For more information on VEDP’s BRE program, please contact a regional BRE manager.

Talent Solutions

For eligible new and expanding companies, VEDP’s Talent Solutions Division offers recruiting and training assistance in the form of two incentive programs:

  • The Virginia Talent Accelerator Program delivers direct recruitment and training services that are fully customized to a company’s unique operations, requirements, standards and culture. All program services are provided at no cost to qualified companies as an incentive for job creation.
  • The Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP) reduces a company's talent development costs through grant funds, consulting, and coordination with regional partners to streamline company recruitment and training.

Companies have the option to choose the VEDP talent incentive option that best fits their needs. These programs are designed to complement the myriad of support available from Virginia’s Community College System, universities, Employment Commission and Career Works.

For more information on VEDP’s Talent Solutions Division's services, please contact a regional manager.

International Trade

The mission of VEDP’s division of International Trade is to increase the number of Virginia companies selling overseas and their volume of international business. VEDP helps both new and experienced exporters enter new international markets.

VEDP’s International Trade programs provide direct support to Virginia businesses committed to increasing their international export sales as a corporate growth strategy. These services help businesses identify potential new markets, develop market entry strategies, and locate possible distributors and representatives for products or services – all at little to no cost.

Virginia businesses interested in increasing international sales and growing market share can benefit from export development programs, publications, resources, and market research.

VEDP’s International Trade division currently provides the following programs and services:

  • Global Defense Program
  • International Market Research
  • State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)
  • Trade Missions
  • Trade Show Program
  • Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET)

For more information, contact a local Trade Manager.