Economic development is a team sport. VEDP maintains a diverse set of tools and resources to support our partners’ success.

Marketing Resources

Marketing Virginia as a business location destination is an important component of economic development. As the Commonwealth further invests in integrated marketing initiatives and lead generation activities to tell its story, VEDP will develop marketing materials and collateral to enhance the efforts of our economic development partners.

Marketing Resources Database

The Marketing Resources Database provides Virginia’s state, regional, and local economic development partners marketing assets such as maps, photos, rankings, quotes, and more.

Sites and Buildings Resources

Quality sites and buildings available for consideration are critical to the site selection process. Here, you can manage your site content on the Commonwealth’s sites and buildings database, VirginiaScan, and access resources to improve your community’s product inventory.

iVS

iVS is a password-protected tool which provides the ability to manage and retrieve data about Virginia’s sites, buildings, localities, and regions.

Sites and Buildings Data Sheets

These documents are provided as a resource to gather information displayed in VEDP’s sites & buildings search tool.

Community Demographic Profiles

Users may update 11 of the 23 data categories in VEDP's demographic profiles. Log in to iVS to update community profiles.

Local Return on Investment Model

Local ROI is local fiscal impact tool for evaluating economic development projects. The model relies on effective tax rates for real and tangible personal property, machinery and tools taxes, and local sales taxes.

Business Ready Sites Program

The Virginia Business Ready Sites Program (VBRSP) promotes characterization and development of industrial and commercial sites.

Virginia Brownfields Fund

The Virginia Brownfields Restoration and Economic Redevelopment Assistance Fund (VBAF) provides either grants or loans to local governments to promote the restoration and redevelopment of brownfield sites.

Data and Reports

VEDP’s Research Division maintains multiple data sets about the Commonwealth’s economic competitiveness and business activity. The resources in this section are intended to provide state, regional, and local partners with information to support their economic development efforts.

Virginia Localities Database

This tool enables Virginia’s localities to compare themselves with other communities in the Commonwealth. Data includes population, employment, education, and income.

Announcements and Closings Databases

These databases provide information about business direct investment and new jobs as well as reductions and business closings in Virginia.

REsolution

This interactive application allows you to explore the connection between industries and occupations within the Commonwealth, as well as nationally.

Underemployment Data

This report provides a breakdown of the Commonwealth’s regional, county, and city labor force including those that are employed, unemployed, and underemployed.  

Quarterly Economic Update

This report provides data on international, U.S. and state-level economic and industry trends as well as Commonwealth employment and trade stats.

GIS Open Data Portal

This portal provides high quality spatial data as well as data visualization products, allowing users to quickly access and explore VEDP’s public GIS resources.

VEDP Reports and Publications

These documents are provided as resource documents for Virginia’s economic development community.

Community Profiles

These profiles show economic data at the local, regional, and MSA levels. 

International Company Directory

This directory allows users to search for internationally owned companies in Virginia based on country of origin, Virginia location, name, or business description.

Partner Information

Stay in the know about who’s who in Virginia’s economic development community and who does what at VEDP.

Partner Contact Information

Find contact information for Virginia’s economic development partners and resource providers.

VEDP Orientation Content

These documents provide an overview of VEDP’s overall activities as well as background information on each Division of the organization as presented in quarterly orientations for staff and partners.