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.
The Resources Database provides Virginia’s state, regional, and local economic development partners marketing assets such as reports, templates, 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 is a password-protected tool which provides the ability to manage and retrieve data about Virginia’s sites, buildings, localities, and regions.
These documents are provided as a resource to gather information displayed in VEDP’s sites & buildings search tool.
Users may update 11 of the 23 data categories in VEDP's demographic profiles. Log in to iVS to update community profiles.
The Virginia Business Ready Sites Program (VBRSP) promotes characterization and development of industrial and commercial sites.
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.
The Rights-of-Way Certification Program may allow the utility to acquire rights-of-way for the ordinary extension of utility facilities in the normal course of business to one or more qualified economic development sites and to recover costs incurred, subject to approval by the State Corporation Commission (SCC).
The Electric Infrastructure Program allows electric utilities to recover costs incurred to construct, operate, and maintain transmission lines and associated substations installed to provide service to a business park when found eligible for a rate adjustment approved by the State Corporation Commission (SCC).
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.
This tool enables Virginia’s localities to compare themselves with other communities in the Commonwealth. Data includes population, employment, education, and income.
These databases provide information about business direct investment and new jobs as well as reductions and business closings in Virginia.
This report provides a breakdown of the Commonwealth’s regional, county, and city labor force including those that are employed, unemployed, and underemployed.
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.
These documents are provided as resource documents for Virginia’s economic development community.
These profiles show economic data at the local, regional, and MSA levels.
This directory allows users to search for verified, internationally owned company locations in Virginia based on country of origin, Virginia location, name, or business description. It includes traded sector companies only.
Stay in the know about who’s who in Virginia’s economic development community and who does what at VEDP.
Find contact information for Virginia’s economic development partners and resource providers.
VEDP has staff embedded regionally throughout the Commonwealth. Business Retention, Talent Solutions, and International Trade Managers serve as resources for existing Virginia businesses.
VEDP offers quarterly Economic Development (ED) 101 and VEDP Orientation sessions to leaders and practitioners involved in economic development across Virginia.
Local and Regional Competitiveness
VEDP's Economic Competitiveness Division offers statewide analysis to help REDO and LEDO partners. Self-assessment survey results are incorporated into regional and peer group composite scores for benchmarking purposes.
The findings from this self-assessment will help you gauge your locality’s competitiveness and support efforts to achieve your economic development goals.
Use this rubric to answer questions in your Local Competitiveness Survey.
The findings from this self-assessment will help you gauge your region’s competitiveness and support efforts to achieve your economic development goals.
Use this rubric to answer questions in your Regional Competitiveness Survey.