VEDP is pleased to provide information and resources to our economic development partners across the Commonwealth.

VEDP offers quarterly Economic Development (ED) 101 and VEDP Orientation sessions to leaders and practitioners involved in economic development across Virginia. The ED 101 session is led in conjunction with the VEDP Orientation on a quarterly basis. Sessions typically occur in March, June, September, and December.

The audience for ED 101 is local government officials that want to learn more about the economic development ecosystem in Virginia. This can include local and regional economic developers, Chief Administrative Officers responsible for economic development, and local elected officials. ED 101 provides an introductory overview of economic development, VEDP, and how economic development impacts the Commonwealth as a whole.

The VEDP Orientation provides a deep dive into each division within VEDP and the resources we offer our partners. These orientations are geared to those who are new to economic development, including local and regional economic developers across the state, interested in learning more about VEDP.

Upcoming Sessions

The next quarterly sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, March 24th. The Economic Development 101 session is from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and the VEDP Orientation is from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Contact cbell [at] vedp.org (Christine Bell )for more information.