Virginia Directory of Economic Development Organizations
Virginia Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

Virginia Governor
Ralph Northam

  • Capital: Richmond
  • Population (2017 Est.): 8,470,020
  • Largest Cities (2017): Virginia Beach, 450,435; Norfolk, 244,703; Chesapeake, 240,397; Richmond, 227,032; Newport News, 179,388
  • Targeted Industries: Cyber Security, ­ Software Publishing, Data Centers, Information/Communications Technologies, Corporate Services, ­ Headquarters, Supply Chain Management, Food & Beverage Processing, Advanced Materials, Aerospace, Automotive, Wood Products, Life Sciences, Unmanned Systems
  • Key Incentives: Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund, Virginia Investment Partnership Grant, Virginia Economic Development Incentive Grant, Agriculture & Forestry Industries Development Fund, Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund, Port of Virginia Economic & Infrastructure Development Grant Program, Virginia Jobs Investment Program, New Economy Workforce Credential Grant, Enterprise Zones, Major Research & Development Tax Credit, Refundable R&D Tax Credit, Data Center Sales & Use Tax Exemption, Rail Industrial Access Program, Economic Development Access Program, Port Volume Increase Tax Credit, International Trade Facility Tax Credit, Barge & Rail Usage Tax Credit
  • GDP (All Industry 2017): $508.7 billion*

*Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce

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Gloucester County Economic Development

Sherry Spring
Director
6467 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061
804-693-1414
[email protected]
www.gloucesterva.info

Beautiful Gloucester County is centrally positioned between the major metro areas of Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Washington, DC. Our labor force of 20k workers includes college students, military spouses, and retiring military personnel. The major thoroughfare Route 17 has 37k drivers per day, and Gloucester is near three international airports.

Gloucester County Economic Development

State Listings

Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD)

Tracey G. Wiley
Director
101 North 14th Street, 11th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
804-786-6585
[email protected]
www.sbsd.virginia.gov

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Stephen Moret
President & CEO
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
804-545-5612
[email protected]
www.vedp.org


Utility Listings

Dominion Energy

Richard Imel
Manager of Strategic Economic Development
701 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
804-771-4987
[email protected]
economicdevelopment.dominionenergy.com


Regional Listings

Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development

Helen Cauthen
President
UVA Research Park, 1001 Research Park Boulevard, Suite 301
Charlottesville, VA 22911
434-979-5610
[email protected]
www.centralvirginia.org

Commonwealth Regional Council

Melody Foster
Executive Director
One Mill Street, Suite 202, P.O. Box P
Farmville, VA 23901
434-392-6104
[email protected]
www.virginiasheartland.org

Fredericksburg Regional Alliance

Curry Roberts
President
1125 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 240 (P.O. Box 119)
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-361-7373
[email protected]
www.fredregion.com

Greater Richmond Partnership

Lara Fritts
President & CEO
901 East Byrd Street, Suite 801
Richmond, VA 23219
804-643-3227
[email protected]
www.grpva.com

Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance

Amy Parkhurst
Senior Vice President, Business Development
500 Main Street, Suite 1300
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-627-2315
[email protected]
www.hreda.com

Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance

Megan A. Lucas, CCE, CEcD, IOM
CEO & Chief Economic Development Officer
300 Lucado Place
Lynchburg, VA 24504
434-845-5966
[email protected]
www.lynchburgregion.org

Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Julie Coons
President & CEO
7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A550
Tysons, VA 22102-3853
703-752-7516
[email protected]
www.novachamber.org

Onward NRV (New River Valley)

Charlie Jewell
Executive Director
2020 Kraft Drive, Suite 2000
Blacksburg, VA 24060
540-267-0007
[email protected]
www.onwardnrv.org

Roanoke Regional Partnership

Beth Doughty
Executive Director
111 Franklin Plaza, Suite 333
Roanoke, VA 24011
540-343-1550, ext. 102
[email protected]
www.roanoke.org

Shenandoah Valley Partnership

Travis Carter
Business Development Manager
P.O. Box 2241
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
540-568-3166
[email protected]
www.theshenandoahvalley.com

Southern Virginia Regional Alliance

Linda Hutson Green
Executive Director
150 Slayton Avenue
Danville, VA 24540
434-766-6707
[email protected]
www.gosouthernvirginia.com

The Port of Virginia

Russell Held
Vice President, Economic Development
601 World Trade Center
Norwalk, VA 23510
757-683-2115
[email protected]
www.portofvirginia.com

Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority

Jonathan S. Belcher
Executive Director
P.O. Box 1060
Lebanon, VA 24266
276-889-0381
[email protected]
www.vaceda.org

Virginia's Growth Alliance

Jeffrey G. Reed
Executive Director
Heartland Business Park, P.O. Box 596, 200 Heartland Drive
Keysville, VA 23947
434-200-8066
[email protected]
www.vagrowth.com

Virginia’s Gateway Region Economic Development Organization

Keith Boswell
President & CEO
256 East Ellerslie Avenue, Suite D
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 732-8971
[email protected]
www.gatewayregion.com

Virginia’s Industrial Advancement Alliance

Joshua M. Lewis
Executive Director
P.O. Box 983
Marion, VA 24354-0983
276-783-5103
[email protected]
www.i81-i77crossroads.com


County Listings

Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation

Marla Akridge
Executive Director
1000 Dabney Drive, Suite 510
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
540-862-0936
[email protected]
www.ahedc.com

Appomattox County Economic Development Authority

Susan M. Adams
County Administrator
153-A Morton Lane, P.O. Box 863
Appomattox, VA 24522
434-352-2637
[email protected]
www.appomattoxcountyva.gov

Arlington Economic Development (AED)

Alexander G. Iams
Interim Director
1100 North Glebe Road, Suite 1500
Arlington, VA 22201
703-228-0836
[email protected]
www.arlingtoneconomicdevelopment.com

Bedford County Economic Development

Traci Blido
Director
122 East Main Street, Suite 202
Bedford, VA 24523
540-587-5670, ext. 1371
[email protected]
www.bedfordeconomicdevelopment.com

Brunswick County Department of Economic Development

Carthan Currin, III
Director
28 North Main Street, Suite 300
Lawrenceville, VA 23868
434-848-8200
[email protected]
www.brunswickco.com

Campbell County Department of Economic Development

Mike Davidson
Director
85 Carden Lane
Rustburg, VA 24588
434-592-9595
[email protected]
www.campbellvirginia.com

Culpeper County Economic Development

Philip Sheridan
Director
803 South Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701
540-727-3410
[email protected]
www.culpeperva.org

Economic Development Authority of Amherst County

Victoria Hanson
Executive Director
328 Richmond Highway
Amherst, Virginia 24521
434-946-5200
[email protected]
amherstvabusiness.com

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Catherine W. Riley
Vice President, Marketing
8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 450
Vienna, VA 22182
703-790-0600
[email protected]
www.fairfaxcountyeda.org

Fauquier County Economic Development

Miles Friedman
Director of Economic Development
35 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
540-422-8270
[email protected]
www.fauquiercounty.gov

Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc.

Jay Brenchick
President & CEO
601 North Mechanic Street, Suite 300
Franklin, VA 23851
757-562-1958
[email protected]
www.franklinsouthamptonva.com

Frederick County Economic Development Authority

Patrick Barker, CEcD
Executive Director
45 East Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA 22601
540-665-0973
[email protected]
www.yesfrederickva.com

Goochland County Economic Development Authority

Todd Kilduff
Deputy County Administrator for Community & Economic Development
1800 Sandy Hook Road, P.O. Box 103
Goochland, VA 23063
804-556-5862
[email protected]
goochlandva.us

Hanover County Economic Development

E. Linwood Thomas IV
Director
8200 Center Path Lane, Suite E
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
804-365-6464
[email protected]
www.hanovervirginia.com

Henrico County Economic Development Authority

Twyla Powell
Business Attraction Manager
4300 East Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228
804-501-7654
[email protected]
www.henrico.com

James City County Office of Economic Development

Christopher Johnson
Director
101 Mounts Bay Road, Building D
Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-253-6607
[email protected]
www.yesjamescitycountyva.com

Joint Industrial Development Authority of Wythe County

David Manley
Executive Director
190 South First Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
276-223-3370
[email protected]
www.wytheida.org

Loudoun County Department of Economic Development

Buddy Rizer
Executive Director
43777 Central Station Drive, Suite 300
Ashburn, VA 20147
703-777-0592
[email protected]
biz.loudoun.gov

Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation

Mark Heath
President & CEO
191 Fayette St., Third Floor
Martinsville, VA 24114
276-403-5940
[email protected]
www.yesmartinsville.com

Mecklenburg County

Angie Kellett
Director of Economic Development
P.O. Box 307
Boydton, VA 23917
434-738-6388
[email protected]
www.investinmeckva.com

Nelson County Economic Development

Maureen A. Kelley
Director
8519 Thomas Nelson Highway
Lovingston, VA 22949
434-263-7015
[email protected]
www.nelsoncounty-va.gov

Orange County Economic Development

Phil Geer
Economic Development Director
122 East Main Street
Orange, VA 22960
540-672-1238
[email protected]
www.thinkorangeva.com

Prince William County Department of Economic Development

Tom Flynn, CEcD
Business Development & Investment Director
13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 240
Gainesville, VA 20155
703-792-5517
[email protected]
www.pwcecondev.org

Pulaski County

Michael Solomon
Economic Development Director
143 Third Street NW, Suite 1
Pulaski, VA 24301
540-980-7737
[email protected]
www.pulaskicounty.org

Rappahannock County

Garrey W. Curry, Jr.
County Administrator
3 Library Road, P.O. Box 519
Washington, VA 22747
540-675-5330
[email protected]
www.rappahannockcountyva.gov

Roanoke County Department of Economic Development

Jill B. Loope
Director
5204 Bernard Drive, P.O. Box 29800
Roanoke, VA 24018
540-772-2124
[email protected]
www.yesroanoke.com

Spotsylvania County Economic Development Authority

Deborah Sanders
Acting Director
9019 Old Battlefield Boulevard, Suite 310
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
540-507-7202
[email protected]
spotsylvania.org

Washington County Department of Economic Development & Community Relations

Whitney Bonham
Director
1 Government Center Place, Suite A
Abingdon, VA 24210
276-525-1300
[email protected]
www.washingtoncountyva.com

York County Office of Economic Development

James W. Noel, Jr.
Director
224 Ballard Street, P.O. Box 612
Yorktown, VA 23690
757-890-3317
[email protected]
www.yesyorkcounty.com


City Listings

Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Inc.

Jerry T. Sanford
Vice President, Business Development
625 North Washington Street, Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-652-5375
[email protected]
www.alexecon.org

Chase City

Virginia W. Petersen
Treasurer
319 North Main Street
Chase City, VA 23924
434-372-5136
[email protected]
www.chasecity.org

Chesterfield Economic Development

Garrett Hart
Director
9401 Courthouse Road, Suite B
Chesterfield, VA 23832
804-318-8550
[email protected]
chesterfieldbusiness.com

City of Bristol Office of Economic Development

Chris Wilcox
Director
300 Lee Street
Bristol, VA 24201
276-645-7352
[email protected]
www.choosebristol.com

City of Charlottesville Office of Economic Development

Chris Engel, CEcD
Director of Economic Development
610 East Market Street, Room B230, P.O. Box 911
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-970-3111
[email protected]
www.charlottesville.org

City of Chesapeake Economic Development Agency

Steven C. Wright
Director
676 Independence Parkway, Suite 200
Chesapeake, VA 23320
757-382-8040
[email protected]
www.chesapeakeva.biz

City of Colonial Heights

Karen T. Epps
Economic Development Director
201 James Avenue
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
804-898-3002
[email protected]
www.colonialheightsva.gov

City of Covington

Krystal M. Onaitis, MPA
City Manager
333 West Locust Street
Covington, VA 24426
540-965-6300
[email protected]
www.covington.va.us

City of Danville Office of Economic Development

Telly D. Tucker
Director
P.O. Box 3300
Danville, VA 24543-3300
434-793-1753
[email protected]
www.discoverdanville.com

City of Fairfax

Christopher M. Bruno
Director of Economic Development
City Hall, 10455 Armstrong Street, Room 316
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-385-7851
[email protected]
www.fairfaxva.gov

City of Manassas Park

Calvin O'Dell
Director of Community Development & Public Works
City Hall, One Park Center Court
Manassas Park, VA 20111
703-335-8815
[email protected]
www.cityofmanassaspark.us

City of Norton

Fred Ramey
City Manager
618 Virginia Avenue, NW
Norton, VA 24273
276-679-1160
[email protected]
www.nortonva.org

City of Salem Department of Planning

Melinda J. Payne
Director of Planning & Community Development
114 North Broad Street (P.O. Box 869)
Salem, VA 24153-0869
540-375-3007
[email protected]
www.salemva.gov

City of Waynesboro Office of Economic Development and Tourism

Greg Hitchin
Director
301 West Main Street
Waynesboro, VA 22980
540-942-6779
[email protected]
www.waynesborobusiness.com

Clarksville Chamber of Commerce

Sheila Cuykendall
Executive Director
105 Second Street, P.O. Box 1017
Clarksville, VA 23927
434-374-2436
[email protected]
business.clarksvilleva.com

Downtown Hampton Development Partnership

Stephen M. Mallon
Executive Director
710 Settlers Landing Road
Hampton, VA 23669
757-727-1271
[email protected]
www.downtownhampton.com

Falls Church Economic Development Office

Becky Witsman
Economic Development Division Chief
400 North Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046-3301
703-248-5491
[email protected]
www.choosefallschurch.org

Fredericksburg Economic Development & Tourism Office

Angela Freeman
Business Development Manager
706 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-372-1216, ext. 7203
[email protected]
www.fredericksburgva.com

Hampton Economic Development

Charles E. “Chuck” Rigney Sr.
Director
One Franklin Street, Suite 600
Hampton, VA 23669
757-727-6237
[email protected]
www.hampton.gov

Hopewell Economic Development Office

Charles E. Dane
Assistant City Manager
300 North Main Street, Suite 218
Hopewell, VA 23860
804-541-2271
[email protected]
www.hopewellva.gov

Lynchburg Office of Economic Development (LOED)

Marjette G. Upshur
Director
900 Church Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
434-455-4490
[email protected]
www.opportunitylynchburg.com

Manassas Department of Economic Development

Patrick J. Small, CEcD
Director
9027 Center Street, Suite 401
Manassas, VA 20110
703-257-8881
[email protected]
choosemanassas.org

Newport News Economic/Industrial Development Authority

Florence Kingston
Director of Development
2400 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor
Newport News, VA 23607
757-926-3504
[email protected]
www.newportnewsva.com

Norfolk Department of Development

Sarah Parker
Assistant Director, Marketing
999 Waterside Drive, Suite 2340
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-664-4338
[email protected]
www.norfolkdevelopment.com

Petersburg Economic Development

Reginald Tabor
Economic Development Manager
135 North Union Street, 3rd Floor
Petersburg, VA 23803
804-733-2352
[email protected]
www.petersburg-va.org

Portsmouth Economic Development

Robert D. Moore
Director
200 High Street, Suite 200
Portsmouth, VA 23704
757-393-8804
[email protected]
www.accessportsmouthva.com

Richmond Department of Economic Development

Leonard L. Sledge
Director
1500 East Main Street, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23219
804-646-7576
[email protected]
www.yesrichmondva.com

Staunton Department of Economic Development

William “Billy” Vaughn
Director
116 West Beverley Street (P.O. Box 58)
Staunton, VA 24402
540-332-3869
[email protected]
www.stauntonbusiness.com/

Suffolk Economic Development Department

Kevin Hughes
Director
442 West Washington Street, Suite 2017
Suffolk, VA 23434
757-514-4040
[email protected]
www.yessuffolk.com

The City of Harrisonburg, Virginia

Brian B. Shull
Economic Development Director
409 S. Main Street, Suite 338
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
540-432-7736
[email protected]
www.harrisonburgdevelopment.com

Town of Altavista Economic Development

Waverly Coggsdale
Town Manager
510 Seventh Street, P.O. Box 420
Altavista, VA 24517
434-369-5001, ext. 102
[email protected]
altavistava.com

Town of Bedford Economic Development

Mary Zirkle
Coordinator
215 East Main Street
Bedford, VA 24523
540-587-6006
[email protected]
www.bedfordva.gov

Town of Blacksburg

Marc Verniel
Town Manager
300 South Main Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060
540-961-1130
[email protected]
www.blacksburg.gov

Town of Blackstone

Philip Vannoorbeeck
Town Manager
100 West Elm Street
Blackstone, VA 23824
434-292-7251
[email protected]
www.townofblackstoneva.com

Town of Buchanan

Jason Tyree
Town Manager
19753 Main Street, P.O. Box 205
Buchanan, VA 24066
540-254-1212, ext. 3
[email protected]
www.townofbuchanan.com

Town of Leesburg

Russell Seymour
Economic Development Director
25 West Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
703-771-6530
[email protected]
www.leesburgva.gov

Town of Pulaski

Shawn Utt
Town Manager
42 1st Street, NW
Pulaski, VA 24301
540-994-8600
[email protected]
www.pulaskitown.org

Town of South Hill

Brentley O. Morris
Business Development Manager
211 South Mecklenburg Avenue
South Hill, VA 23970
434-447-3191
[email protected]
www.southhillva.org

Virginia Beach Economic Development

Taylor Adams
Director
4525 Main Street, Suite 700
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-385-6464
[email protected]
www.yesvirginiabeach.com

Williamsburg Economic Development

Michele Mixner DeWitt
Director
401 Lafayette Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-220-6120
[email protected]
www.yeswilliamsburg.com

Winchester Economic Development

Shawn Hershberger
Development Services Director
33 East Boscawen Street, Suite 101
Winchester, VA 22601
540-722-7577
[email protected]
developwinchesterva.com