Welcome to the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s Ally Information Exchange.
This site is designed to help you, the local or regional economic developer, in furthering your community’s corporate recruitment goals. It can be used as an interactive tool for property and community profile updates as well as to obtain general information specific to economic development in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
VEDP's Mission Statement
To enhance the quality of life and raise the standard of living for all Virginians, in collaboration with Virginia communities, through aggressive business recruitment, expansion assistance, and trade development, thereby expanding the tax base and creating higher-income employment opportunities.
Virginia Business Ready Sites Program
The Business Ready Sites Program is established to promote site development and characterization to improve Virginia's inventory of larger (100+ acre) sites. More information on the program will be released in mid-May, including Application and Guidelines, and a series of regional workshops will be conducted beginning on June 1. Click here for details.
Sustained Growth - The Ultimate Objective
Sustained growth is the ultimate objective of most for-profit companies, yet growth is surprisingly rare. Attracting and nurturing sustained growth companies should be a top priority of economic developers. Click here for more information.
Virginia Brownfields Fund
Applications for FY 2016 are currently being accepted on an ongoing basis. Click here for details.
PROCEDURAL CHANGES TO COF
Legislation that took effect on January 1, 2016, contains constraints on the ability of a COF applicant and its officers, directors and owners to make political contributions to the Governor and his campaign/political action committees. Click here to view the COF statute. Click here for the new certification form required to accompany a COF application.