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.
VEDP's Project Review and Credit Committee (PRACC)
VEDP conducted a webinar to present an overview of PRACC on May 26, 2016. Click here for more and info and to view the webinar.
Virginia Business Ready Sites Program
The Virginia Business Ready Sites Program (VBRSP) promotes characterization and development of industrial and commercial sites (containing a minimum of 100 contiguous, developable acres). A series of regional workshops will be conducted beginning June 1. Grants to help pay or reimburse the cost of site characterization will be available beginning July 1. Grants to help pay or reimburse the cost of site development will be available later in 2016 and 2017. For more information and VBRSP Site Characterization Guidelines and Application click here.
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 2017 VBAF Site Assessment and Planning Grants are currently being accepted on an ongoing basis. Applications for FY 2017 VBAF Site Remediation Grants will be accepted beginning July 1 through October 1, 2017. Click here for details.