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The Virginia economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in Virginia and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations. Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
Please contact us if you may be interested in expanding your business into Virginia.  We are independent advisors - not a government agency or investment promotion agency.

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See explanation of column headings below.

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maps of PA, NJ, MD, DC, VA, NC, WV

Scope Contacts Website and other resources
Virginia Economic Development Partnership State 23218   or
Virginia Department of Business Assistance State 23219
Prince William County Dept of Economic Development

Manassas VA

County 20109

basic map


Martin Briley



Project Manager

David Colvin


Mktg & Research

John Schofield


General enquiries:

Jason D. Grant


2003 CoreNet Global Learning :

Economic Development Leadership

& Accomplishment Award


GIS tools available on their website

City of Manassas VA City 20110

Debi Sandlin

Loudoun County Department of Economic Development county 20177 (703)777-0426

Leesburg VA Office of Economic Development Town 20178
City of Fairfax City 22030
City of Falls Church City 22046
Fairfax County EDA, Vienna County 22182
Arlington Economic Development County 22201

Southeast Fairfax Development Corp Local 22309
Fredericksburg Regional Alliance Region 22401
County of Caroline, Bowling Green County 22427 
Stafford County Economic Development Dept. County 22555
Culpeper County Department of Economic Development County 22701 540-727-3410 \

Shenandoah Valley Partnership Region 22801

City of Charlottesville Economic Development City 22902
Waynesboro Office of Economic Development Local 22980
Greater Richmond Partnership Region 23219
Henrico County IDA County 23228
City of Chesapeake Economic Development Department City 23320 757-382-8040
City of Suffolk VA City 23434
City of Virginia Beach City 23462

Virginia Port Authority Port 23510
Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance Region 23510
Newport News Economic Development Authority Metro 23607 (800)274-8348

Peninsula Alliance for Economic Development (Hampton) region 23666
City of Hampton Development city 23669

City of Portsmouth Department of Economic Development City 23704    
Appomattox Basin IDC local 23805 
Chesterfield County ED County 23832
Emporia-Greensville IDC Local 23847
Prince George County Department of Economic Development County 23875
Mecklenburg County Economic Development Department County 23917 
South Hill Community Development Association Local 23970
Roanoke Valley of Virginia Region 24011
Virginia I-81 Corridor Region 24011
City of Roanoke City 24011
Roanoke County Economic Development County 24018


Montgomery County Dept. of Economic Development County 24073
New River Valley Economic Development Alliance Region 24084
City of Martinsville City 24112
Martinsville - Henry County Virginia Economic Development County 24114

Danny Fore

City of Bristol City 24203
Bristol Economic Development Partnership City 24203
City of Danville, VA City 24541
Danville, Virginia Office of Economic Development City 24543 (434)793-1753
Virginia Southwest Promise Region 24266
Progress Park, Wythe County Business park 24382
Virginia's Region 2000 Region 24505
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.
The directory below links to the websites of many Virginia economic development organizations (EDO) and provides contacts and Area Profiles, Surveys, or other available content about VA as a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the VA and larger US Mid-Atlantic region, following the same structure as our global contact directories.

These area representatives would typically include

  •  a state department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices
Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services. 

The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Contact information for relationship leaders at GDI Solutions :

We develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives - economic development organizations - and professional service providers as well as senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices, factories, distribution centers or other operations.

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