VCEDA Supports Companies, Employees, and Our Region
The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) helps recruit companies to the region and get their facilities move-in ready. The organization also aids regional partners in building and filling up buildings, marketing business parks, and obtaining workforce development and training dollars.
VCEDA works to enhance the economic base for the coalfield region of Virginia encompassing Lee, Wise, Scott, Buchanan, Russell, Tazewell, and Dickenson counties and the City of Norton.
In the videos below, you’ll hear from several businesses how VCEDA has played a part in helping their companies locate and grow in the region.
The Sitel Group
The 800+ employees of The Sitel Group, formerly Sykes Enterprises, handle questions for Intuit’s TurboTax and QuickBooks in a technology shell building VCEDA helped the local industrial development authority turn into the flagship design of a customer service center.
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC)
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), one of the largest governmental IT contractors in the country, operates a customer care center for Virginia’s IT Agency (VITA), offering IT support for Commonwealth employees. VCEDA made this office space build-out possible with approved loan funding to the local industrial development authority.
Samuel Pressure Vessel Group
As a key supplier to major compressor original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and distributors, Samuel Pressure Vessel Group’s 260 employees produce 50,000 pressure vessels a year in a building revamped through a VCEDA loan.
VCEDA helped recruit Pure Salmon, the world’s largest vertically integrated indoor aquaculture facility with 200 projected jobs, and one of the largest private capital investment ($228 million) projects in Southwest Virginia history.
University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Donna Henry, Chancellor at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, describes how VCEDA works with the college and other partners in Southwest Virginia’s e-Region to enhance economic development efforts.