Southwest Virginia’s e-Region Publications


Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) printed publications, rack cards and brochures are available to reference and download.


The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority’s Seed Capital Matching Fund program has had a very high return on investment and has created and retained 300 jobs in the three years the program has existed, according to a February 2021 study of the program completed by Virginia Tech’s Center for Economic & Community Engagement.

To view and download the Virginia Tech VCEDA Seed Capital Matching Fund study.



In December 2018, VCEDA released the results of a study by Chmura Economics & Analytics showing the total annual economic impact of VCEDA is estimated to be $6.9 billion in 2018 supporting 37,311 jobs in Southwest Virginia. The study also illustrates efforts by VCEDA “have greatly accelerated diversification in the region,” and that without the jobs attracted to the region by VCEDA, the region’s unemployment rate would be more than three times higher. View and Download the Chmura study.


VCEDA commissioned the Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development to identify economic development opportunities in agriculture in the VCEDA region and to develop a strategic plan to carry out key strategies for this target industry. Results of the study were released in October 2017.

To view and download the VCEDA Agricultural Strategic Plan.

The Southwest Virginia’s e-Region ‘e’ brochure gives an overview of Southwest Virginia’s e-Region and how it focuses on the strategic components of modern business – electronic information technology, energy, education, emerging technologies and entrepreneurs. To download:


2021 Annual Report


The 2021 VCEDA Annual Report is available for download here or click on the graphic.






​2020 Annual Report

annual reportThe 2020 VCEDA Annual Report is available for download here or click on the graphic.






​2019 Annual Report

The 2019 VCEDA Annual Report is available for download here or click on the graphic.

If you would like copies of these publications sent to you, please contact us by phone, 800.735.9999, email, or by mail, Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority, P.O. Box 1060, Lebanon, VA 24266.