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Community Economic Development Awards (CEDA)
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We all know that economic development is not a solo practice.  We team with government, the private sector, and countless others to make our communities competitive. Several years ago, the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) instituted a new awards program that recognized outstanding communities for their efforts in advancing the economic viability of their communities through economic and community development programs. 

The CEDA program recognizes the best practices and exceptional contributions of communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia for the following efforts:

  • Business Retention and Expansion
  • Business Recruitment
  • Community Development
  • Community Involvement

Nominating and Selection Criteria for Virginia’s 2018 CEDA Program are provided via CEDA Guidelines. The winners will be announced and recognized in Richmond at VEDA’s Spring Conference on Friday, April 13, 2018.    

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

So that we may continue to learn from each other, VEDA’s Board of Directors and the CEDA Selection Committee urge you to identify an eligible success story in your community and nominate it for consideration TODAY! 

ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 23, 2018.

- Traci Blido, CEDA Selection Committee Chairman, Bedford County


SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION USING THE FORM BELOW





Nominations may be submitted by any VEDA member for communities based on the population category and criteria provided above. To make a nomination, upload a brief description of the economic development efforts and accomplishments (projects and programs). Within this description, address the awards criterion of innovativeness, transferability, community commitment, measured objectives, and secondary benefits. NOMINATIONS MUST BE LIMITED TO NO MORE THAN FOUR CONVENTIONALLY FORMATTED 8.5" X 11" PAGES and MUST BE UPLOADED ELECTRONICALLY AS ONE PDF DOCUMENT. Photographs, graphics, or other supporting information must be included in the 4-PAGE MAXIMUM PDF document.
All the following information is for the VEDA Member submitting the nomination form:

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