The Virginia Institute for Economic Development (VIED) provides training in the economic development process and outlines how this process is used to benefit Virginia's cities, counties, and towns in furthering economic growth and prosperity. During this two-day course, industry professionals will focus on the fundamentals of economic development and set the stage for what the fundamentals mean to economic developers in Virginia. Participants will get a picture of "who to call" and "how to get things done" as economic developers in Virginia.

The VIED program is designed to serve the needs of new economic development professionals; economic development staff; and economic development professionals new to Virginia. Local government officials and volunteer community leaders can benefit as well!

  • Learn about the four fundamentals of economic development: business recruitment; business retention and expansion; entrepreneurship and small business development; and tourism.
  • Learn how technology enables the four fundamentals of economic development.
  • Learn how Virginia's history and public policy impact the Commonwealth's economic development programs at a local, regional, and state level.
  • Learn strategies to build assets in your community.
  • Learn the role that partners play in the economic development process.

Important Information:
For further information about the Institute, please visit our website at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/vida/ or contact Connie Long at e-mail connie@associationbuilders.com. For more information regarding registration procedures, contact the conference registrar at (540) 231-5182





Website: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/vied/


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Section Title
Virginia Institute for Economic Development
8:30AM to 6:00PM
Sep 25, 2019
8:30AM to 12:30PM
Sep 26, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Off Campus
567291 Standard Registration non-credit $425.00
Section Notes

The Embassy Suites By Hilton
2925 Emerywood Parkway
Richmond, Virginia 23294

Lodging: A block of lodging rooms has been reserved at a special rate of $139/night plus applicable taxes (for all room types). Check in time is 4:00 pm; check out time is 12:00 pm. Parking is free. To ensure availability and rate, please call the hotel directly at 1-804-672-8585 by September 9, 2019, and identify yourself as part of VIED 2019.

Day 1
Breakfast 7:00 am
Registration 8:00-8:30 am
Course Instruction 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Reception 5:00-6:00 pm

Day 2
Breakfast 7:30 am
Course Instruction 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $60.00 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date.

For More Information: Visit our website: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/vied/

Should you have any questions concerning your registration, please contact Conference Registration at 540-231-5182 or email cpeinfo@vt.edu.

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