- Business One Stop now includes a special GATE subsite for prospective entrepreneurs!


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September 2012:

9/4/12 – Business.usa federal government portal adds BOS and CIT to its resource listings.

March 2012:

3/22/12 – The Small Business Resource Guide is now available for download in both PDF and iBook formats!

3/13/12 – SBA Names Virginia Company as 2012 Virginia Small Business of the Year

October 2011:

10/13/11 - The Governor's Small Business Summit was a great success. Videos are available online for those that missed it!

August 2011:

8/24/11 – The August Survey Results are available from VirginiaDBA Business Information Systems

June 2011:

6/30/11 – Washington County Job Fair 2011 and PSA a Huge Success

6/28/11 – Virginia Named America's "Top State for Business" by CNBC

April 2011:

4/6/11 – YWCA to honor VDBA business manager, Sandy Ratliff

January 2011:

1/19/11 – VEDA Endorses Governor's Budget Initiatives Including Funds to Expand Small Businesses and Train Workers in Virginia

December 2010:

12/20/10 – U.S. Department of Treasury Posts Guidance for the State Small Business Credit Initiative "SSBCI" (.pdf)

12/7/10 – VDBA attends Virginia Economic Developers Association’s Membership Luncheon and Annual Meeting

November 2010:

11/19/10 – Tillväxtverket Project Lead Wraps-Up Exploratory Visit to Virginia

11/17/10 – Virginia Castings has Reopened Doors with Assistance of VDBA loan & VJIP

October 2010:

10/16/10 – Virginia Exhibits at Western China International Trade Fair: Over 400,000 Attendees!

August 2010:

08/30/10 – RFP Issued for Blacksburg Office Park

08/27/10 – Valley Visit Highlights DBA Programs (.doc)

08/4/10 – ADP jobs report Supports DBA Strategy (.doc)

July 2010:

07/26/10 – Governor Lauds VDBA at Commission Meeting (.doc)

April 2010:

07/26/10 – VSBFA Presents Loan Check to Martinsville Company

September 2009:

09/23/09 – Virginia Jobs Investment Program Cited by Forbes.com in ranking Virginia Number One

Other Notable Releases:

Congratulations to the 2010 Resilience Awards Winners!

Both VDBA's Virginia Jobs Investment Program Team and Business Information Services Team were nominated for the Metropolitan Business League's"Pursuit of Excellence Award."

VDBA's statewide Entrepreneur Express program was nominated for an "Innovations in American Government" Award presented by the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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News from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership

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Check out the August 2011 Survey Results and Prize Drawing! Thanks to all who participated!

Notable Press Releases:

The Council for Rural Virginia Awards Entrepreneur Express the 2010 Best Practices Award

Bristol Herald-Courier Covers Smyth County EE

TV3 in Winchester Visits Clarke County EE


The Southwest Virginia Entrepreneur Express program was nominated for the Jerry W. Davis Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence. This award is sponsored by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) at the University of North Alabama. There are 25 Virginia counties and 8 Virginia cities in the ARC region. VDBA's partner, the Blue Ridge Crossroads Development Authority (BRCEDA) in Galax won the award. Congratulations!

Team Member Congratulations:

Kathy Dolan and Tammy Farmer were members of the BIS team recognized for their innovation in outreach to SWaM (small, woman and minority-owned) businesses. Tiffany Taylor-Minor and Serwa Lee, formerly of VDBA and BIS, were also members of the team recognized by the Governor.

Sandy Ratliff, Business Services Manager for VDBA's Abingdon office shared the stage with Trenton Hightower, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development Services, Virginia Community College System, to present A Winning Combination: Partnerships that Produce.

Ms. Ratliff also presented Entrepreneurship Plus (ePlus) at Virginia Western Community College with Dr. Chuck Terrell, Vice President Workforce Development, Virginia Western Community College.


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Click here to see press releases issued by the Governor for the latest economic development announcements.

VJIP Cited by Forbes.com! Virginia is Rated #1--Again!

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