Resources

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Local Economic Development Partners


Local economic development offices are the primary public POC for economic development services; generally they are "portals" into services needed for business growth.

Amelia ED

Serving Amelia County
Website

Contact Information

Email
(804) 561-3039

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development

Brunswick ED

Serving Brunswick County, Town of Lawrenceville
Website

Contact Information

(434) 848-0248

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction

Buckingham ED

Serving Buckingham County
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 969-4242

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development

Charlotte ED

Serving Charlotte County
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 542-5117

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development

Cumberland ED

Serving Cumberland County
Website

Contact Information

Email
(804) 492-3625

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development

Danville ED

Serving City of Danville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 793-1753

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development
  • Financing & Grants

Halifax IDA

Serving Halifax County, Towns of Halifax, South Boston, Mecklenburg
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 575-1734

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development
  • Financing & Grants

Lunenburg ED

Serving Lunenburg County, Towns of Kenbridge, Victoria
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 696-2142

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development

Martinsville / Henry EDC

Serving Henry County, City of Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(276) 403-5940

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development
  • Tourism
  • Financing & Grants

Mecklenburg ED

Serving Mecklenburg County, Towns of Clarksville, Chase City, South Hill
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 738-6388

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development
  • Tourism

Chamber of Commerce Partners

Chambers of Commerce are generally membership organizations that serve as business networking organizations; they may be local or regional in nature. Chambers may be legislatively active.

Amelia County Chamber

Serving Amelia County
Website

Contact Information

(804) 608-6839

Business Services

  • Business Retention

Brunswick Chamber

Serving Brunswick County, Town of Lawrenceville
Website

Contact Information

Business Services

  • Business Retention

Buckingham Chamber

Serving Buckingham County
Website

Contact Information

(434) 983-2372

Business Services

  • Business Retention

Charlotte County Chamber

Serving Charlotte County, Towns of Drakes Branch, Charlotte Courthouse
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 568-0174

Business Services

  • Business Retention

Chase City Chamber

Serving Town of Chase City
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 372-0379

Business Services

  • Business Retention

Clarksville Chamber

Serving Town of Clarksville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 374-8174

Business Services

  • Business Retention

Danville / Pittsylvania Chamber

Serving Pittsylvania County, City of Danville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 836-6990

Business Services

  • Business Retention

Farmville Area Chamber

Serving Town of Farmville, County of Prince Edward
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 392-3939

Business Services

  • Business Retention

Halifax County Chamber

Serving Halifax County, Town of Halifax, South Boston
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 572-3085

Business Services

  • Business Retention

Lunenburg Chamber

Serving Lunenburg County
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 696-3626

Business Services

  • Business Retention

Local & Main Street Partners

Main Street communities are designated by the VDHCD and are geographically tied to downtown districts. Southern VA is home to five Main Street communities.

Blackstone Main Street

Serving Town of Blackstone
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 292-3041

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development
  • Financing & Grants
  • Training

Danville Main Street

Serving City of Danville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 791-0210

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development

Farmville Main Street

Serving the town of Farmville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 392-3060

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development
  • Tourism
  • Financing & Grants

Martinsville Henry Tourism

Serving Henry County and the city of Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(888) 722-3498

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Tourism

Martinsville Main Street

Serving City of Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(276) 632-5688

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development
  • Financing & Grants

Local & Tourism Partners

Tourism offices generally focus on encouraging visits by tourists for overnight or longer stays. They may be involved in property development. Some tourism functions are embedded in economic development offices. Southern Virginia has one regional tourism entity and several local entities. Their primary audience is tourists.

Discover Halifax

Serving Halifax County, Town of Halifax, South Boston
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 572-2543

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Tourism

Martinsville Henry Tourism

Serving Henry County and the city of Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(888) 722-3498

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Tourism

Patrick County Tourism

Serving Patrick County
Website

Contact Information

Email
(276) 694-6094

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Tourism

Virginia’s Retreat Regional Consortium

Serving the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward

Contact Information

Business Services

  • Tourism

Regional Economic Development

Regional ED organizations represent multi- jurisdictional footprints. Generally they focus on business attraction activities although some may also support existing business expansions and entrepreneurial development. Regional ED organizations typically represent labor market areas. They are typically the first point of entry for companies and for VEDP.

Southern Virginia Regional Alliance

Serving the counties of Halifax, Henry, Patrick, Pittsylvania and the cities of Danville and Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 766-6707

Business Services

  • Business Attraction
  • Research
  • Regional Strategy

Virginia’s Growth Alliance

Serving the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Greensville, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Prince Edward
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 200-8066

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development
  • Research
  • Regional Strategy

Planning District Commissions

Planning District Commissions are state-enabled regions that focus on research and strategic planning activities to support local and regional development. They apply for and administer a variety of grants.

Commonwealth Regional Council

Serving the counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Lunenburg, Prince Edward
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 392-6104

Business Services

  • Regional Strategy

Southside PDC

Serving the counties of Brunswick, Halifax, Mecklenburg Towns of South Boston, South Hill
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 447-7101

Business Services

  • Financing & Grants
  • Research
  • Regional Strategy

West Piedmont PDC

Serving the counties of Franklin, Henry, Patrick, Pittsylvania Town of Rocky Mount Cities of Danville, Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(276) 638-3987

Business Services

  • Financing & Grants
  • Research
  • Regional Strategy

Regional Foundations

Community Foundations are generally focused on mission-driven investments based on needs of the region that is represented. Southern Virginia has two such entities that interact with economic development.

Amelia ED

Serving Amelia County
Website

Contact Information

Email
(804) 561-3039

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development

Brunswick ED

Serving Brunswick County, Town of Lawrenceville
Website

Contact Information

(434) 848-0248

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction

Buckingham ED

Serving Buckingham County
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 969-4242

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development

Charlotte ED

Serving Charlotte County
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 542-5117

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development

Cumberland ED

Serving Cumberland County
Website

Contact Information

Email
(804) 492-3625

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development

Danville ED

Serving City of Danville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 793-1753

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development
  • Financing & Grants

Halifax IDA

Serving Halifax County, Towns of Halifax, South Boston, Mecklenburg
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 575-1734

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development
  • Financing & Grants

Lunenburg ED

Serving Lunenburg County, Towns of Kenbridge, Victoria
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 696-2142

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development

Martinsville / Henry EDC

Serving Henry County, City of Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(276) 403-5940

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development
  • Tourism
  • Financing & Grants

Mecklenburg ED

Serving Mecklenburg County, Towns of Clarksville, Chase City, South Hill
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 738-6388

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development
  • Tourism

Community Colleges

Community Colleges are entities that offer on-ramps to higher education and also provide customized technical training.

Danville Community College

Serving Pittsylvania County, City of Danville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(800) 560-4291

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Small Business Development
  • Financing & Grants
  • Training
  • Regional Strategy

Patrick Henry Community College

Serving the counties of Henry, Patrick and the City of Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(276) 638-8777

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Small Business Development
  • Financing & Grants
  • Training
  • Regional Strategy

Southside Virginia Community College

Serving the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward
Website

Contact Information

Email
Alberta (434) 949-1000, South Hill (434) 736-2000

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Small Business Development
  • Financing & Grants
  • Training
  • Regional Strategy

Four Year Institutions

Four-year higher education partners degree-granting institutions that are focused on providing life- long learning opportunities as well as selected research and support for businesses.

Danville Community College

Serving Pittsylvania County, City of Danville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(800) 560-4291

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Small Business Development
  • Financing & Grants
  • Training
  • Regional Strategy

Patrick Henry Community College

Serving the counties of Henry, Patrick and the City of Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(276) 638-8777

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Small Business Development
  • Financing & Grants
  • Training
  • Regional Strategy

Southside Virginia Community College

Serving the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward
Website

Contact Information

Email
Alberta (434) 949-1000, South Hill (434) 736-2000

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Small Business Development
  • Financing & Grants
  • Training
  • Regional Strategy

Higher Education Centers

Higher Education Centers are conduits for conferring degrees from higher ed partners outside the footprint. These centers also may conduct research, package workforce development training, and serve as a connection with K-12 entities. Southern Virginia has three higher education centers.

Institute for Advanced Learning & Research

Serving the counties of Halifax, Henry, Patrick, Pittsylvania, and the cities of Danville and Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 766-6700

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development
  • Research
  • Training
  • Regional Strategy

New College Institute

Serving county of Henry and the City of Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(276) 403-5600

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development
  • Research
  • Training
  • Regional Strategy

Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

Serving the counties of Charlotte, Halifax and Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 572-5440

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development
  • Research
  • Training

State Agencies

State agencies in this matrix are agencies which have designated regional support for their specific function.

Center for Innovative Technology

Serving the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, and the cities of Danville and Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(703) 689-3000

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Small Business Development
  • Financing & Grants
  • Research
  • Regional Strategy

Genedge

Serving the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, and the cities of Danville and Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(276) 666-8890 ext. 221

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Small Business Development
  • Research
  • Training

Longwood Small Business Development Center

Serving the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Prince Edward
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 395-2086

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Small Business Development
  • Research
  • Regional Strategy

Southern Virginia GO Region 3

Serving the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, and the cities of Danville and Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 441-7101

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development
  • Financing & Grants
  • Regional Strategy

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

Serving the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, and the cities of Danville and Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(804) 371-7000

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Small Business Development
  • Tourism
  • Financing & Grants
  • Research
  • Regional Strategy

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Serving the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, and the cities of Danville and Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(804) 545-5600

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Financing & Grants
  • Research
  • Training

Virginia Tobacco Commission

Serving the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, and the cities of Danville and Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(804) 225-2027

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Small Business Development
  • Financing & Grants
  • Regional Strategy

Virginia Tourism Corporation

Serving the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, and the cities of Danville and Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(804) 545-5500

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Small Business Development
  • Tourism
  • Financing & Grants
  • Regional Strategy

Private Partners

Private organizations that specifically support economic development outcomes through a variety of services.

Dominion Virginia Power

Serving the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, and the cities of Danville and Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction

MidAtlantic Broadband (MBC)

Serving the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, and the cities of Danville and Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 570-1300

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Financing & Grants
  • Regional Strategy

Old Dominion Electric Cooperatives

Serving the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, and the cities of Danville and Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(804) 747-0592

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Business Attraction
  • Financing & Grants

Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Serving the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, and the cities of Danville and Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(804) 644-1607

Business Services

  • Business Retention
  • Small Business Development
  • Research
  • Regional Strategy

Innovation

Innovation entities are organizations that focus on utilizing technology, research, funding, and other tools that advance business development through innovation in product development.

FabLab

Serving the counties of Henry, Patrick and the cities of Danville and Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 572-5440

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Small Business Development
  • Research

HAAS Performance Center

Serving the counties of Henry, Patrick, Pittsylvania and the cities of Danville and Martinsville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 797-8442

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Small Business Development
  • Training

ModSim Center of Excellence

Serving the counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania and the city of Danville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 575-1734

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Small Business Development
  • Research

National Tire Research Center

Serving the counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania and the city of Danville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 766-6644

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Small Business Development
  • Research
  • Regional Strategy

R&D CAMEE

Serving the counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania and the city of Danville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 572-5440

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Small Business Development
  • Research

Southern Virginia Product Advancement Center

Serving the city of Halifax
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 575-1734

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Small Business Development
  • Research

SOVA Motion

Serving the counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania and the city of Danville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 766-6644

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Business Retention
  • Small Business Development
  • Research

The Launch Place

Serving the counties of Pittsylvania and the city of Danville
Website

Contact Information

Email
(434) 799-5491

Business Services

  • Business Growth
  • Small Business Development
  • Financing & Grants
  • Regional Strategy