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Wednesday, December 1, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – December 1, 2021 - The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA), the lead organization for economic development in the U.S. Virgin Islands, announces that is sponsoring one of two webinars in the webinar series, the "2022 Workforce...
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 ›       CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – November 23, 2021 - To assist the U.S. Virgin Islands community in learning more about historic preservation, its role in the USVI and its influence on economic development, the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority's Enterprise Zone...
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 ›      CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – November 23, 2021 - The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) continues to be a Neighborhood Champion in the Shop Small Business Initiative launched by the American Express Company across the nation. It kicks-off on the day...
Friday, November 19, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – November 19, 2021 — On Tuesday, November 23, 2021 beginning at 9AM AST, the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) Board of Directors will meet for a Governing Board Decision Meeting for the VIEDA, the VI Economic Development...
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 ›      CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – November 10, 2021 — On Tuesday, November 16, 2021 beginning at 9AM AST, the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) Board of Directors will meet for a Public Hearing for the V.I. Economic Development Commission (VIEDC), and a...
Monday, October 25, 2021 ›   CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – October 25, 2021 — On Thursday, October 28, 2021 beginning at 9AM AST, the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) Board of Directors will meet for a Governing Board Decision Meeting for the V.I. Economic Development Commission (...
Monday, October 18, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands – October 15, 2021 – The world of technology continued to be wide open with opportunities for more than 30 young people ages 11-18, their parents and guardians as they participated in the 2021 virtual Young CEO Camp with instructor and Small...
Friday, October 8, 2021 ›      CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – October 8, 2021 — On Tuesday, October 12, 2021 beginning at 9AM AST, the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) Board of Directors will meet for a Public Hearing for the VIEDA and the VI Economic Development Commission (VIEDC...
Thursday, October 7, 2021 ›      CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – October 7, 2021 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority’s (VIEDA) Business Incubator Program invites parents, guardians and young people ages 11 through 18 to register for a Young CEO Camp led camp presenter and Small Business...
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands – October 6, 2021 – To provide U.S. Virgin Islands entrepreneurs with information about how to become bonded and be awarded more contracts for local projects in the USVI, the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA), in partnership...
Monday, September 20, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands – September 20, 2021 – Wayne L. Biggs, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (“VIEDA”), announces that the VIEDA office in the District of St. Thomas-St. John in Nisky Center will be closed to the public...
Friday, September 17, 2021 ›      CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – September 16, 2021 -- Wayne L. Biggs, Jr., chief executive officer of the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA), announces that Rosa Thomas has been hired as the new Assistant Chief Executive Officer of the VIEDA. Ms. Thomas...
Thursday, September 16, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – September 16, 2021 - To assist local entrepreneurs with learning how to globally market and export their products and services, the Enterprise Zone Commission (EZC) will host a free Export Training course for these entrepreneurs this weekend...
Thursday, September 16, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – September 16, 2021 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority’s Business Incubator Program will be launching a free Small Business Camp with presenter Andrew Morrison for adults and young entrepreneurs in September 2021.  Due to the...
Friday, September 3, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – September 3, 2021 — The Governing Board Decision Meeting for the V.I. Economic Development Commission (VIEDC) and other entities of the V.I. Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) scheduled for Thursday, September 9, 2021 has been cancelled until...
Thursday, August 26, 2021 › Christiansted, U. S. Virgin Islands – August 26, 2021 – In June of 2021, the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) sought proposals from highly qualified consultants for a Global Marketing Campaign Consultant, RFP No. 2021-003-USVIEDA. The goal of this initiative is to develop a...
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 ›     CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – August 25, 2021 – The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) advises the general public that VIEDA office employees on St. Thomas continue to work remotely as of August 25, 2021. The St. Thomas office in the Nisky Center remains...
Monday, August 23, 2021 ›      CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – August 23, 2021 — On Thursday, August 26, 2021 beginning at 9AM AST, the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) Board of Directors will meet for a Governing Board Meeting. This decision meeting will be held for the VIEDA...
Monday, August 23, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – August 21, 2021 – The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) alerts the general public that due to a reported positive COVID-19 case, the VIEDA office in the St. Thomas-St. John district will be closed until further notice. VIEDA staff will...
Friday, August 20, 2021 ›    Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – August 20, 2021 – Wayne L. Biggs, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority, issues the following statement on the passing of Netfa “Tafa” Romain: "The VIEDA team and I join the U.S. Virgin Islands...
Thursday, August 19, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands - August 19, 2021 – The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) continues to host its, "Lunch and Learn: VIEDA Webinar Series" in August and September 2021 on programs and services offered by the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority...
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 ›    CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands - August 17, 2021 -- To provide clients an opportunity for more direct, real-time engagement in the application process for the USVI economic development tax incentive program, and in response to client feedback and requests, the Virgin Islands...
Friday, August 13, 2021 ›      CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – August 16, 2021 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority's (VIEDA) Business Incubator Program will host two webinars for entrepreneurs and start-up this month. This is the second webinar to be led by St. Croix native and entrepreneur Jed...
Thursday, August 12, 2021 ›    Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands – August 12, 2021 — In June of 2021, the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) released RFP No. 2021-004-USVIEDA for an Energy Sector Analysis Consultant. The goal of the Energy Sector Analysis is to identify investment opportunities...
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – August 10, 2021 — On Thursday, August 12, 2021 beginning at 9AM AST, the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) Board of Directors will meet for a V.I. Economic Development Commission Public Hearing to hear presentations from...
Friday, July 30, 2021 ›     CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands – July 30, 2021 -- Kelly Thompson Webbe and Monique T. Samuel were recently appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of the Economic Development Bank (EDB), respectively, at the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (...
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 ›     CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – July 27, 2021 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will host Part II of the webinar titled, "AT&T to Liberty Mobile USVI Transition", on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 10AM AST. This webinar will be held via Zoom - a software-...
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – July 14, 2021 — The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) Board of Directors will meet for a Governing Board Decision Meeting for the VI Economic Development Commission (VIEDC) on Thursday, July 22, 2021 beginning at 9AM AST. At...
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – July 13, 2021 -- Do you own a restaurant, bar or a service type of business? In celebrating the 31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA) in partnership with the Disability...
Friday, July 9, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – July 8, 2021 – The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) advises the general public that the VIEDA office in the St. Thomas-St. John district will be closed on Friday, July 9, 2021 and operations are expected to resume at 8AM on Monday, July...
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – July 7, 2021 – Wayne L. Biggs, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (“VIEDA”), announces that the VIEDA office in the Districts of St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix will be closed to the public on Thursday, July 8...
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – July 7, 2021 — The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) Board of Directors will meet for a Governing Board Decision Meeting for the VI Economic Development Commission (VIEDC) and the Economic Development Bank (EDB) on Thursday,...
Monday, June 28, 2021 ›   Request for Proposal:  RFP-2021-004-USVIEDA  The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (“USVIEDA”) is seeking proposals from highly qualified consulting firms to assist the U.S. Virgin Islands in its efforts to create an Energy Sector Analysis. A consultant is needed to develop a...
Monday, June 28, 2021 › Request for Proposal:  RFP-2021-005-USVIEDA  The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (“USVIEDA”) is seeking proposals from highly qualified consulting firms to assist the Virgin Islands of the United States (“U.S. Virgin Islands” or “Territory”) in its efforts to design and deliver an...
Monday, June 28, 2021 › Request for Proposal:  RFP-2021-003-USVIEDA  The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (“USVIEDA”) is seeking proposals from highly qualified consulting firms to assist the Virgin Islands of the United States (“U.S. Virgin Islands” or “Territory”) in its effort to develop a global marketing...
Friday, June 25, 2021 ›       CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – June 25, 2021 – The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority’s (VIEDA) Enterprise Zone Commission (EZC), in partnership with the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ (VIDPNR) Virgin Islands Council on the Arts (...
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – June 22, 2021 — The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) Board of Directors will meet for a Governing Board Decision Meeting for the VI Economic Development Commission (VIEDC) on Thursday, June 24, 2021 beginning at 9AM AST. At...
Friday, June 4, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – June 4, 2021 - Prospective business investors will get an inside look into the benefits of doing business in the U.S. Virgin Islands along with an invitation to consider a United States territory in the Caribbean as a prime destination for...
Friday, June 4, 2021 ›   CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – June 4, 2021 — A Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority Board of Directors will meet for a V.I. Economic Development Commission (VIEDC) Public Hearing and a Governing Board Decision Meeting for the VIEDC, VIEDA and the Enterprise Zone...
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 › Christiansted, USVI, June 2, 2021-- The Virgin Islands 20-year economic development plan, officially known as “Vision 2040”, was unveiled to the public on March 30, 2021. Since released, the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) has been diligently working on Vision 2040 in...
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – June 1, 2021 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority's (VIEDA) Business Incubator Program is inviting entrepreneurs, start-ups, and those interested in starting a business to virtually attend this week's "Wednesday Webinars" titled, "Learn about...
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 ›           CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – May 19, 2021 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) - in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) - is inviting business owners and restaurateurs to virtually attend this week's "Wednesday Webinars" titled...
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – May 12, 2021 – The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) advises the general public that the telephone services at the VIEDA offices on St. Thomas and St. Croix have been restored.  For assistance, the general public may call the VIEDA office...
Monday, May 10, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – May 10, 2021 — A Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority Board of Directors will meet for a V.I. Economic Development Commission (VIEDC) Public Hearing and a Governing Board Decision Meeting for the VIEDC and the Economic Development Bank (EDB) on ...
Monday, May 10, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – May 10, 2021 – The U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA) advises the general public that telephone services at the USVIEDA offices on St. Thomas and St. Croix are having issues. When the issues are resolved, the general...
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 ›       CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – April 28, 2021 -- To wrap up the four-month E-Marketing Training Course series hosted by the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the U.S. Virgin Islands small business...
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 ›                                   CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – April 27, 2021 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will host a webinar titled, "AT&T to Liberty Mobile USVI Transition", on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 10AM AST. This webinar will be held via...
Monday, April 26, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – April 23, 2021 — A Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority Board of Directors will meet for a V.I. Economic Development Commission (VIEDC) Public Hearing and a Governing Board Decision Meeting for the VIEDC, VI Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) and...
Monday, April 19, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – April 19, 2021 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) - in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) - is inviting business owners and restaurateurs to virtually attend this week's "Wednesday Webinars" titled, "SBA...
Monday, April 19, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – April 19, 2021  USVI-made products - designed and crafted by talented and innovative small manufacturers and artisans - will be ready once again for purchase by U.S. Virgin Islands residents and visitors in April. The Enterprise Zone Commission (...
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – April 14, 2021 – The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority’s (VIEDA) Enterprise Zone Commission (EZC), in partnership with the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ (VIDPNR) Virgin Islands Council on the Arts (VICA), is seeking...
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – April 13, 2021 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) - in partnership with the Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands (DRCVI) - is inviting the community to virtually attend "Wednesday Webinars" for webinar titled, "Stress and...
Friday, April 9, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – April 8, 2021 — A Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority Board of Directors will meet for a VI Economic Development Commission (VIEDC) Public Hearing and a Governing Board Decision Meeting for the VIEDC and the Economic Development Bank (EDB) on ...
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – April 5, 2021 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) - in partnership with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) - will virtually host their fifth in its series of E-Marketing webinars for businesses, specifically with a...
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 › Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands – March 31, 2021 — Reach full employment, adding 1100 net new jobs each year between now and 2030. Increase the population by 10 percent from the 2020 census. Raise the share of locally sourced food from three percent to 35 percent. Generate 75 percent of the...
Monday, March 29, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – March 29, 2021 – Wayne L. Biggs, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (“VIEDA”), announces that the VIEDA offices in the St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix districts will temporarily cease remote work operations on...
Thursday, March 25, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – March 25, 2021 — “Vision 2040,” the 20-year economic plan for the U.S. Virgin Islands, has been completed and will be summarized in a public presentation next Tuesday, March 30 featuring Governor Albert Bryan Jr., the VI Economic Development Authority CEO...
Monday, March 22, 2021 › It’s that time again!  As promised, the Office of the Governor invites you to Part #2 of the Community Business Forum series, with the goal of “Putting Businesses Back Together.”  As other US Territories have been doing, the USVI business community needs to review how to diversify and adapt its...
Monday, March 22, 2021 ›   CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – March 22, 2021 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) - in partnership with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) - is inviting local small businesses, entrepeneurs and startups to their fourth webinar in its 4-month...
Friday, March 12, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – March 12, 2021 — A Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority Board of Directors will meet for an Emergency Board Meeting on Monday, March 15, 2021  beginning at 12:30PM AST. This meeting will be held primarily in executive session to discuss legal matters...
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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 ›   CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – March 8, 2021 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) - in partnership with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) - will virtually host a third in its series of E-Marketing webinars for businesses, this time with a...
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 ›   CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – March 7, 2021 — A Governing Board Decision Meeting is scheduled for the V.I. Economic Development Commission (VIEDC) on Thursday, March 11, 2021 beginning at 9AM. At this meeting, the Board of Directors will consider applications and compliance matters...
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 ›   CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – March 9, 2021 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) - in partnership with the Disability International Economic Development Council (IEDC) - will virtually host "Wednesday Webinars" for businesses titled, "Americans with Disabilities...
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – February 23, 2021 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) - in partnership with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) - announce the second webinar in a four-month series of E-Marketing webinars for businesses titled, "...
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – February 23, 2021 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority's (VIEDA) Business Incubator Program will host a webinar for entrepreneurs on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 5PM to 9PM. This is the second webinar to be led by St. Croix native and...
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – February 23, 2021 — A Governing Board Decision Meeting for the Virgin Islands Economic Development Commission is scheduled for Thursday, February 25, 2021 beginning at 9AM along with the Enterprise Zone Commission's Annual Meeting. At the VIEDC Board meeting...
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – February 17, 2021 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA) in partnership with the Small Business Administration (US SBA) will host the “Wednesday Webinars” for small businesses in the territory titled, “Economic Aid Act Overview and...
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 ›   CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – February 9, 2021 -- The U.S. Virgin Islands small business community can look forward to another series of informative, dynamic and engaging webinars beginning in February 2021. The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) Business Incubator...
Friday, February 5, 2021 ›   CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – February 5, 2021 — A Public Hearing and Governing Board Decision Meeting are scheduled for the V.I. Economic Development Commission on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 beginning at 9AM. At this meeting, the Board of Directors will consider applications and...
Thursday, February 4, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – February 4, 2021 -- To kick off its four-month series of E-Marketing webinars, the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) - in partnership with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) - will virtually host their first in a series...
Thursday, February 4, 2021 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands - February 4, 2021 – U.S. Virgin Islands entrepreneurs looking to discover, or expand on, digital marketing and communication strategies to enhance the quality and growth of their business will be able to take advantage of a four-month, scheduled series of...
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 ›   CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – February 2, 2021 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA) in partnership with the Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands (DRCVI) and the Northeast ADA will host this week's “Wednesday Webinars” titled, Americans with...
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 ›   CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – January 26, 2021 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA) in partnership with the Small Business Administration (US SBA) will host the first informational webinar for “Wednesday Webinars” for small businesses in the territory titled...