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Friday, June 26, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – June 26, 2020 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA), in partnership with the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC), announces that the deadline for small-business owners in the U.S. Virgin Islands to...
Thursday, June 25, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – June 25, 2020 - The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will host a free webinar for business owners, entrepreneurs, independent contractors, and 1099 employees titled, “Unemployment Insurance Updates” at 10AM on Wednesday, July...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – June 24, 2020 — A Public Hearing is scheduled for 9AM on Thursday, June 25, 2020 for the Enterprise Zone Commission. A Governing Board Decision meeting will also be held for the V.I. Economic Development Authority (VIEDA), the Economic Development Bank (EDB)...
Monday, June 22, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – June 22, 2020 - The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will host a free webinar titled, “How to Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program through the Economic Development Bank” at 10AM on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.         This...
Monday, June 22, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – June 22, 2020 - The Economic Development Bank (EDB), an entity of the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA), is the sixth lending institution in the U.S. Virgin Islands authorized to participate in distributing loans to small...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – June 16, 2020 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will host a free, informational webinar titled, “VIEDA Resources for Businesses During COVID-19 and Beyond”, at 10AM on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.         This webinar will be...
Monday, June 15, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – June 15, 2020 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA), invites qualified individuals to submit proposals to create the 20 year economic vision plan for the U.S. Virgin Islands. The scope of work is to create a transformative...
Friday, June 12, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – June 12, 2020 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) and the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) invite small business owners in the U.S. Virgin Islands to participate in a second Small Business Impact...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – June 10, 2020 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) announced yesterday that VIEDA CEO Kamal I. Latham has resigned, effective July 20, 2020. Wayne Biggs, Jr., Assistant CEO/Chief Operating Officer, has been named as the...
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – June 9, 2020 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will host a free informational webinar titled, “Nonprofits and Religious Institutions COVID-19 Assistance” at 10AM on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.           This webinar will be...
Friday, June 5, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – June 5, 2020 — A Public Hearing is scheduled for 9AM on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 for the V.I. Economic Development Commission (VIEDC). A Governing Board Decision meeting will also be held for the VIEDC, V.I. Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) and the...
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – June 2, 2020 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will host a second free informational webinar for restauranteurs. The webinar titled, “Shifting and Resources for Restaurants during COVID-19”, will be held at 10AM on Wednesday, June...
Friday, May 29, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – May 29, 2020 -- Amidst the global coronavirus pandemic, the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority’s EDC Program continues to promote economic growth and job creation by approving tax incentives to attract a $25 million capital investment projected...
Friday, May 29, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands - May 28, 2020 - The U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA) advises the general public that the USVIEDA office in the districts of St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix will be closed on Friday, May 29, 2020.   The VIEDA appreciates the...
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – May 26, 2020 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will host a free informational webinar titled, “Shifting and Resources for Restaurants during COVID-19” at 10AM on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.         This webinar will be conducted via...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 › ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Public Assistance Program has approved $362,639 in funding for exterior and interior repairs to the Fleming House in Frederiksted, which houses the offices of the U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – May 19, 2020 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will host a free informational webinar titled, “Nonprofits COVID-19 Assistance” at 10AM on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.         This webinar will be conducted via Zoom, a software-based...
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – May 12, 2020 – To assist local small businesses in remaining in good standing as Eligible Suppliers of the Virgin Islands Economic Development Commission (VIEDC), Chief Executive Officer of the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority, Kamal...
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – May 12, 2020 -- The upcoming Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) free informational webinar titled, "Small-Business COVID-19 Financing Updates", will include a live question and answer segment for the Spanish-speaking small-business...
Friday, May 8, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – May 8, 2020 --The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) approved an additional 723 loans totaling $52,042,710 in funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for U.S. Virgin Islands small businesses as of Tuesday, May 5, 2020.   USVI small-...
Friday, May 8, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – May 8, 2020 – The U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA) advises the general public that the telephone services at the USVIEDA offices on St. Thomas and St. Croix are temporarily unavailable.  Until technical issues are...
Friday, May 8, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – May 8, 2020 -- The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) is currently accepting online applications from eligible U.S. Virgin Islands Agricultural small businesses for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program.   Eligible USVI...
Thursday, May 7, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – May 7, 2020 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will host a free informational webinar titled, "Small-Business COVID-19 Financing Updates", at 10AM on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.           This webinar will be conducted via Zoom, a...
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – May 6, 2020 — Governing Board Decision Meetings are scheduled for 9AM on Thursday, May 7, 2020 for the V.I. Economic Development Commission (VIEDC) and the V.I. Economic Development Authority (VIEDA).   The Board of Directors will decide on applications...
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – May 5, 2020 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will host an informational webinar titled, "Entrepreneur Health & Safety in the Workplace", at 10AM on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 for USVI small-business owners.         This webinar...
Friday, May 1, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – April 30, 2020 --The United States Small Business Administration (U.S. SBA) received additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on Monday April 27, 2020.   On Thursday, April 23, 2020, the House voted overwhelmingly to pass legislation...
Monday, April 27, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – La Agencia Federal de Pequeños Negocios (SBA por sus siglas en inglés) se unirá a Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) el miércoles, 29 de abril a las 10:00 AM para llevar a cabo un taller en línea en español sobre las opciones de...
Monday, April 27, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – The U.S. Small Business Administration will join the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority on Wednesday, April 29 at 10:00 AM, to conduct a Spanish webinar on SBA’s funding options available to U.S. Virgin Islands small businesses impacted by COVID-19...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 › The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) and the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) have confirmation from the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) that as of April 16, 2020, there are 240 approved Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan...
Friday, April 17, 2020 › The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will host an informational webinar at 10AM on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 for USVI small business owners. Webinar participants will learn about available resources for farmers during the current impact of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19)....
Monday, April 13, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – April 11, 2020 — A Public Hearing is scheduled for 9AM on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 for the V.I. Economic Development Commission (VIEDC). A Governing Board Decision meeting will also be held for the VIEDC, V.I. Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) and the...
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 › The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will host an informational webinar at 10AM on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, for USVI small business owners. These business owners will learn how to apply for disaster assistance programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (U.S....
Friday, April 3, 2020 › Good day Valued Business Owner, Thank you for doing business in the U.S. Virgin Islands! COVID-19 has created challenges not only for this Territory but for the rest of the world. At this time, safeguarding the health of our families, colleagues, clients, and partners is of the utmost importance...
Friday, April 3, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – April 1, 2020 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) extends the deadline for small business owners in the U.S. Virgin Islands to participate in a Small-Business Impact Survey to 5PM on Sunday, April 5, 2020. This survey aims to assess...
Thursday, April 2, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – April 2, 2020 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA), by and through the Enterprise Zone Commission (EZC), invites qualified individuals to submit proposals to assist farmers in increasing the soil productivity, consistency,...
Monday, March 30, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands – March 30 2020 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will repeat its free, highly -popular informational webinar at 11AM on Thursday, April 2, 2020 for USVI small business owners in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19)...
Friday, March 27, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – March 27, 2020 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) invites small business owners in the U.S. Virgin Islands to participate in a Small Business Impact Survey to assess how the coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected the small...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – March 25, 2020 -- The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will conduct a free 30-minute informational webinar at 10AM on Thursday, March 26, 2020 for USVI small business owners in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...
Saturday, March 21, 2020 › The Public Hearing for the V.I. Economic Development Commission (VIEDC) and a Governing Board Decision Meeting for the VIEDC, VI Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) and the Economic Development Bank (EDB) originally scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2020 have been rescheduled for 9AM on Monday,...
Friday, March 20, 2020 › U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS—The following is a transcript of Governor Albert Bryan Jr.’s statement at the Thursday, March 19, press conference on the Territory’s response to the COVID-19 virus: Click here to view.
Thursday, March 19, 2020 › The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI —March 17, 2020 —To help ensure the safety and well-being of the U.S. Virgin Islands community, its staff, clients, and stakeholders, the U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA) has adjusted its operations on both St. Thomas and St. Croix due...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – March 11, 2020 — The Public Hearing for the V.I. Economic Development Commission (VIEDC) and a Governing Board Decision Meeting for the VIEDC and the Economic Development Bank (EDB) scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2020 have been postponed until further...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – March 10, 2020 — A Public Hearing is scheduled for 9AM on Thursday, March 12, 2020 for the V.I. Economic Development Commission (VIEDC). A Governing Board Decision meeting will also be held for the VIEDC and the Economic Development Bank (EDB).   The Board...
Thursday, February 27, 2020 › CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands - February 26, 2020 -- Local private-sector employers will have an opportunity to engage in dynamic discussions about training services for employers, wage reimbursements for eligible new hires, and collaborative partnerships for improving business...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 ›   Farmers and Fishers Business Conference set for St. Croix, St. Thomas   VIEDA’s Enterprise Zone Commission, VI Department of Planning & Natural Resources, VI Department of Agriculture to partner for U.S. Virgin Islands event   CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – February 12, 2020...
Thursday, January 23, 2020 ›                                                                                                                      Town Hall Meetings on Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority to be held in January 2020 VIEDA to host Town Hall Meetings on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas CHARLOTTE...