About EDA

Created to assist the county and its Office of Economic Development in expanding James City County’s business tax base, the Economic Development Authority (EDA) is a voluntary board whose seven members are appointed by the County Board of Supervisors and serve staggered four-year terms.

The EDA offers low interest, tax-exempt industrial revenue bonds for eligible manufacturing projects as well as qualifying medical, assisted living, non-profit, or public facilities. SBA Loan packaging and low interest loan programs exist for qualified projects through the James River Certified Development Corporation. Many areas in James City County qualify for the USDA’s Rural Development Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program.

To view the amended 2015 EDA meeting calendar, please click here.

Special EDA Meeting – March 16, 2015

2015 EDA Meeting Calendar Amended – April 2015

2015 EDA Meeting Calendar Amended Again – June 2015

This amended 2015 Meeting Calendar was most recently adopted by the Economic Development Authority of James City County, Virginia at its June 11, 2015 meeting to add the June 25, 2015 and August 13, 2015 meetings. It had previously been amended at the April 9, 2015 meeting to reschedule the May meeting. The calendar was originally adopted at the December 11, 2014 meeting. The Economic Development Authority reserves the right to modify this schedule as necessary. Special meetings may also need to be called as situations warrant.

Unless posted to the contrary, all meetings will be held in the main conference room of 101-D Mounts Bay Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

*Joint Board of Supervisors Work session takes place in Work Session Room of Building F of 101 Mounts Bay Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

For more information, contact the EDA through the Office of Economic Development at (757) 253-6607 or e-mail Laura Messer, Administrative/Tourism Coordinator.

EDA MembersSee the seven members on our volunteer board
Business Climate Task Force
– Creating a better partnership with the business community
Comprehensive Plan Update
– Long-term growth and development plan
EDA Minutes – All adopted minutes are available to view online

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