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 adopted 2014 EDA meeting calendar, please click here.

The adopted 2014 Meeting Calendar was voted on by the Economic Development Authority of James City County, Virginia at its December 12, 2013 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, 23185.

Notice of Special Meeting:The EDA has called a special meeting on March 19, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Notice of Special Meeting:The EDA has called a special meeting on July 10, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

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

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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