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City

Economic Development Agency

Phone

Abingdon

Washington County Office of Economic Development

276-525-1305

Alexandria

Alexandria Economic Development Partnership Inc.

703-778-1292

Alleghany

Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corp.

540-862-0936

Amelia

Amelia County Virginia

804-561-3039

Appomattox

Economic Development Authority of Appomattox County

434-352-2637

Arlington

National Science Foundation

703-292-8000

Arlington

Arlington Economic Development

703-228-0851

Ashland

Town of Ashland Economic Development

804-798-1073

Bedford

Bedford County Department of Planning

540-586-7616

Blairs

Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce

434-836-6990

Bowling Green

Caroline County Office of Economic Development

804-633-4074

Boydton

Mecklenburg County Department of Economic Development

434-738-6388

Bristol

Bristol Chamber of Commerce

423-989-4850

Bristol

Bristol Office of Economic Development

276-645-7471

Buckingham

Buckingham County Economic Development Department

434-969-4242

Buena Vista

City of Buena Vista Economic Development

540-261-8616

Campbell

Campbell County Department of Economic Development

434-592-9595

Charles City

Charles City County Department of Planning

804-652-4707

Charlottesville

Charlottesville Office Economic Development

434-970-3111

Charlottesville

Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development

434-979-5610

Chase City

Chase City Economic Development

434-372-5136

Chatham

Pittsylvania County Economic Development

434-432-1669

Chesterfield

Chesterfield County Economic Development

804-318-8550

Christiansburg

Montgomery County Department of Economic Development

540-382-5732

Colonia Heights

Virginia's Gateway Region

804-732-8971

Culpeper

Culpeper Department of Economic Development

540-727-3410

Culpeper

Culpeper County Chamber of Commerce

540-825-8628

Danville

City of Danville Economic Development

434-793-1753 

Duffield

Duffield Development Authority

540-431-4444

Dulles

Washington Dulles Foreign Trade Zone

703-572-8714

Emporia

City of Emporia Department of Economic Development

434-634-3332

Fairfax

City of Fairfax Economic Development

703-385-7862

Falls Church

City of Falls Church Economic Development

703-248-5491

Farmville

Prince Edward Office of Economic Development

434-392-1482

Farmville

Virginia's Heartland

434-392-5104

Floyd

Floyd County Economic Development Department

540-745-9300

Franklin

Franklin Southampton Economic Development Inc.

757-562-1958

Fredericksburg

Spotsylvania County Economic Development Authority

540-507-7201

Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Regional Alliance

540-361-7373

Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Economic & Business Development

540-372-1216

Front Royal

Front Royal Warren County Industrial Development Authority

540-635-2182

Gate City

Scott County Economic Development Authority

276-386-2525

Gloucester

Gloucester Industrial Development Authority

804-693-1415

Goochland

Goochland County Office of Economic Development 

804-556-5862

Hampton

City of Hampton Economic Development

757-728-5166

Harrisonburg

City of Harrisonburg Economic Development

540-432-7736

Harrisonburg

Shenandoah Valley Partnership

540-568-3100

Harrisonburg

Rockingham County Office of Economic Development & Tourism

540-564-3030

Herndon

Center for Innovative Technology

703-689-3000

Herndon

Northern Virginia Technology Council

703-904-7878

Hillsville

Carroll County Department of Economic Development

276-730-3001

Hopewell

City of Hopewell Department of Development

804-541-2243

Isle Of Wight

Isle of Wight Economic Development

757-365-6251

Jonesville

Economic Development Authority of Lee County

276-346-7766

Lawrenceville

Brunswick Chamber of Commerce

804-848-3155

Lawrenceville

Brunswick County Industrial Development Authority

434-848-0248

Lebanon

Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority

276-889-0381

Lebanon

Russell County Industrial Development Authority

276-889-8000

Leesburg

Town of Leesburg Economic Development

703-737-7019

Leesburg

Loudoun County Department of Economic Development

703-777-0426

Lexington

Rockbridge County Economic Development

540-463-4361

Louisa

Louisa County Office of Economic Development

540-967-4581

Lovingston

Nelson County Department of Economic Development

434-263-7015

Lunenburg

Lunenburg Economic Development

434-696-2546

Luray

Page County Department of Economic Development

540-459-6437

Lynchburg

Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce

434-845-5966

Lynchburg

Region 2000 Economic Development Partnership

434-847-1447

Lynchburg

Lynchburg Office of Economic Development

434-455-4490

Madison

Madison County Office of Economic Development

540-948-4455

Manassas

City of Manassas Economic Development

703-257-8223

Manassas Park

City of Manassas Park Economic Development

703-335-8808

Marion

Virginia's aCorridor

276-783-9474

Marion

Mount Rogers Development Partnership, Inc.

276-783-5103

Marion

Smyth County Administrators Office

276-783-3298

Martinsville

Martinsville Henry County Economic Development

276-403-5940

Mechanicsville

Hanover County Economic Development Department

804-365-6464

Midlothian

Greater Richmond Technology Council

804-228-4178

New Kent

New Kent Economic Development

804-966-9631

Newport News

Newport News Department of Development

757-926-3793

Norfolk

Virginia Port Authority

757-687-2103

Norfolk

Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance

757-664-2620

Norfolk

Hampton Roads Ventures, LLC

757-616-0478

Norfolk

City of Norfolk Department of Development

757-664-4338

Norfolk

Norfolk International Airport

757-857-3351

Norton

Southwestern Virginia Technology Council

276-889-8180

Nottoway

Nottoway County Economic Development Committee

804-645-9197

Orange

Orange County Economic Development

540-672-1238

Pearisburg

Giles County Industrial Development Authority

540-921-4368

Portsmouth

City of Portsmouth Economic Development

757-393-8804

Powhatan

County of Powhatan Economic Development Authority

804-598-5605

Prince George

Prince George County Department of Economic Development

804-722-8612

Prince William County

Prince William County Economic Development

703-792-5500

Pulaski

Pulaski County Industrial Development Authority

540-980-7705

Radford

Radford Economic Development

540-731-3603

Radford

New River Valley Economic Development Alliance

540-267-0007

Richmond

Port of Richmond Commission

804-726-3092

Richmond

Henrico County Industrial Development Authority

804-501-7654

Richmond

Richmond Office of Economic Development

804-646-5633

Richmond

Richmond International Airport

804-226-3010

Richmond

Greater Richmond Partnership Inc.

804-643-3227

Richmond

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

804-545-5612

Roanoke

Roanoke Regional Airport

540-362-1999

Roanoke

The Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council

540-443-9232

Roanoke

City of Roanoke Economic Development

540-853-2000

Roanoke

Roanoke Valley Economic Development Partnership

540-343-1550

Roanoke

Roanoke County Department of Economic Development

540-772-2124

Rocky Mount

Franklin County Economic Development

540-483-3030

Rustburg

Campbell County Department of Economic Development

434-592-9595

South Boston

Halifax County Industrial Development Authority

434-572-1734

Stafford

Stafford County Economic Development

540-659-8681

Staunton

Staunton Department of Economic Development

540-332-3869

Stuart

Patrick County Economic Development Corporation

276-694-8367

Suffolk

City of Suffolk Economic Development Department

757-514-4045

Tappahannock

Essex County Economic Development

804-443-4331

Tazewell

Tazewell County Economic Development

276-385-1270

Vienna

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

703-790-0600

Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach Economic Development Department

757-385-6464

Warrenton

Town of Warrenton Economic Development

540-351-1595

Warrenton

Fauquier County Economic Development

540-422-8270

Warrenton

Vint Hill Economic Development Authority

540-347-6965

Waynesboro

Waynesboro Department of Planning & Economic Development

540-942-6779

Williamsburg

City of Williamsburg Planning Department

757-220-6120

Williamsburg

James City County Office of Economic Development

757-253-6607

Winchester

Winchester Frederick County Economic Development Corporation

540-665-0973

Wise

Wise County Economic Development

276-328-2321

Wytheville

Joint Industrial Development Authority of Wythe County

276-223-3370

Yorktown

York County Office of Economic Development

757-890-3317

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Patrick E.W. Barker, Executive Director, Frederick County Economic Development Authority, Virginia

4. Patrick E.W. Barker. Frederick County Economic Development Authority. VirginiaPatrick has been involved in the executive leadership of economic development efforts for more than a decade. His efforts are firmly seeded in a belief of consistent high performance, continuous improvement and community service. Throughout his career, Patrick has secured top ranking new capital investment and new jobs for his community, incorporated strong data intelligence analytics into strategic planning, drove industry innovation and sought leadership roles to give back to his community and his profession.

What’s the most overlooked issue facing economic development? So much focus gravitates to the next big announcement. Many mid- to small-size communities stand a strong chance to find consistent economic prosperity by strategically focusing on creating a best in class diverse talent pool and business property offerings that complement their strengths.

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