DHCD’s Virginia Enterprise Zone (VEZ) program has just finished facilitating three regional how-to-apply workshops to spread the word about the upcoming designation round. On October 1, 2012, the program will begin accepting applications to fill the positions of two zones that are due to expire at the end of this year.
Much like VMS, the Enterprise Zone program is a partnership between state and local government that can be an effective tool in stimulating job creation, private investment and revitalization in your community, especially when promoted as part of a comprehensive package of economic development efforts. In fact, several Main Street communities currently have EZ designations. To see which ones, check out the VEZ Map.
To learn more about how the Enterprise Zone program could become an instrument in your community’s economic development toolbox, visit the Enterprise Zone website or contact Lauren Fink at Lauren.Fink@dhcd.virginia.gov.