Economic Development Authority (EDA)

MISSION STATEMENT

The Economic Development Authority, formerly the Industrial Development Authority, was created in 1968 to promote industrial growth in the County. As a support organization for the County’s Department of Economic Development, it may authorize the issuance of tax-exempt industrial bonds to industries locating or expanding their operations in Isle of Wight. Contributions made to the authority are used to promote industrial development and existing business to provide an adequate tax base for government services and to promote employment opportunities for County citizens.

EDA By-Laws


EDA BOARD MEMBERS:

NEWPORT DISTRICT

Carroll Keen Jr., Chairman
Term Expires April 2022

HARDY DISTRICT

James Ford, Vice-Chairman
Term Expires April 2022

CARRSVILLE DISTRICT

Amber Wells
Term Expires April 2024

SMITHFIELD DISTRICT

James Collins
Term Expires April 2021

WINDSOR DISTRICT

Sharon Corey Stallings
Term Expires April 2024

TOWN OF SMITHFIELD

Tim Hillegass
Term Expires April 2021

TOWN OF WINDSOR

Tony Ambrose
Term Expires June 2023


Isle of Wight County Economic Development Authority meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Isle of Wight County Board of Supervisors’ Room on the Isle of Wight County Courthouse Complex at 17140 Monument Circle, Windsor, VA 23487.

For more information, call 757-356-1962.