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Economic Development

The Economic Development Department serves residents by carrying out the Board of Supervisors’ vision and policies for economic development.

Its mission is to improve the quality of life throughout Montgomery County, which includes the towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg, by encouraging positive economic growth that creates meaningful career opportunities, expands the commercial tax base to support the delivery of vital public services and protects the County's enviable quality of life.

Visit the Economic Development website at www.yesmontgomeryva.org.

Staff

Economic Development Staff

Brian Hamilton, CEcD
Brenda Rigney, CEcD
Rachel Cline
Carley Graves

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Economic Development Authority

The EDA works with the Department of Economic Development to carry out the Board of Supervisors’ vision and policies for economic development. This includes business retention and expansion, business attraction and marketing, entrepreneurial development, workforce development, commercial real estate development and reuse, and communications and outreach.

Terms are four years with a two-term limit. Members are required to take the Oath of Office. Meetings are held at 11:30 a.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Montgomery County Government Center.

Meeting Live Streams

EDA meetings are available to watch live online via Montgomery County's YouTube page.

Agendas and Minutes

To view current agendas and minutes, visit the county BoardDocs homepage and choose "Economic Development Authority" from the drop-down menu in the top right corner.

Agendas and minutes dated 2020-2023 are provided at a separate county-maintained website. For copies of meeting agendas and minutes prior to 2020, contact Economic Development.

Economic Development Commission

The Economic Development Commission acts in an advisory capacity for the purpose of encouraging existing business and industry to expand and solicit new business and industry for the county. The goals of the Commission are to increase jobs and payrolls, decrease taxes, and increase the standard of living for residents.

Terms are three years with no term limit. Meetings are held at 11:45 a.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Wikiteria Conference Room at the VTCRC.

View agendas and minutes.

 

Upcoming Meetings

  • 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Aug 15, 2024 | Economic Development Commission Meeting
    Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Center, Building #12

  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Aug 20, 2024 | Economic Development Authority Meeting
    Government Center

  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Sep 17, 2024 | Economic Development Authority Meeting
    Government Center

  • 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Sep 19, 2024 | Economic Development Commission Meeting
    Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Center, Building #12

  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Oct 15, 2024 | Economic Development Authority Meeting
    Government Center

  • 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Oct 17, 2024 | Economic Development Commission Meeting
    Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Center, Building #12

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Economic Development

755 Roanoke St., Suite 2H
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Phone: 540-382-5732
Toll Free: 866-270-9185

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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