The Waynesboro Economic Development Authority is a seven member board appointed by City Council and charged with promoting the economic wellbeing of the community. In addition to its legal authority to issue industrial development bonds, the EDA directs strategic planning initiatives, oversees economic development incentives, and leads outreach efforts to the business community. Staff support is provided by the Office of Economic Development.
In 2011, the EDA received a USDA Rural Development grant to establish a revolving loan fund for small business.
On December 9, 2011, the EDA formally adopted the Five Year Economic Development Strategic Plan. The complete plan or a four page overview is available for download.
Currently serving on the Waynesboro Economic Development Authority are the following local business leaders:
Sharron Plemmons, Chairman
Jim Hyson, Vice Chairman
Gregory E. Hitchin, Secretary & Treasurer
The EDA meets regularly on the second Friday of each month at 9:00 am in the Economic Development Conference Room at 301 West Main Street. Meeting dates are as follows:
November 9, 2012
December 14, 2012
January 11, 2013
February 8, 2013
March 8, 2013
April 12, 2013
May 31, 2013
301 W. Main Street, Waynesboro, VA 22980 p. 540.942.6779 EDinfo@WaynesboroBusiness.com