CRONKHITE REPRESENTS DICKENSON COUNTY AT THE VIRGINIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION SPRING CONFERENCE IN NEWPORT NEWS
Dickenson County Director of Economic Development, Dana Cronkhite, recently attended the Virginia Economic Development Association (VEDA) spring conference in Newport News, Virginia. During the two-day conference, Economic Developers gathered from both the local and state level from across the state to attend training sessions, panel discussions, and to receive policy updates from the state and Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP).
VEDA, which was established in 1982 , “is the voice in Virginia for shaping economic development public policy and a primary source of strong and effective education and networking for economic development professionals.” VEDA offers its members monthly and annual training opportunities for professional development, access to a multitude of resources, and works to positively promote Virginia in the Economic Development field.
While at the conference, Cronkhite was able to meet and learn from Economic Developer’s and professionals from across the Commonwealth. Abigail Wescott, Director of Partner Relations, External Affairs for VEDP said, “From my first conversation with Dana, I could see and soon share her excitement and pride for Dickenson County. No matter the room’s size or the meeting’s location, Dana has ensured that Dickenson is a name and place that people think twice of and want to know more about. It has been wonderful to see Dickenson County represented by Dana, who is not only excited about the extraordinary work happening in the county and in Southwest Virginia, but someone who tells a story and builds a connection leaving her audience wanting to visit. I personally am looking forward to my tour.”