VIEDA Small Business Workshop

Title: Promoting Success Through Entrepreneurship

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Fee:  $0.00 (FREE)

Attend this 2-hour workshop and learn about the programs available to assist small businesses through the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority to include:  Economic Development Bank Loan Programs and the VIEDA Incubator Program.

Meet some of the small businesses who have participated in these programs and hear about their experiences.

EDC Public Hearing; VIEDA, EDC, EDB Governing Board Decision Meeting

Public Hearing:  A public hearing by the Economic Development Commission is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at the VIEDA at 8000 Nisky Shopping Center, Suite 620, St. Thomas, USVI, and via video conference feed to the Virgin Islands Economic Development Park at No. 4 Negro Bay, Bldg. No. 2, in Frederiksted, St. Croix, USVI on an application for tax benefits submitted by Perpetual Motions.

VIEDA offices on St. Thomas and St. Croix will open at 10 a.m. on May 12

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – May 11, 2015 – The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) advises the general public that the VIEDA offices in the districts of St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 following the VIEDA General Staff Meeting.

The VIEDA regrets any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Catherine Hendry, Esquire

Catherine Hendry, Esq. was born in Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.  Attorney Hendry is the Commissioner-Nominee of the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Labor. She is a member of the Virgin Islands Workforce Investment Board and the Virgin Islands Certified Public Manager Board.  Attorney Hendry earned her Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida, and attended the Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Environmental Science and Sociology.

Dr. Simon B. Jones-Hendrickson

Dr. Simon B. Jones-Hendrickson, the current Chief Economic and Fiscal Policy Advisor to the Governor of the Virgin Islands, is a retired University of the Virgin Islands Professor of Economics, a former UVI Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and a former Ambassador of St. Kitts and Nevis to CARICOM, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), and the ACS. He earned an A.A. in Business Administration from the College Virgin Islands, a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from Illinois State University, and a Ph.D.

Dr. Haldane Davies

Dr. Haldane Davies serves as Vice President for Business Development and Innovation at the University of the Virgin Islands. Dr. Davies holds a doctorate in Philosophy degree in Educational Administration with a focus on higher education from Andrews University. He is also a strategic planner, certified mediator, trainer, accreditation evaluator, competency assessor, and a member of the Baldrige Board of Examiners. Dr.

Juan Figueroa, Sr.

Juan Figueroa, Sr. is the Executive Director Designee for the Virgin Islands Lottery. He also sits as a member of the Economic Development Authority Board. Mr. Figueroa is a Retired Major from the United States Army. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with a concentration in Oboe Performance from the Puerto Rico’s Conservatory of Music and a Master’s of Arts Degree in Management and Supervision with a concentration in Health Care Administration. Mr.

VIEDA Governing Board Decision Meeting set for April 28

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands –– April 26, 2015 -- The V.I. Economic Development Authority, along with its subsidiary the Economic Development Commission, will be holding a Governing Board Decision Meeting on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. on applications for partner admittance and reconsideration of an application for tax exemptions from the following businesses, respectively: Discover Fund Management LLLP and Caribbean Leasing & Eco Transportation along with other matters which may be brought to the appropriate Board for action.

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