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Economic Development Commission to host Open House for prospective and existing Eligible VI Suppliers and local businesses

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – November 6, 2015 – The Economic Development Commission (EDC) will host an Open House for certified Eligible Suppliers under the EDC Program. Current Eligible Suppliers and Virgin Islands businesses interested in becoming certified providers of goods and services to companies receiving EDC tax exemptions in the U.S. Virgin Islands are encouraged to attend. The general public is also welcome to learn more about the VIEDA programs and services.

This Open House will be held from 9AM to 3PM on the following dates at the respective locations:

• St. Thomas: Tuesday, November 17, 2015

V.I. Small Business Development Center

8000 Nisky Shopping Center 2nd Fl., Suite 720

St. Thomas, USVI


• St. Croix: Thursday, November 19, 2015

V.I. Small Business Development Center

4100 Sion Farm Shopping Center Christiansted,

St. Croix, USVI


At 10AM and 1PM, VIEDA representatives from the Economic Development Commission, Enterprise Zone Commission, Economic Development Bank and the Virgin Islands Industrial Park Corporation will deliver presentations and provide information on their respective programs and offerings.

The purpose of the Open House is to inform local businesses about how they can provide products and services to beneficiaries of the EDC program and the EDC procurement procedures. VIEDA representatives will also be able to interact with existing eligible suppliers to learn how to improve the program. This event is also an opportunity for existing eligible suppliers and other attendees to receive information on EDC tax benefits and incentives for small to large businesses, VIEDA loan programs for small to medium-size businesses, Enterprise Zone tax credits to rehabilitate buildings, and the amenities and services of the industrial parks on St. Thomas and St. Croix.

Existing eligible suppliers are encouraged to update their records on-site during the Open House to maintain certification.

All attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, meet one-on-one with VIEDA representatives and network with other businesses.

To learn more about the Open House, contact the VIEDA at 340-714-1700 ext. 260, or send an email to Ja’Nelle Forbes at

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