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VIEDA to host free informational webinar on VIEDA Resources for Businesses

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – June 16, 2020 — The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will host a free, informational webinar titled, “VIEDA Resources for Businesses During COVID-19 and Beyond”, at 10AM on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.        

This webinar will be conducted via Zoom, a software-based platform for video and audio communications. Entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and start-up business owners can register for the webinar at

Upon registration, individuals will receive their unique link with details to join the webinar.

This webinar will feature the following VIEDA representatives and their agencies:

  • Monique T. Samuel, acting director of Lending, Economic Development Bank
  • Cusa Holloway, incubator program manager, VIEDA
  • Nadine T. Marchena Kean, managing director, Enterprise Zone Commission
  • Margarita A. Greenidge-Benjamin, managing director, Economic


These presenters will highlight:

  1. EDB low-interest loan programs,
  2. an overview of the U.S. Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application and eligibility,
  3. services for startup business in the Territory,
  4. small-business assistance through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP),
  5. Eligible V.I. Suppliers program, and the
  6. Small-Business Economic Development Commission (VIEDC) Tax Incentive


During the webinar, current and former VIEDA clients will also share their success stories.

For more information, contact Shanell Petersen, VIEDA Managing Director, Marketing and Vision 2040, at or visit

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