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Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center hosts “Lunch and Learn” Webinar Series on USVI economic development programs

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – August 19, 2021 – The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) continues to host its, “Lunch and Learn: VIEDA Webinar Series” in August and September 2021 on programs and services offered by the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA).

These webinars are for residents and local entrepreneurs looking for opportunities to learn about U.S. Virgin Islands’ tax incentives for small businesses, how to become a supplier for a business receiving tax benefits from the Virgin Islands Economic Development Commission (VIEDC), and how to receive tax credits or exemptions through neighborhood revitalization programs. The VIEDA has four entities: the VIEDC, Enterprise Zone Commission, Economic Development Bank and the V.I. Economic Development Park Corporation.

These webinars will be held virtually via Zoom, a software-based platform for video and audio communications.
“Lunch & Learn” Series Schedule and Topics – Atlantic Standard Time (AST):


·      Thursday, August 19, 2021 – 12PM AST: “Benefits for Small Businesses”

Did you know that local, small businesses in the U.S. Virgin Islands can apply for tax incentives under the V.I. Economic Development Commission Tax Incentive Program? Attend and hear VIEDC representatives explain how small businesses can apply for this program.

·      Thursday, August 26, 2021 – 12PM AST: “Enterprise Zone Commission”

Do you have property in need of minor repairs that are located on St. Thomas in Savanne, Downstreet, Upstreet or Garden Street; or on St. Croix in Frederiksted and Christiansted? Do you have a business idea or project that can help revitalize these distressed neighborhoods in the USVI? Join the EZC team to learn about the EZC programs that are available.

·      Thursday, September 16, 2021 – 12PM AST: “Eligible Suppliers Program”    

In this webinar, local small businesses have an opportunity to learn how to become a local supplier of goods and services to businesses receiving tax incentives under the VIEDC Economic Development Tax Incentive Program. Join the VIEDC team to learn about the VIEDC Eligible V.I. Suppliers Program.

Interested individuals can register for these webinars at the V.I. Small Business Development Center’s website at

For more information, contact the VISBDC via email at; or call 340- 693-1694 on St. Thomas or 340-692-4294 on St. Croix, USVI.

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