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The Chesterfield Economic Development Authority (CEDA) works in conjunction with the Department of Economic Development to help create new jobs, expand the tax base and diversify the economy of Chesterfield County. The CEDA is chartered through a state law that allows cities and counties to create industrial or economic development authorities with wide-ranging powers, not available to local governments, in order to facilitate economic development opportunities within the community.

Among other things, the CEDA has the power to buy, sell and develop land for business parks or other economic development purposes. It can also build facilities for sale or lease to private companies; issue taxable and tax-exempt Industrial Revenue Bonds to provide financing for facilities and machinery and provide incentives to attract new companies to Chesterfield County or to induce existing companies to expand.

Number of Members: 7

Comments: Members must take an oath and be sworn in by the Circuit Court Clerk following appointment by Board of Supervisors.
Term of Service:  Four-year term

Staff Contact: Mr. Garrett Hart, Director of Economic Development – (804) 318-8561

Meeting Dates: Third Thursday of every month
Meeting Location: Economic Development Conference Room
Street Address: 9401 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832 Map this Meeting

List of Members:Representative:Term Expiration:
Lloyd Lenhart At-large representative2019-06-30 
James Dale PattonAt-large representative2022-06-30 
Terri Cofer Beirne At-large representative2019-06-30 
John CogbillAt-large representative2021-06-30 
John Hughes At-large representative2020-06-30 
C. Harril WhitehurstAt-large representative2020-06-30 
Arthur HeinzAt-large representative2019-06-30 

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