Economic Development Authority

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The Economic Development Authority (EDA) is described in the Code of Virginia, Section 15.2-4901: The creation of the EDA by localities in the Commonwealth so that such authorities may acquire, own, lease, and dispose of properties and make loans to the end that such authorities may be able to promote industry and develop trade by inducing manufacturing, industrial, governmental, nonprofit and commercial enterprises and institutions of higher education to locate in or remain in the Commonwealth and further the use of its agricultural products and natural resources, and to vest such authorities with all powers that may be necessary to enable them to accomplish such purposes.

Meetings Monthly

Every First Thursday at 6:00 pm

  • 10900 Courthouse Road, Charles City, Virginia 23030


  • Number of Members: 7
  • Term of Service: Four-year term

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.


  • Donald Charity, District III
    Term expires October 31, 2024
  • Johnny Day, District II
    Term expires October 31, 2023 
  • Kobey Juergens  District I
    Term expires February 29, 2024  
  • Gregory Cotman District III
    Term expires October 31, 2025
  • Dominque White District II
    Term expires October 31, 2024 
  • Brooke Welborn District III
    Term expires October 30, 2024

Business Directory 

Updated August 10, 2023

Business Directory

How to Start Your Business

Business Rack Card


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Market 5 Applications-  APPLICATIONS DUE SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

The Economic Development Authority seeks small businesses to lease retail space at Market 5.  

Market 5 is a flexible retail space and public engagement area at 11601 John Tyler Memorial Highway.

There will be six pre-fabricated metal shipping containers, including six retail spaces, one concession stand, one restaurant, and one stage.  

The space will support retail and food vendors with a public lawn and stage for creative music, arts, festivals, and performances.

The public engagement area is adjacent to a creek and includes outdoor furniture, games, playgrounds,  walking trails, and pedestrian and bike-friendly amenities.

Please submit applications to Cynthia Boone-email or drop them off to Cynthia Boone, Economic Development and Tourism Manager at the Government Building (10900 Courthouse Road, Charles City, VA). She can also be reached at (804) 652-4708.

Market 5 Application