Background


Vernon Economic Development Association, Inc. (VEDA) was formed in January of 2006 by a group of community leaders and business executives from throughout Vernon County. They recognized the need to create and advance a cohesive new strategic plan to build a stronger economy for the good of all the people with a stake in the future of Vernon County, Wisconsin. It is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, funded by memberships and donations from businesses, municipalities and community members. Contributions to the organization are tax deductible.

Mission

Our mission is to create economic wealth and prosperity while preserving our rural Vernon County lifestyle.

Goals

  • Support entrepreneurship and the development of new businesses
  • Foster the retention and expansion of existing businesses
  • Recruit new businesses to the county
  • Provide educational forums and technical assistance to municipalities, local development organizations, and businesses
  • Promote job training and education of the labor force
  • Serve as a central source of assistance, information, and resources to support economic development
  • Coordinate the efforts of local, county, state, and regional economic development and planning organizations towards common goals

The next Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club meeting is Wednesday, November 14th at the Food Enterprise Center, 1201 North Main Street in Viroqua. Networking starts at 5:30, program begins at 6:00 pm.

Beyond your Shoebox…Getting ready for your accountant” brings Cathy Kulig, CPA and Tax Manager with Johnson Block and Company, Inc. to discuss specific things your accountant ought to know about you and how to organize your financial data.

Whether you have an idea or just like to think different, join us for a dynamic evening of networking with lots of creative people. Everyone is welcome!


Click here for more info on the I&E Club

Watch a profile of Fizzeology, a tenant in the Food Enterprise Center


FEC Tenants Win Big at State Fair


New Thursday Farmers Market in Ontario


WWBIC award for work with entrepreneurs


The Food Enterprise Center and Viroqua are featured in national online Ozy news magazine


Read national online news about the economy of local food in our region


VEDA is celebrating their Tenth Anniversary


See three local businesses on Wisconsin Public Television's "Wisconsin Foodie" program


Read the economic impact of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Winter Festival


Read about Vernon County in national e-magazine, Business in Focus


Read 2016 USDA Rural America report


Read  Vernon County 2015 Workforce & Economic Profile


Read Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Report


Read about Wisco Pop in the Wisconsin State Journal


Food Enterprise Center's Wisco Pop featured in Milwaukee magazine


Read about bike friendly towns through Travel Wisconsin


Read about food insecurity in the region


Read newsletter from Fifth Season Cooperative


Food Enterprise Center is highlighted in national news


The work of the Community Hunger Solutions project


USDA grant helps businesses grow


Solar project at the Food Enterprise Center


Smart Rural Community Award for Communication Infrastructure


Exploring Home Care issues in Vernon County region


Read the Wisconsin Economic Outlook report


Food Enterprise Center receives Top Rural Initiative award


Vernon Electric Co-op's Community Solar project


Read Rural Wisconsin Today 2014 report for rural trends


MRRPC's Business Financing Guide


Click here for more articles in the News Archive

Quick VEDA Contact Info

Susan Noble
Executive Director, Vernon Economic Development Association
1201 North Main Street,
Suite 6, Viroqua WI 54665
608.638.8332
snoble@veda-wi.org