Economic Development Authority

Overview


The primary mission of the County's Department of Economic and Tourism Development (ETD) and Economic Development Authority (EDA) is to create a diverse economic base by the aggressive recruitment, expansion and retention of businesses, industries, and tourism, thus expanding the tax base and capital investment in the County and providing new employment opportunities for its citizens.

Meetings

Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:00 PM (EST) at York Hall, 301 Main Street Yorktown VA 23690

Agendas, Minutes, & Financial Statements

 
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Financial statements are available periodically throughout the year as approved. 

View Most Recent Agendas, Minutes, and Financial Statements


Authority Members

Steven Meade

Steven Meade

J. Mark Carter

J Mark Carter
Chairman
  • 301 Water Fowl Drive
    Yorktown, VA 23692
  • Home: 757-877-5884
  • District 4
  • Original Appointment: July 1, 2016
  • Expiration Date: June 30, 2024
Vice Chair
  • 1022 Marlbank Drive
    Yorktown, VA 23692
  • Home: 757-871-9907
  • District: 3
  • Original Appointment: July 1, 2018
  • Expiration Date: June 30, 2026

H. J. Coxton

H.J. Coxton

Jeff Clemons

Jeff Clemons
  • 513 Old Lakeside Drive
    Yorktown, VA 23692
  • Work: 757-596-3220
  • District: 1
  • Original Appointment: Feb 18, 2003
  • Expiration Date: June 30, 2023
  • 108 Moyock Run
    Yorktown, VA 23693
  • Work: 757-625-8779
  • District: 5
  • Original Appointment: July 1, 2021
  • Expiration Date: June 30, 2025

Leslie Henderson

Leslie Henderson-Schultz
  • 5806 Mooretown Road
    Williamsburg, VA 23188
  • Work: 757-645-2752
  • District: 1
  • Original Appointment: July 1, 2018
  • Expiration Date: June 30, 2026

Vernard E. Lockwood II

Vernard E. Lockwood
  • 101 Peyton Randolph Drive
    Yorktown, VA 23692
  • Work: 757-952-1671
  • District: 5
  • Original Appointment: July 1, 2003
  • Expiration Date: June 30, 2023

David Murray

David Murray
  • 204 Tabb Lane Yorktown, VA 23693
  • Work: 757-593-0846
  • District: 5
  • Original Appointment: July 1, 2021
  • Expiration Date: June 30, 2025

Department of Economic and Tourism Development Leadership Team


121 Alexander Hamilton Blvd.
P.O. Box 612
Yorktown, VA 23690
757-890-3317

Kristi Olsen, Director

Kristi Olsen

Matt Johnson, Deputy Director

Matt Johnson

Alicia Taylor, Administrative Technician

Alicia Taylor

About the Authority

York County seeks to create a diverse economic base through relentlessly recruiting, growing and retaining business across a variety of industries. The Department of Economic and Tourism Development (ETD) is dedicated to expanding York County's tax base through capital investment in the County; promoting tourism; supporting large, small and home-based businesses; and providing new employment opportunities for County residents. Its efforts result in improved quality of life throughout York County, including charitable giving, volunteerism, and job creation.

The ETD works in cooperation with many regional and state agencies to pursue its mission. Key among these allies are the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Hampton Roads Alliance, Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center, and local Chambers of Commerce. Its strongest ally is the York County Economic Development Authority (EDA). Established in 1972, the EDA is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia and has unique powers established in the Code of Virginia. The EDA is a conduit for non-taxable industrial revenue bonds, and can legally own, develop, and sell/lease commercial real estate. It also can provide incentives necessary to close deals within targeted industry sectors.

The ETD and EDA are very focused on assisting our existing businesses to expand and prosper, as roughly 70% of new economic growth comes from a locality’s existing business community. Several programs have been developed to help cultivate and sustain our local companies. Detailed information on these programs can be found within this site.

Contact Us

If you or anyone you know is interested in establishing, expanding, or relocating a business in York County, please contact us. We are also very interested in hearing from you regarding new ideas to improve the County’s business environment. Working together to sustain our existing businesses and to attract new commercial development, we can all help improve the County’s quality of life.