Montgomery County Economic Development Commission

The Montgomery Regional Economic Development Commission (EDC) was created on January 4, 1982, by a resolution of the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors. The EDC serves as an advisory council for the the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors on economic development matters.     

The Commission is made up of eleven directors:

These individuals serve as conduits to their respective organizations, sharing information, suggestions, and ideas between the Commission and their institutions. With this type of representation, the Commission has truly become a public/private partnership concerned with initiating, coordinating, and facilitating economic development efforts for the purpose of achieving and maintaining a superior quality of life in Montgomery County-Blacksburg-Christiansburg.

Commission Members:

The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors appoints commission members based upon recommendations made by the appropriate Town Council, Chamber of Commerce and educational institution.

EDC Chair
Mike Miller
475 Harkrader Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
(540) 961-2200 Ext 455
(540) 961-2300 fax
Email: mmiller@vtip.org
Montgomery County (Non-Elected)
Term: 1/1/14 - 12/31/16

EDC Vice Chair
Joe Carpenter
VP for University Relations & Chief Communications Officer
Radford University
Martin Hall 0323
Box 6916
Radford, VA 24142
(540) 831-7270
Email: ljcarpenter@radford.edu
Radford University
Term: 4/15/14– 4/14/17

EDC Directors
Eric K. Johnsen
1510 Nichols Way
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 382-5552
Email: eric.johnsen.pibm@statefarm.com
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce – 2001
Term: 7/9/13 - 7/8/16


Brad Stipes
130 Cedar Bluff Drive, NW
Christiansburg, VA 24073
(540) 381-0784
Email: bstipes@christiansburg.org
Town of Christiansburg (Elected)
Term: 7/1/16 - 6/30/19


Shaun Rai
Virginia Community Capital
930 Cambria St. NE
Christiansburg, VA 24073
(540) 260-3126, ext. 111
Email: srai@vccva.org
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce – 2014
Term: 4/15/14– 4/14/17

Dr. Joe Meredith
President
Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Inc.
1715 Pratt Drive, Suite 1000
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 961-3600
(540) 961-2304 fax
Email: joe.meredith@vtcrc.com
Virginia Tech – 2001
Term: 4/28/15 – 4/27/18

Darrell Sheppard
Supervisor – Republican (District E)
4513 Long Shop Road
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 577-0813
www.MontVA.com
Email: shepparddo@montgomerycountyva.gov
Montgomery County Board of Supervisors
Term: 1/11/16 – 12/31/16


Patrick Bixler
650 N. Main Street, Suite #305
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 552-1947
Email: jpbixler@gmail.com
Town of Blacksburg (Non-Elected)
Term: 1/17/13 – 10/16/16


John Overton
590 Arrowhead Trail
Christiansburg, VA 24073
(540) 382-1744
(540) 980-6822
Email: john.overton@hcahealthcare.com
Town of Christiansburg (Non-Elected) - 2008
Term: 1/1/14 – 12/31/16

Krisha Chachra
1622 Honeysuckle Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 818-6452
Email: kchachra@blacksburg.gov
Town of Blacksburg (Elected)
Term: 1/19/16 – 4/13/18

Angie Covey
Executive Director
New River Community College – Educational Foundation
PO Box 1127
Dublin, VA 24084
(540) 674-3655
Email: acovey@nr.edu
New River Community College
Term: 1/1/12 – 12/31/17

 

Contact the Economic Development Department

Address:
755 Roanoke St., Suite 2H
Christiansburg, VA.  24073
Directions

Phone Numbers:
(540) 382-5732 - Local
(866) 270-9185 - Toll Free

E-Mail:
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Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

2012 Annual Report


2011 Annual Report - Montgomery County, Virginia Economic Development Department
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