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By Jeanne Brunson

Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 01 - August 27, 1998

Virginia Tech's Economic Development Assistance Center, a division of Public Service Programs Outreach Division will offer the Virginia Industrial Development Authorities Institute (VIDA) September 21-22 at the Fort Magruder Inn and Conference Center in Williamsburg.
The institute is a non-credit continuing-education program designed for Industrial Development Authority board members. The program will also benefit government administrators and officials, economic developers, and community-development professionals.
The two-day program is a unique opportunity to take part in an intensive program, which will provide application-based training. Conference topics will focus on issues related to industrial development authorities (IDA's). The topics will examine the legal role of IDA's in economic development, how to measure economic impacts, tools for marketing and site development, assistance programs, and financing structures for IDA's.
VIDA, in its fourth year, is co-sponsored by the United States Economic Development Administration, Virginia Tech's Economic Development Assistance Center, Division of Continuing Education and Public Service Programs--Outreach Division.
For more information on this program, contact Tamara Murray at 1-8883 or e-mail tcmurray@vt.edu.