The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) has scheduled a public hearing and subsequent board meeting, as announced by Wayne L. Biggs, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of VIEDA. These sessions are crucial for discussing key economic developments and business applications within the Virgin Islands.
Public Hearing Set for November 30, 2023
Scheduled to commence at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2023, the VIEDA will hold a public hearing as per Section 717 Chapter 12 of Title 29, Virgin Islands Code. This hearing is part of the authority's ongoing efforts to engage the public and stakeholders in matters related to economic development in the region.
Virtual Attendance via Zoom
Interested individuals are invited to join the meeting through a Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIoce2qrDwtH91yAZKK9U-ASZkhR1LU0CKx. It's important to note that registration in advance is mandatory for each attendee.
Key Agenda Item: Haven Development, LLC
One of the primary agenda items includes the application of Haven Development, LLC for a new Category III hotel in St. Thomas. This application is a notable point of discussion, reflecting the ongoing interest and investment in the territory's hospitality and tourism sector.
Follow-Up Governing Board Meeting
Following the public hearing, decision meetings will be held to consider various matters for the V.I. Economic Development Authority and its subsidiaries, including the Enterprise Zone Commission and the Economic Development Park Corporation. These meetings will also cover application and compliance matters for the V.I. Economic Development Commission.
Provision for Executive Sessions
As informed by the VIEDA, the Board of Directors and its subsidiary boards may enter executive sessions at any time during the meetings as per the provisions of 1 V.I.C. § 254.
Contact Information for Further Inquiries
For additional information or queries, interested parties can contact the VIEDA at their St. Croix office at 340-773-6499, or the St. Thomas/St. John office at 340-714-1700. Emails can be directed to [email protected].
This upcoming public hearing and board meeting signify the continued efforts of the VIEDA in fostering economic growth and development within the U.S. Virgin Islands, an initiative that is central to the region's economic prosperity.