Phillip Caulder (right), of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, presents a pledge of support to Scott Faulkenberry, Campaign Manager for the Chesterfield County Economic Development Alliance. Miller-Rivers-Caulder said they are proud to be a part of the Alliance by supporting its goal of economic prosperity for Chesterfield County.
Chris and Lisa Bridges of Wannamaker Drugs, present their pledge of support to Scott Faulkenberry, Chesterfield County Economic Development Alliance Campaign Manager. Wannamaker Drugs sees the value of the Alliance and is
happy to support its efforts as it continues to strive towards the goal of economic health for Chesterfield County.
Wendell Perdue (right), Mayor of Patrick and Owner of Wendell Perdue Auto Sales, LLC, is pleased to present his pledge of support to Chesterfield County Economic Development Alliance Campaign Manager, Scott Faulkenberry. "I am impressed with the enthusiasm shown by Chesterfield County Council as well as the support from local businesses and industries the Alliance is receiving. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to help. The need for growth and jobs is crucial everywhere, especially in rural counties like ours," Mayor Perdue said.
Town of Patrick Clerk and Treasurer, Nancy Polk, presents the Town of Patrick's pledge to Scott Faulkenberry, Chesterfield County Economic Development Alliance Campaign Manager. The Town of Patrick stated the key to the Alliance is people working together which will create opportunities that will be beneficial to each Chesterfield County citizen.
James and Shirley Barefoot, Owners of Hidden Treasures Catering, LLC of Patrick, present their pledge of support to Scott Faulkenberry, Chesterfield County Development Alliance Campaign Manager. Hidden Treasures said it is delighted to be able to contribute their services to the Alliance. The Chesterfield County Economic Development Alliance said it is honored to have James and Shirley's support and acknowledge their investment with appreciation and gratitude.
Pictured are Brenda Workman, Executive Director of the Chesterfield County Economic Development Alliance, and Michael Caskey, Chesterfield Retail Sales Manager for First Citizens.
CHESTERFIELD — The First Citizens Foundation recently donated $25,000 to the Chesterfield County Economic Development Alliance (CCEDA), a cooperative 501(c)(3) public/private nonprofit organization.
The donation will be used to support the Chesterfield-based organization and its five-year strategic plan to generate additional jobs and capital investments for Chesterfield County’s eight municipalities. The CCEDA is seeking investments from private sector organizations to fully implement its strategic plan initiatives, and the $25,000 donation will help the organization reach its $800,000 goal.
“This donation from the First Citizens Foundation is much appreciated,” said Brenda Workman, executive director of the Alliance. “We look forward to working with First Citizens to bring needed jobs and investments to Chesterfield County.”
The CCEDA’s board of directors developed the five-year strategic plan after completing an initial feasibility study, which examined the economic impact of adding nearly 1,130 jobs during the next five years.
The additional 1,130 jobs are projected to have a direct financial impact of more than $16.3 million per year.
“This private/public economic alliance will support Chesterfield County’s business development efforts for years to come,” said Michael Caskey, Chesterfield Retail Sales Manager for First Citizens. “I have worked closely with the CCEDA since its inception, and the energy and teamwork it is able to generate in the county will only yield positive results.”