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‘Vision 2040’ Outlines Path to ‘Recovery with Resiliency’

The Economic Development Authority revealed the U.S. Virgin Islands' 20-year economic strategy in a virtual presentation on Tuesday.

First Phase of Vision 2040 Initiative Nearly Complete

Economic Development Authority Chief Executive Officer Wayne Biggs Jr. reported Tuesday to the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Agriculture.

EDA Board Sets Rules for St. Croix Film Production

A film production may be coming to St. Croix – if it agrees to spend at least $1.5 million and employ 117 Virgin Islanders – according to a recent meeting of the Economic Development Authority Board of Directors.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. (Source photo by Shaun A. Pennington)

Governor Lists Priorities for Vision 2040 Initiative

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. opened the USVI Community Business Forum on Wednesday with a list of priorities aimed at building a workforce and attracting new businesses to the territory as part of the V.I. Economic Development Authority’s Vision 2040 economic development initiative.

Call Center Told to Rethink Wage Scale in Bid to Obtain EDC Benefits

A stateside call center hoping to expand to St. Croix got schooled in the economy of the U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday at a public Economic Development Commission hearing.

Callers Weigh in on Government’s ‘Vision 2040’ Plan

“Thanks for calling Vision 2040,” was a familiar refrain as Economic Development Authority CEO Wayne Biggs Jr. fielded phone calls and online comments Monday evening during a virtual town hall.

Citing Pandemic, Buccaneer Resort Seeks EDC Waivers, Extensions

The financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic was brought home to the Economic Development Authority Board of Directors on Thursday as officials with the Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort on St. Croix appealed for help to stay afloat.

Vision 2040 Asks for the Public’s Help in Making Tight Deadline

In an interactive webinar that launched the V.I. government’s Vision 2040 plan on Thursday, Economic Development Authority officials made one thing abundantly clear: They need Virgin Islanders to do their part to make it a success.
Senator Myron Jackson said he wanted to visit Lovango Cay. (Screen capture)

Senate Hearing on Rezoning of Lovango Cay Ends with Uncertainty

Some senators sounded concerned about a proposed zoning change for Lovango Cay Holdings LLP, which is proposing to build a resort on a small cay near the island of St. John.
Guests enjoy the sunset from the deck at Lovango Cay. Source photo by Amy H. Roberts)

Lovango Cay Zoning, CZM Hearing Raises Issues About Resort Plans

During its first three weeks in business in February, Lovango Resort & Beach Club transported 2,336 passengers to dine at ZoZo’s H20, the only facility currently open at the fledgling island resort.

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