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Economic Development Commission Hosts Training Seminar

June 12, 2007 – The Virgin Islands Economic Development Commission (EDC), a component of the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (EDA) will host the 4th annual Government Orientation Seminar on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 19 and 20. The seminar is an opportunity for public officials to understand the benefits of the Economic Development Program, according to a press release from EDC.
The seminar will commence on St. Croix from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, in the Conference Room of the Divi Carina Bay Resort. The training will be repeated on St. Thomas from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Wednesday, June 20, in the Conference Room of the Palms Court Harbourview.
This year's agenda will address the following questions:
· What is the difference between the EDA, EDC, GDB and IDC?
· Is the EDC a tax welfare program?
· How does the EDC affect the V.I. economy?
· How does the EDC partner with other government agencies?
· Has the change in the federal law affected the EDC? · What is the future of the EDC?
“The response to the seminar has been excellent,” said Nadine Marchena Kean, acting CEO of the EDC. “However, while we have already reached our registration targets in both districts, it is important that we know the total number of employees that are planning to attend so that we can adequately prepare for them."
Interested government employees may pre-register by calling the EDC at 774-8104, ext. 225, on St. Thomas or 773-6499, ext. 18, on St. Croix.

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