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VEDIC is a non-profit corporation organized by the Town of Valdese, North Carolina, to assist the Town of Valdese, Burke County and surrounding counties in the promotion, stimulation, development and advancement of business prosperity and economic welfare.  


The objectives of this program include job creation, job retention, increasing economic opportunity and strengthening the region’s business sector by providing loan funds to local small businesses with VEDIC resources, as well as create partnerships with local banks and other private sector lenders.

For more information about VEDIC:
Keri Poteat, Executive Director for VEDIC
Office: (828) 874-6731
VEDIC – Helping Businesses Grow (
NOTE:  For new businesses, please be sure to contact the Town Planner to see if your new business will be allowed by the zoning requirements.  
Visit:  Steps to Opening a Business
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