Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development

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The Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development, formally known as the Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development (TJPED), combines public and private resources to create job opportunities in the Greater Charlottesville Region. [1]

They conduct research for businesses, provide information regarding site selection, provide training and technical assistance adn act as a business liason with state and local partners for training, infrastructure, finance and other solutions.[2]

Helen Cauthen took over as the new executive director of TJPED on February 1, 2012. She was formerly the CEO of Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation in Volusia County, Florida. One reason she has cited for taking the job is that her son is a student at the University of Virginia. [3]


Former directors

The former executive director, Michael Harvey, steppped down on August 1, 2011 to take a position with the Northwest Arkansas Council. [5]

External links

TJPED's website


Michael Harvey's May 5, 2010 presentation to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors


  1. Web. Rebranded group helps businesses, Daily Progress Staff Reports, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, March 26, 2013, retrieved March 27, 2013.
  2. Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development - about page
  3. Web. http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/east-volusia/2011/12/20/team-volusia-ceo-resigns-county-leaders-say-economic-development-plan-in-good-shape.html, Clayton Park and Hilary Lehman, Daytona Beach News-Journal, December 20, 2011, retrieved December 20, 2011.
  4. Charlotte sville City Council Minutes. 21 Jan. 2003. City of Charlottesville, Virginia. 24 Mar. 2009 <http://weblink.charlottesville.org/DocView.aspx?id=195900>
  5. Web. TJPED President Leaving For New Position, Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, 8 July 2011, retrieved 11 July 2011.