Author: Erica Corder

Erica Corder is the technical writer at the Office of Economic Development and is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Pylon. Corder grew up in different states across the U.S. and spent three years in Germany before eventually winding up at Virginia Tech. She graduted in May 2016 with a degree in English and political science, which she hopes to put to use after in a career in journalism.

UEDA Annual Summit: Day 2

It’s day 2 of the UEDA Annual Summit, and, just like yesterday, we’ve been capturing all the excitement and tweeting about it. We also put together a comprehensive photo album all in one place, right here on the blog. Check…

UEDA Annual Summit: Day 1

If you follow us on Twitter, you might have noticed our feed getting a little busy today — it’s because our office has been here at the UEDA Annual Summit 2016, held right in beautiful Roanoke, VA, and we’ve been learning…

8 Questions with Ronnie Stephenson

Graduate research assistant Ronnie Stephenson talks about her favorite thing to do outside of work, what brought her all the way from Michigan to the Office of Economic Development, the one food she could eat for the rest of her life, and more, in…

Office of Economic Development visits Liberty University

Economic development specialist Allison Homer and associate director Scott Tate visited with representatives from Liberty University‘s School of Aeronautics on the school’s campus on Aug. 12. The Office of Economic Development reps got a taste of what the aeronautics program at Liberty has to…

Office of Economic Development talks aviation in Richmond

On Monday, July 18, several staffers from the Office of Economic Development traveled to Richmond, Virginia to discuss the statewide aviation workforce’s strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities. The Office of Economic Development has been working to create a plan to strengthen the aviation…

8 Questions with Faruk Hesenjan

Research assistant Faruk Hesenjan talks about where he’s from, why he’s in urban planning, the one food he could eat for the rest of his life, and more, in this installment of our Meet the OED series.