The Military Economic Development Advisory Committee (MEDAC) was established to enhance the coordination with the local military base commanders and their various installation tenants.
Military personnel stationed at local bases are not only an exceptional resource to the military but also constitute a valuable source of well-trained and highly motivated potential employees when they exit military service.
The MEDAC members are appointed by the Virginia Beach City Council. Committee members are retired flag, general, or senior officers; retired senior enlisted personnel; or qualified civilians having direct experience in the military warfare areas represented by the various local commands.
MEDAC has four primary goals:
Outreach to the Navy and other Military Commands Support and strengthen City-Military relations with the various base commanders and tenant commands.
Economic Development Opportunities Identify economic development opportunities within the various military commands that engage defense contractors in support of their mission. This activity could include working with the military to help private contractors locate and conduct business locally.
Workforce Development As appropriate, and with the support of the military, seek to identify those service members who are separating from the military and may be candidates for employment by local businesses.
Virginia Beach Military Affairs Through regular liaison and communications, provide information concerning military issues that may be addressed locally to assist the various commands in carrying out their missions.
All meetings will be held at 3 p.m. unless otherwise notified.
The meetings hosted by Virginia Beach are held at the Virginia Beach Economic Development office at 4525 Main Street, Suite 700, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.
Joint meetings hosted by Norfolk are held at the Slover Library 6th floor conference room, 235 E Plume Street, Norfolk.
Joint meetings hosted by Portsmouth will be held in Rivers Casino Meeting Room 1, 3630 Victory Blvd., Portsmouth.