Welch Helps Bring Jobs to Virginia

Meghan Hobbs Welch is the Virginia Economic Developers Association’s first Rising Star Award recipient.

The Virginia Economic Developers Association presented Meghan Hobbs Welch ’13 its inaugural Rising Star Award in December. She was recognized as senior business manager for business investment of the Richmond-based Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), which she joined in May 2018.

She manages projects that cultivate job growth in the commonwealth. Her leadership has contributed to more than $1 billion in capital investment and nearly 3,000 new jobs with salaries well above the state’s prevailing wage.

Welch earned a degree in political science and international affairs at UMW and is pursuing an MBA from the College of William & Mary. She was one of 17 accepted into the College Leaders Program at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.

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