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The West Virginia Economic Development Council was created to bring the various economic development professionals and organizations from around the state together to share and collaborate on common programs and issues. WVEDC promotes activities to retain and expand current business and industry in West Virginia and to attract new business and industry to West Virginia. WVEDC is the only professional organization in the State with the sole functions of promoting economic development and serving economic development professionals across West Virginia. Please browse our site to find out more about our commitment to the communities, businesses, and economy of West Virginia. Thank you, and enjoy your visit.

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Request for Proposals West Virginia Economic Development Council Annual Conference The West Virginia Economic Development Council (WVEDC) is requesting expressions of interest by local economic development agencies/communities for hosting the 2016 Annual Conference.  Agencies/Communities should provide a letter of intent to the WVEDC Board that includes the following information. Organization(s) that propose to host the event Facility (conference hotel, etc.) proposed to host event (typical attendance is 100-120 persons) Assurance that other/overflow rooms are available Proposed meeting dates (preferably Sunday, Monday & Tuesday) with targeted timing in late September Projected room rates and variables (standard double, king, etc.) Listing of possible additional events (e.g. dinner cruise, golf, or another type of activity available for participants/spouses) Willingness of the organization/community to seek sponsors to pay the costs associated with the conference: meals, luncheons, off-site trips, etc. Willingness to chair Annual Conference Planning Committee (lead person should be named) A list of all participating organizations. Any other information that may be helpful for the board to consider during the selection process. Please return this information no later than September 15, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact Roberta Baylor:  304-329-2299 or West Virginia Economic Development Council, 2001 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25311, United States -  http://www.wvedc.org

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2015 Annual FAll Conference “Economic Diversity = Economic Sustainability”, September 20-22, 2015, Bridgeport Conference Center at Charles Pointe, Bridgeport, WV Lodging:  Wingate: 304-808-1000, by 8/20/2015, $88.00/night (Code-CGWVEC, 75 available) Microtel: 304-808-2000, by 8/31/2015, $83.00/night (Code-WV Economic Development, 25 available) Monday Afternoon Tours: 1) Natural Gas Tour Underground to Market, Doddridge County Lunch at The Fairview, tour of Antero well site, MarkWest facility, pipeline projects & more 2) Harrison County TIF, Economic Opportunity Development District, Home Rule Tour Lunch at VA Park, Downtown Clarksburg, Charles Pointe & White Oaks developments, Recreation Complex, NCWV Airport & more.  Lunch Sponsor:  Clarksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau 3) Marion County High Tech & Tourism Tour, Lunch at Pricketts Fort, Palatine Park, Heston Farm, WV High Technology Consortium, NOAA, and more. Sunday Afternoon Activities: Clay Shooting - $30 per person, per half hour - Deadline 9.10.15 Golf - $50 per person - Deadline 9.18.15 Reservations on your own Email WVEDC at: for ALL registrations and conference information.  Registration must be pre-paid and received by September 11, 2015.  No refunds will be granted however substitutions are accepted. You will also receive Clay Shooting Information & registration, Golf Information & registration and those activities are paid for and reserved ON YOUR OWN!  Deadlines included in information.  THANK YOU TO OUR PLATINUM SPONSORS - HARRISON COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, MARION COUNTY COMMISSION, & THRASHER! Conference Agenda Coming Soon!

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