Welcome to WVEDC.org

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.

November 30, 2015

WVEDC Board Meeting

The WVEDC Board of Directors will meet Monday, November 30 at 11:00 a.m. at the offices of Spilman Thomas at 300 Kanawha Blvd, East, Charleston, WV.

January 26-27, 2016

WVEDC Legislative Conference

The WVEDC Legislative Conference will be held Tuesday, January 26 (reception) and Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston.  

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From WVDO International Division: ANNOUNCING—Now accepting applications for the upcoming WV Trade Mission to UAE, Qatar, Oman & Bahrain March 13-17, 2016.  Your application will be reviewed by these 4 countries, and the goal will be to find you appointments with potential distributors/clients in one or two countries based on your market potential. Participation fee $500 What’s included: Business matchmaking service, interpreters, transportation to business meetings, airport transfers, in-country support, market intelligence, networking events SBA funding available to offset additional costs associated with this export activity, such as airfare, meals, translations, marketing campaigns, etc. Visit: http://www.worldtradewv.org/step Open to all industry sectors- leading sectors of opportunity include power generation, water quality technologies, education and training, green building, airport equipment, safety and defense, medical equipment Application process- 1-    To get started, email 2-    Complete the U.S. Commercial Service Company Questionnaire 3-    You will be assigned industry specialists from the U.S. Commercial Service in the participating countries to discuss your company, products and export objectives 4-    Industry specialists will do a market analysis for your products 5-    Industry specialists will accept or decline your application based on your market potential 6-    If your application is accepted, and you wish to join the mission, submit participation fee payment 7-    If your application is declined, a different service may be suggested based on the results of the market analysis in order to enter these markets strategically Note- Please let us know if you are interested in any of our other 2016 events. We’d like to start preparing early!  Here’s the link to our upcoming events: http://www.wvcommerce.org/App_Media/assets/doc/businessandworkforce/devo/WVDOTradeMissionCalendar2016.pdf

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Congratulations to WVEDC Vice President, Christy Laxton, on being recognized as one of the Class of 2016 WV Young Guns!

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