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.

September 21-23, 2014

WVEDC Fall Conference 2014

Cabell, Wayne, and Putnam Counties are looking forward to hosting the 2014 WVEDC Annual Conference in Huntington Septermber 21, 22 and 23, 2014.  The conference will be held at the Big Sandy Arena with accommodations next door at the Holiday Inn.   WVEDC would like to thank our conference sponsors.  Platimun Sponsors:  City of Huntington, Norfolk Southern, Appalachian Power, Cabell County, E.L. Robinson and Thrasher.  Gold Sponsors:  Jackson Kelly and Wayne County Commission.  Siver Sponsors:  Terradon, Energy Speaks, Bridge Valley Community & Technical College, and Putnam County Commission.  Friends of WVEDC:  Triad Engineering and Region II Workforce Investment Board.



September 21, 2014

WVEDC Board of Directors

The WVEDC Board of Directors will meet Sunday, September 21 at 3:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Huntington.

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September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014

RCBI celebrates National Manufacturing Day Oct. 3 with technology demos and tours in Bridgeport, Charleston, Huntington Huntington event also features design challenge The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) invites the community to join its celebration of National Manufacturing Day on Friday, Oct. 3. RCBI will open its doors and host technology demonstrations and tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers in Bridgeport (2400 E. Benedum Industrial Dr.), Huntington (1050 Fourth Ave.) and South Charleston (100 Angus E. Peyton Dr.). The events are free and open to the public. “Manufacturing Day is for everyone,” said Charlotte Weber, Director & CEO of RCBI. “We hope everyone can join with us as we celebrate makers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and innovators in West Virginia.” This is the third year RCBI has participated in the annual national event, started in Oct. 2012, designed to raise the public’s awareness about the important role the industry plays in our economy, expand the public’s knowledge about today’s manufacturing and enhance public perceptions about rewarding manufacturing careers. According to Weber, events at RCBI Huntington also will include the first West Virginia Makes Festival. The Huntington festival, which begins at 10:00 a.m., includes a design challenge that’s open to everyone. Details for the Huntington event are online at http://www.rcbi.org/wvmakes.