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.

October 24, 2016

WVEDC Board of Directors Meeting

The WVEDC Board of Directors will meet at 11:00 a.m. at the offices of Spilman, Thomas and Battle in Charleston.


November 28, 2016

WVEDC Board of Directors Meeting

The WVEDC Board of Directors will meet at 11:00 a.m. at the offices of Spilman, Thomas and Battle in Charleston.


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January 12 2017

WV Job Opening City of Martinsburg. Please share.  Economic and Community Development Director The City of Martinsburg, West Virginia, located in the heart of the Eastern Panhandle, is seeking an Economic and Community Development Director. Reporting to the City Manager, the incumbent will facilitate, administer and promote Economic Development initiatives for the City of Martinsburg. Essential functions: ·      Identify, source and foster economic and community development opportunities and strategies. ·      Develop initiatives to attract, expand and retain business in order to further develop the community. ·      Secure and administer funding for development plans and projects. ·      Manage the public process dealing with development initiatives and maintains data tracking systems. ·      Cultivate professional networks and promote the community to expand the general business footprint. ·      Evaluate program/project effectiveness. Essential skills: ·      Strong management and administration skills. ·      Highly proficient level of computer skills to include producing market research, analysis, financial reports and presentations. ·      Understanding of government processes, including the areas of fiscal knowledge, legislation and resources. ·      Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. ·      Public speaking and participation in community events. ·      Time management, stress management, negotiation and mediation skills. ·      Ability to present a positive and professional image of the City demonstrating integrity and strong ethics in the performance of assigned tasks. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Marketing or Public Administration combined with two (2) years of experience. Certified Economic Development (CED) status desirable. Equivalencies will be considered. Salary $65,000-$80,000 negotiable dependent on qualifications with a comprehensive benefit package. Complete position summary and job description available at http://www.cityofmartinsburg.org Position will remain open until filled with the initial review of candidates occurring on March 1, 2017. Resumes submitted to: City of Martinsburg Attn: HR Director PO Box 828 Martinsburg, WV 25402 EEO/AA. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.


January 12 2017

JOB POSTING Economic and Community Development Director The City of Martinsburg, West Virginia, located in the heart of the Eastern Panhandle, is seeking an Economic and Community Development Director. Reporting to the City Manager, the incumbent will facilitate, administer and promote Economic Development initiatives for the City of Martinsburg. Essential functions: ·      Identify, source and foster economic and community development opportunities and strategies. ·      Develop initiatives to attract, expand and retain business in order to further develop the community. ·      Secure and administer funding for development plans and projects. ·      Manage the public process dealing with development initiatives and maintains data tracking systems. ·      Cultivate professional networks and promote the community to expand the general business footprint. ·      Evaluate program/project effectiveness. Essential skills: ·      Strong management and administration skills. ·      Highly proficient level of computer skills to include producing market research, analysis, financial reports and presentations. ·      Understanding of government processes, including the areas of fiscal knowledge, legislation and resources. ·      Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. ·      Public speaking and participation in community events. ·      Time management, stress management, negotiation and mediation skills. ·      Ability to present a positive and professional image of the City demonstrating integrity and strong ethics in the performance of assigned tasks. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Marketing or Public Administration combined with two (2) years of experience. Certified Economic Development (CED) status desirable. Equivalencies will be considered. Salary $65,000-$80,000 negotiable dependent on qualifications with a comprehensive benefit package. Complete position summary and job description available at http://www.cityofmartinsburg.org Position will remain open until filled with the initial review of candidates occurring on March 1, 2017. Resumes submitted to: City of Martinsburg Attn: HR Director PO Box 828 Martinsburg, WV 25402 EEO/AA. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.


January 11 2017

The 13th Annual WV Small Farm Conference will be held February 12-14, 2017 at the Charleston Civic Center. Workshops and Training this year will include: Better Process Control Hog Artificial Insemination QuickBooks Tour of Hudson Valley Farm Rabbit Short Course Sunday Service Association Meetings Conference Topics: Animal Production Farm Management Marketing Fruit Production Farm to School Wholesale Markets Local Food Community AgriTourism Financials Specialty Crops & Value-Added Products Organic Production Special Events: Youth Agriculture Entrepreneurship Competition Winter Blues Farmers Market Local Dine-Around Trade Show Silent Auction Seed Swap For more information and to register, go to http://smallfarmcenter.ext.wvu.edu/events/conference