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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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Learn about exporting and grants avaialble in WV - Free Admission RSVP: or 304-957-2018 The WVDO works in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service, the West Virginia Export Council and other partners to assist small and medium-sized companies in increasing their export sales.  In 2016 we have another exciting calendar of events planned and a new program offering grant funds for qualified companies!  As outlined below, over the next few weeks we are offering informational sessions around the state.  Please join us to learn more. Topics include, West Virginia First STEP-Next STEP- Grant funds available for eligible small businesses to promote their exports!  (see below) 2016 Trade Event Schedule- UAE & Qatar, UK & Ireland, Mexico, Trade Winds Chile, MinExpo, Vietnam Resources available for exporters- WV District Export Council, Freight Forwarders, EXIM Bank Export Management Course Spring 2016 at WVU and Marshall University- Export training class Informational Sessions Free Admission RSVP: or 304-957-2018 Morgantown, WV- Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015 at WVU Business and Economic Building Room 128, from 10 am - 11:30 am ** Martinsburg, WW-  Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 at Gourmet Cook at P-51 at the Eastern WV Regional/Shepherd Field Airport from 10 am - 12 pm* Charleston, WV- Thursday, Oct 15, 2015 at Charleston Area Alliance from 11 am - 1 pm* Huntington, WV- Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at Huntington Area Development Council from 10 am -12 pm* Beckley, WV-Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 at Tamarack from 10 am -12 pm* Wheeling, WV-Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 at National Technology Transfer Center at Wheeling Jesuit University   from 1:30 pm -3:30 pm ** Parkersburg, WV-  Friday, November 13, 2015 at The Blennerhassett Hotel from 10 am - 12:00 pm* Logan, WV - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at Chief Logan State Park Lodge from 10 am - 12:00 pm*                     Elkins, WV- Friday, November 20, 2015 at Randolph County Development Authority Building from 10 am -12:00* *Lunch included                                 ** Refreshments available

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Upcoming Economic Outlook Conferences: Wheeling Economic Outlook Conference:        October 7 New River Gorge Regional Economic Summit:    October 15 Eastern Panhandle Economic Outlook Luncheon: November 3     Martinsburg Morgantown Economic Outlook Conference:      November 16 More information and online registration for these Economic Conferences can be found at: http://be.wvu.edu/bber/ Call 304-293-7876.

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