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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.

April 25, 2016

WVEDC Board Meeting

The WVEDC Board of Directors will meet Monday, April 25 at 11:00 a.m. at the offices of Spilman, Thomas & Battle in Charleston.


May 23, 2016

WVEDC Board Meeting

The WVEDC Board of Directors will meet Monday, May 23 at 11 a.m. at the offices of Spilman, Thomas and Battle at 300 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV.


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May 26 2016

June 7th Event - Registration Open! DYNET - East   Charles Town, WV The second annual opportunity for small businesses to learn from and work with government contracting is coming to the Eastern Panhandle of WV! Dynamic Networking for Small Business (DyNet) is facilitating a major small business networking event on Tuesday, June 7th at American Public University System in Charles Town beginning at 9:00 a.m. Register online by going to http://www.dynetworking.com. Federal agencies, such as Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will discuss small business opportunities.  Continental breakfast is sponsored by Region 9 and lunch is sponsored by Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc., of Martinsburg WV, for registrants.  Afternoon sessions are: Doing Business with GSA - to include how to search the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) - Co-presenters are Charles Aycock, GSA, and George Murray, Deputy District Director, WV District Office, SBA and Cybersecurity - Current Threats for Small Businesses - National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)  and FBI.  Attendees will also be able to receive tips from SBA professionals to help businesses start, grow and succeed in the federal government contracting arena and learn about resources for SBA guaranteed loans. DyNet will give small businesses in West Virginia and surrounding states, time to meet face-to-face with multiple federal agencies and large prime contractors to match their capabilities at one convenient location. According to Deana Dean, President of the I-79 Development Council, “This networking conference makes a multitude of small business resources available all in one location to busy entrepreneurs. It is an outstanding opportunity to encourage small business growth and success,” said Dean.  The newest location added to the existing DyNet locations in Erie, PA, and Fairmont, WV, strengthens companies with multi-state collaboration and partnering. Small businesses are encouraged to bring a one-sheet capabilities statement or overview to leave with agencies and primes during networking. Sponsoring organizations include:  American Public University System, MPL, SRE, Inc., Eastern Panhandle Technology Innovation Center (EPTIC), Region 9 Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning & Development Council, and Western Potomac Economic Partnership (WESTPEP). “DyNet”, Dynamic Networking for Small Business, is an initiative of I-79 Development Council. To learn more about DyNet, go to http://www.dynetworking.com To learn more about I-79 Development Council, go to http://www.i79dc.org. DyNet is a free, day-long matchmaking event offering small businesses the opportunity to network directly with federal agencies, large prime contractors and other small businesses.  Each year the government counts on small businesses to help it fulfill its goals and requirements to sub-contract 23% of its work and multi-billion dollar budget.


May 25 2016

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May 23 2016

Please share: Veteran Hiring Event and Career Fair in Charleston on Wednesday, May 25th at Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley. For more information call (304) 399-9300 or