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.

August 25, 2014

WVEDC Board of Directors

11:00 a.m., WV Manufacturers Association, Quarrier St., Charleston, WV

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. 



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August 28 2014

Report Calls West Virginia Rainy Day Fund One of Healthiest in the Nation A report from Pew Charitable Trusts identifies the West Virginia Rainy Day Fund as one of the best in the country. West Virginia is one of only four states with sufficient reserves to operate for 100 days or more. As of June 30, 2014, the state’s Rainy Day Fund – officially titled the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund – has more than $956 million in reserves. States reserves and balances are vital to managing budgetary uncertainty, coping with unforeseen emergencies and maintaining fiscal health, according to the Pew Report. Strengthening reserves is a sign of fiscal responsibility, and a figure closely tracked by bond rating agencies.

August 27, 2014

WV is ranked #10 on Kiplinger’s list of Most Tax-Friendly States in the US