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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.

February 27,2017


The WVEDC Board of Directors will meet on Monday, February 27 at 3:00 p.m. in the Charleston Boardroom of the Embassy Suites in Charleston, WV.

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February 23 2017

The February WVEDC Board of Directors meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27 in the Charleston Boardroom of the Embassy Suites in Charleston.

February 23 2017

Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization Please join EPA on February 28, 2017, 1:00-2:30PM EST for a webinar on “Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization: Meet the Funders – Parks, Community Health, and the Arts” Register Online at: https://clu-in.org/conf/tio/BFLeveraging4/ Brownfield grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are one of many sources of funds that can support redevelopment of contaminated sites.  This webinar will highlight a number of redevelopment resources available from the National Park Service (NPS), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to leverage your brownfield dollars.  The webinar will also feature a presentation from a community that has successfully used grants, loans and other support from these agencies for its revitalization efforts.  This is the fourth webinar in EPA’s series on what communities need to know to successfully leverage resources for brownfields revitalization. Agenda: 1.  Welcome: Andrew Seth, President, Sustainable Strategies DC 2.  Introductory Remarks: Aimee Storm, Land Revitalization Coordinator, U.S. EPA 3.  National Park Service Resources: Joel Lynch, State and Local Assistance Programs Division, National Park Service 4.  Health and Human Services Resources: Harold Taylor, Community Economic Development Specialist, Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, HHS 5.  National Endowment for the Arts Resources: Jen Hughes, Community Solutions Specialist, NEA 6.  Case Study Over 300 people have registered for the webinar so far. As stated above, this is the fourth in a series of EPA webinars on leveraging resources.  The past three webinars can be found at archived on clu-in.org: ·      Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization – overview of OBLR’s new guidebook and webinar series (July 26, 2016) ·      Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization: Meet the Funders - Economic Development (featured EDA, HUD and USDA rural development) (October 25, 2016) ·      Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization: Meet the Funders – Infrastructure (featured DOT & EPA water programs) (December 14, 2016)

February 20 2017

Hello WVEDC members and guests, please remember to contact your local legislators and invite them to the legislative reception next Monday February 28 from 5 – 7 p.m.  Dennis Burnside, site selection consultant with Juniper CRE is scheduled to attend.  This would be a good opportunity for members to talk to him one-to-one.

February 16 2017

The WV Annual Transportation Report was released this month.  It can be found here:  http://tripnet.org/docs/WV_Transportation_by_the_Numbers_TRIP_Report_February_2017.pdf