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.

April 24, 2017

WVEDC Board of Directors Meeting

The WVEDC Board of Directors will meet Monday, April 24 at 11:00 a.m. at the Spilman Center in Charleston, WV.

September 24-26, 2017

2017 WVEDC Annual Conference

The 2017 WVEDC Annual Conference will be held September 24-26, 2017 at the Glade Springs Resort in Daniels, WV.

December 31 1969

Improvements in affordable transportation are ALWAYS good for WV.  Please share! We need to encourage people to use it so this $15 ride doesn’t go away!  This is great for college students, for Doctor appointments, and for travel and adventures!  Amtrak to offer bus service between Charleston and Morgantown - Amtrak is now offering bus service to and from Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Weston and Flatwoods for people wishing to use the Cardinal station in Charleston. Baron’s Bus lines, an intercity bus service that operates nationwide, provides transportation in vehicles equipped with wifi and electrical outlets. The schedule posted on the Amtrak website first lists service for Wednesday, July 19. Fares are $15 from Morgantown and Fairmont and $10 from the other stops. On the trip south, buses leave the Morgantown West bus stop at 4:50 a.m., West Virginia University at 5:10 a.m., Fairmont at 5:35 a.m., Clarksburg at 5:55 a.m., Weston at 6:30 a.m. and Sutton at 7 a.m. The bus arrives at Charleston at 8 a.m. On the trips, the bus leaves Charleston at 8:45 a.m. It arrives at Flatwoods at 11:40 a.m., Weston at 12:25 p.m., Clarksburg at 12:55 p.m., Fairmont at 1:15 p.m., WVU at 1:50 p.m. and Morgantown West at 2 p.m.  Fares are the same as for the southbound trip. Amtrak announced its bus service would include stops at Clendenin, but that stop is not listed on its schedule. Amtrak’s Cardinal train operates between New York and Chicago three days a week. The train offers customers coach seating, business class or sleeping accommodations, free wifi, hot meals in the dining car and a lounge car. Customers may purchase tickets using Amtrak eTicketing, at a staffed station or at a Quik-TrakSM kiosk. Passengers can also book online, call 800-USA-RAIL, or use a mobile device. https://www.amtrak.com/home

December 31 1969

TransTech Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Industry Partners, and Friends - Please share! Applications to Make a Pitch at the 6th TransTech Energy Business Development Conference are due Wednesday, September 6, 2017 – that’s only eight weeks from today! Would you please help us get this message out to potential pitch presenters? The entrepreneurs and innovators who want to improve the world through commercializing their great ideas are really the Spirit of TransTech and the goal of the Conference is to help them achieve success. Applications may be accessed at http://TransTechEnergy.org by clicking on “Application to Make a Pitch - 2017” You will be taken to a four-page MS Word application. ·      Page 1 is Guidelines and Instructions, which all applicants should read very carefully. ·      Page two is a Profile Page requesting information about the applicant and their start-up company or commercializable project. ·      Pages three and four have 10 questions regarding market readiness that should be answered as clearly and succinctly as possible. An applicant may expand this space to four pages in answering the 10 questions. Each Application to Make a Pitch will be evaluated by five expert reviewers – and up to 24 pitch presenters will be selected based on the rankings. The attached “About TransTech” document gives overview information on the program and you are welcome to distribute it as needed. PPt’s from the 2012 – 2015 pitches are available on the website under “Previous Conferences.” Thank you so much for helping get the word out about the 2017 TransTech pitch opportunity!

December 31 1969

This is a request for help with an important Survey Research Project at WVU to assess status and future needs of smart manufacturing in West Virginia. Please click here to take this 5 MINUTE SURVEY: https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6x0ByvhhqPpR8Vv If you are involved in any way with manufacturing, supply chains, marketing and sales, business development or hope to see WV’s manufacturing sector prosper, would you please answer the survey questions and/or forward it to others – that would be much appreciated!