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.

May 26 2017

West Virginia folks: Last Call for Tourism Industry Survey! In line with Governor Justice’s call to “think big” for tourism in West Virginia, many of you shared with us your ideas via the recent industry survey. If you haven’t completed the survey, it will be open until Thursday, June 1. This is the time to share your input on many of the Division’s programs and initiatives, including the new cooperative advertising program. We encourage everyone to participate!  Ready to fill out, click here: https://gotowv.com/industry-survey/#utm_source=Mailchimp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Industry

May 24 2017

From Spilman Thomas and Battle: Join us for our next employment law webinar! 2017 WV LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR EMPLOYERS The West Virginia Legislature ended its 2017 session with a few changes employers should be aware of, including updates to medical marijuana laws, questions you can and can’t ask when hiring, and more. On Thursday, June 1 at 12:00 p.m., join Spilman labor and employment attorneys Kevin Carr and Jay Ford for a lunchtime webinar exploring some of the latest West Virginia rule changes and what they could mean for your company. Click here to register. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1125969558937303042 If you have any questions about the webinar, please email or call Pamela Kesling at the contact info below. We look forward to speaking with you soon! Kind regards, Eric W. Iskra, Chair, Labor & Employment Practice Group Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC 304.340.3875 Pamela L. Kesling, Business Development Manager Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC 304.720.4065

May 18 2017

TechConnect West Virginia has developed a comprehensive listing of active business incubators and accelerators located throughout West Virginia.  The document details location and contact information for 23 assistance centers, located throughout the state, including: Athens, Beckley, Bluefield, Buckhannon, Charleston, Elkins, Fairmont, Huntington, Madison, Morgantown, Shepherdstown, South Charleston and Wardensville.  This is a great resource to share with entrepreneurs and assistance providers.  To view or print the document, click here: http://techconnectwv.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/TECHCONNECTMay2017.pdf If you know of a center that is not listed, or would like to update an existing center’s information, contact today.