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 29, 2016

WVEDC Board of Directors

The WVEDC Board of Directors will meet Monday, August 29, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Spilman Center in Charleston.

September 18-20, 2016

WVEDC Fall Conference

WVEDC Fall Conference

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
September 18-20, 2016


Lodging Information

Primary Lodging
Inn at Charles Town: 800-795-7001 by 9/10/2015, $99.00/night plus tax, (Code WES918, 99 rooms available)

Overflow Lodging
Holiday Inn Express: 304-725-1330 by 8/20/2016, $99.00/night plus tax, (Code WV Economic Development, 25 rooms available)


Contact: patty@wvedc.org

Click here for a .pdf file with registration form, draft agenda and sponsorship information.





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August 22 2016

You’re invited to an Economic Development Organization Conference hosted by FirstEnergy When: September 15, 2016, 9:00am – 2:00pm Where: Robert H. Mollohan Research Center, 1000 Galliher Drive Fairmont, WV 26554 How does the economy in West Virginia compare to the nation? What are the region’s growth opportunities? How do technology and local resources fit into this growth strategy? How can local economic developers attract and retain businesses?  And what tools can be used for retention and attraction? To learn more about these important issues, please RSVP to attend the Economic Development Organization Conference hosted by FirstEnergy.  We are proud to host subject matter experts on these key topics as detailed in the agenda below. AGENDA       I.      Check In & Continental Breakfast       II.    Welcome - Holly Kauffman, President, West Virginia Operations       III.    Opportunities for Attracting New Technology Focused Organizations - Jim Estep, President and Chief Executive Officer, CEO, The High Technology Foundation       IV.    West Virginia Economy vs. the National Economy - Jim Robey, Upjohn Institute       V.    Tools for Retaining & Growing West Virginia’s Manufacturers - Ed Crowe,  PHd, WVU Business Extension         VI.    Industry Site Selection Decision Making - Dennis Burnside, President, Juniper CRE Solutions       VII.    Networking Lunch Register here: https://www.cvent.com/surveys/Welcome.aspx?s=76a8dc03-7fa8-4fbf-93f0-a643b933c0dd

August 22 2016

For the ninth consecutive quarter, West Virginia remained the state with the lowest 4 Mbps broadband adoption rate at 66%—up 3.7% from the previous quarter and up 14% from the fourth quarter of 2014. Arkansas and Iowa shared the next lowest adoption rates in the country at 73%.

August 19 2016

Election Season for WVEDC! These are votes you won’t mind casting! Please note, ballots were sent out earlier this week.  They must be returned no later than September 14, 2016.  You can mail or email: WVEDC 2001 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV, 25311 Fax:  304-342-4552 Email: