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.

September 23-25, 2018

2018 WVEDC Annual Conference

The 2018 WVEDC Annual Conference will be held September 23-25, 2018 at Canaan Valley State Park.

November 27, 2017

WVEDC Board of Directors Meeting

The WVEDC Board of Directors will meet Monday, November 27 at 11:00 a.m. at the Spilman Center in Charleston.

December 5 2017

WVEDC 2018 Legislative Conference Sponsors Needed The WVEDC 2018 Legislative Conference will be held Monday, January 22 & Tuesday, January 23 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, WV. We open with our Legislative Reception Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The conference gets underway Tuesday morning.  Economic developers from throughout the state, as well as many state officials, will be attending.  We would like to invite you to be part of this important gathering of economic development professionals.  We‘re pleased to offer you this opportunity to support this event.  We have the following levels of participation: GOLD: $3000: In return for this level of sponsorship, 4 conference registrations, an opportunity to introduce a session, mention in printed and electronic material, and verbal mentions during the event. SILVER: $2000: In return for this level of sponsorship, 2 conference registrations, mention in printed and electronic material, and verbal mentions during the event. BRONZE: $1000: In return for this level of sponsorship, 1 conference registration and verbal mentions during the event. All sponsors are invited to attend the opening reception to be held at the Embassy Suites on Monday evening. This will afford an opportunity to network with conferees. All checks will be made out to WVEDC. Please contact Tracy Miller, 304.842.9419 or ; or Robbie Baylor, 304.329.2299 or ;  if you have any questions. Thank you.  WVEDC 2001 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25311; 304.342.2123

December 5 2017

West Virginia District Office Now Accepting 2018 National & District SBA Small Business Week Nominations.  All nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST, Jan. 9, 2018. The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2018 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year and Exporter of the Year. Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities, and to our nation’s economy. National Small Business Week is celebrated April 29 – May 5, 2018. In addition to the national categories, the West Virginia District Office is accepting nominations for the following 2018 District Small Business Week categories, including: Family-Owned Small Business of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Encore Entrepreneur of the Year, Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year, Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year, Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year, and Small Business Champion of the Year. All nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST, Jan. 9, 2018. For more questions, mail Nikki Bowmar at:  Click Here for More informationA: <https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/wv/clarksburg/resources/sba-small-business-week-award-information?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery>

December 5 2017

WVEDC Legislative Conference January 22-23, 2018 Embassy Suites 300 Court Street, Charleston, WV Lodging: Call 304-347-8700 or 1-800-embassy and ask for reservations. Room Block Code:  EDC Deadline for Lodging Reservations:  December 23, 2017 $139.00 - Single/Double $149.00 - Triple $159.00 – Quad