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.

November 20 2017

“For a seventh straight year, fewer students are enrolled at West Virginia’s public four-year colleges, according to an annual report presented to the state’s Higher Education Policy Commission on Friday.’ https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/education/west-virginia-college-enrollment-continues-to-decline/article_4adefaf0-7bb6-5ba9-af81-086a567f2e50.html

November 16 2017

WV Public School Enrollments drop for 5th year in a row.  https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/education/wv-public-school-enrollment-drops-for-th-year-straight/article_e00f2255-5440-555b-a293-55c29234763d.html

November 13 2017

Martinsburg City Council members have unanimously voted to hire an executive search firm to find a candidate for the city’s economic and community development director. The position has been advertised two times. Candidates were interviewed, but no one was selected.  Jay Garner, originally from Martinsburg, of Garner Economics LLC, prepared an in-depth economic development report for the city, which was adopted by the City Council in December 2013. http://www.journal-news.net/news/local-news/2017/11/martinsburg-council-hires-headhunter/

November 9 2017

*HISTORIC NEWS*  West Virginia Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher and China Energy Investment Corporation Limited made history when they signed an MOU for a full-value shale gas chain development project that will be a total investment of $83.7 billion in the Mountain State. President Donald J. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping witnessed the historic event. http://news.westvirginia.gov/china-energy-and-west-virginia-announce-framework-to-invest-83-billion-in-shale-gas-and-chemical-manufacturing-projects