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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.

October 24, 2016

WVEDC Board of Directors Meeting

The WVEDC Board of Directors will meet at 11:00 a.m. at the offices of Spilman, Thomas and Battle in Charleston.


November 28, 2016

WVEDC Board of Directors Meeting

The WVEDC Board of Directors will meet at 11:00 a.m. at the offices of Spilman, Thomas and Battle in Charleston.


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September 22 2016

Free Workshop for Veteran Owned Small Businesses - Information on the Vets First Verification Program ATTENTION SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS (SDVOSB) AND VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS (VOSB) OWNERS . . . COME LEARN ABOUT THE VETERAN ADMINISTRATION’S VETS FIRST VERIFICATION PROGRAM. The Eastern office of the Regional Contracting Assistance Center (RCAC), Martinsburg, WV, in conjunction with Congressman Alex Mooney’s office, and the Veterans Center at American Public University, will present an informational workshop about the Veteran Administration’s Vets First Verification Program on, Friday, October 21, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, at 393 N. Lawrence Street - Conference Room CT393, Charles Town, WV. If you are interested in knowing how this program could give your veteran owned business greater opportunities to gain government contracts, then attend this workshop and learn about: •        If your business qualifies •        The process and best practices •        The verification requirements •        Opportunities for SDVOSB/VOSB •        Meet representatives from the Regional Contracting Assistance Center and the Veterans Center at American Public University The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has special authority for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business/Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB/VOSB) Set Aside and Sole Source contracts. The Vets First Verification Program allows the VA to set aside specific procurement opportunities for verified SDVOSB and VOSB firms. We look forward to seeing you at this comprehensive workshop. Date, time, and location of the workshop are as follows: Date: Friday, October 21, 2016 Time: 10:00 a.m. to Noon Location: 393 N. Lawrence Street - Conference Room CT393, Charles Town, WV RSVP attendance or questions about the event can be made by calling the RCAC Eastern office at 304-821-4533 or emailing: . Regional Contracting Assistance Center (RCAC)  Eastern Office Ctact:  Kelly Cortright 304-821-4533 | kcortright @rcacwv.com


September 22 2016

This is something we all are proud of!  Toyota of West Virginia celebrated its 20th anniversary with the announcement of another $400 million investment. The 267-acre plant employs about 1,600 people and produces transmissions, 4-cylinder and V6 engines. It’s the only Toyota plant that makes engines and transmissions.  Toyota also donated two vehicles to nonprofit organizations in the state. One to Hope Community Development Corp., which assists low-income individuals, and Golden Girl Group Home, which provides safe housing for girls in dangerous situations. http://wvmetronews.com/2016/09/21/toyota-wv-celebrates-20th-anniversary-with-400-million-investment-announcement/


September 21 2016

October 27, the WVMA is partnering with the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) to host an event to explore efforts to enhance chemical safety and environmental performance in West Virginia.  The half-day event is set for October 27th in Charleston at the Embassy Suites Hotel.  The event will feature speakers and panelists throughout the chemicals value chain, explore industry best practices and methods for increasing chemical safety for all facilities, including small to medium-sized enterprises.  The event will feature a keynote address by Vanessa Allen Sutherland, Chairperson of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, remarks by Senator Manchin and a video message by Senator Shelley Moore Capito. For additional information go to http://www.wvma.com/safety2016 or call the WVMA at 304-342-2123. http://wvma.com/acc-nacd-wvma-safety.html#registration