West Virginia Directory of Economic Development Organizations
West Virginia Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

West Virginia Governor
Jim Justice

  • Capital: Charleston
  • Population (2017 Est.): 1,815,857
  • Largest Cities (2017): Charleston, 47,929; Huntington, 47,079; Morgantown, 30,547; Parkersburg, 30,096; Wheeling, 27,066
  • Targeted Industries: Chemicals & Polymers, Automotive, Aerospace, Fulfillment Distribution, Building Products, Technology & Information Services, Manufacturing, Metals, Energy
  • Key Incentives: West Virginia Infrastructure & Jobs Development Council Financing, Economic Opportunity Tax Credit, West Virginia EDA Direct Loan Program, R&D Sales Tax Exemption, TIF, IDBs, WV Advance Program, Manufacturing Investment Credit
  • GDP (All Industry 2017): $76.8 billion*

*Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce

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State Listings

West Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Stephen G. Roberts
President
1624 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25311
304-342-1115
[email protected]
www.wvchamber.com

West Virginia Community & Technical College System

Sarah Tucker
Chancellor for Community & Technical College Education
1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301
304-558-0265, ext. 275
[email protected]
www.wvctcs.org/about-ctcs

West Virginia Department of Commerce

Ed Gaunch
Cabinet Secretary
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Building 3, Suite 600
Charleston, WV 25305
304-558-2234
[email protected]
commerce.wv.gov

West Virginia Development Office

Todd Hooker
Deputy Director, Business and Industrial Development
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Building 3, Suite 600
Charleston, WV 25305
304-558-2234
[email protected]
www.westvirginia.gov

West Virginia Economic Development Authority (WVEDA)

Caren Wilcher
Associate Director
Greenway Building, Northgate Business Park, 180 Association Drive
Charleston, WV 25311-1217
304-558-3650
[email protected]
www.wveda.org

West Virginia Economic Development Council

Mallie Combs
President
2001 Quarrier Street
Charleston, 25311
304-342-2123
[email protected]
www.wvedc.org

West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation

James L. Estep
President & CEO
1000 Galliher Drive, Suite 100
Fairmont, WV 26554
304-333-6814
[email protected]
www.wvhtf.org

Workforce West Virginia

Scott Adkins
Acting Executive
112 California Avenue, Room 609
Charleston, WV 25305-0016
304-558-7024
[email protected]
www.workforcewv.org


Utility Listings


Regional Listings

Advantage Valley, Inc.

Terrell Ellis
Executive Director
P.O. Box 1509
Huntington, WV 25716-1509
304-760-0950
[email protected]
www.advantagevalley.com

Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle

Patrick Ford
Executive Director
324A Penco Road
Weirton, WV 26062
304-748-5041
[email protected]
www.bhbdc.com

Central Appalachia Empowerment Zone of West Virginia

Connie Lupardus
Executive Director
4208 Wall Back Road, P.O. Box 176
Clay, WV 25043
304-587-2034
[email protected]
www.caez-wv.org

Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation

J. Andrew Hagy
Executive Director
804 Industrial Park, Suite 5
Maxwelton, WV 24957
304-497-4300
[email protected]
www.gvedc.com

Huntington Area Development Council

David Lieving
President/CEO
916 Fifth Avenue, Suite 400
Huntington, WV 25701
304-525-1161
[email protected]
www.hadco.org

Little Kanawha Area Development Corporation

Diane Ludwig
Director
P.O. Box 508
Elizabeth, WV 26143
304-275-4231
[email protected]
www.littlekanawha.com

Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council

Carol Jackson
Executive Director
709 Market Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
304-422-4993
[email protected]
www.movrc.org

Morgantown Area Partnership

Russel Rogerson
President & CEO
1714 Mileground Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
304-296-6684
[email protected]
www.map-wv.org

New River Gorge Regional Development Authority

Joe Brouse
Executive Director
116 North Heber Street, Suite B
Beckley, WV 25801
304-254-8115
[email protected]
www.nrgrda.org

Polymer Alliance Zone, Inc.

Keith Burdette
President
1 Polymer Way
Davisville, West Virginia 26142
304-428-1622
[email protected]
www.pazwv.org

Regional Economic Development Partnership

Don Rigby
Executive Director
1100 Main Street, 3rd Floor, P.O. Box 1029
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-7722
[email protected]
www.redp.org


County Listings

Barbour County Development Authority

Cheryl L. Wolfe
Executive Director
33 South Main Street
Philippi, WV 26416
304-457-1225, ext. 102
[email protected]
www.barbourcountywv.org

Berkeley County Development Authority

Sandy Hamilton
Executive Director
300 Foxcroft Avenue, Suite 201
Martinsburg, WV 25401
304-267-4144
[email protected]
www.developmentauthority.com

Boone County Community & Economic Development Corporation

Kris Mitchell
Executive Director
1 Avenue C, Suite 101
Madison, WV 25130
304-369-9127
[email protected]
www.boonecountywv.org

Braxton County Development Authority

Terrell Ellis
Program Manager
P.O. Box 1925
Sutton, WV 25327
304-342-6972
[email protected]
www.braxtoncountywv.org

Clay County Business Development Authority

William Dunn
President
P.O. Box 57
Clay, WV 25043
304-587-4166
[email protected]
www.claywvbda.org

Doddridge County Economic Development Authority

Jennifer Wilt
Executive Director
P.O. Box 147
West Union, WV 26456
304-873-1652
[email protected]
doddridgecountyeda.com

Grant County Development Authority

Tammy Kitzmiller
Executive Director
P.O. Box 114
Petersburg, WV 26847
304-257-2168
[email protected]
grantcounty-wv.com

Hampshire County Development Authority

Eileen M. Johnson
Executive Director
91 South High Street
Romney, WV 26757
304-822-4320
[email protected]
hampshirecountyeda.com

Hardy County Development Authority

Mallie Combs
Executive Director
P.O. Box 209
Moorefield, WV 26836
304-530-3047
[email protected]
hardycountywv.com

Harrison County Economic Development Corporation

Amy Haberbosch-Wilson
Executive Director of Economic Development
520 West Main Street
Clarksburg, WV 26301
304-476-0298
[email protected]
www.harrisonedc.com

Jackson County Development Authority

Mark Whitley
Executive Director
167 Seneca Drive
Ripley, WV 25271
304-372-1151
[email protected]
www.jcda.org

Jefferson County Development Authority

Lyn Goodwin
Program Manager
1948 Wiltshire Road, Suite 4
Kearneysville, WV 25430
304-728-3255
[email protected]
www.jcda.net

Lewis County Economic Development Authority

Cindy Whetsell
County Administrator
P.O. Box 466
Weston, WV 26452
304-269-4993
[email protected]
lceda.org

Lincoln Economic Development Authority

Tommy Adkins
Executive Director
P.O. Box 100
West Hamlin, WV 25571
304-824-3838
[email protected]
www.lincolneda.com

Mason County Economic Development Authority

John Musgrave
Executive Director
305 Main Street
Point Pleasant, WV 25550
304-675-1497
[email protected]
masoncounty.org

McDowell County Economic Development Authority

Stephanie Addair
Executive Director
92 McDowell Street, Suite 100
Welch, WV 24801
304-436-3872
[email protected]
mcdowelleda.com

Mercer County Economic Development Authority

John D. O'Neal, IV
Executive Director
1500 West Main Street
Princeton, WV 24740
304-431-8521
[email protected]
www.mercercountywv.org

Mineral County Development Authority

Kevin Clark
Executive Director
87 North Main Street, Suite 1
Keser, WV 26726
304-788-2233
[email protected]
www.mineralcountydevelopmentauthority.com

Mingo County Redevelopment Authority

Leasha Johnson
Executive Director
1657 East Fourth Avenue
Williamson, WV 25661
304-235-0042
[email protected]
www.developmingo.com

Morgan County Economic Development Authority

Daryl Cowles
Executive Director
77 Fairfax Street, Room 106
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
304-258-8546
[email protected]
www.morgancountyeda.com

Pendleton County Economic & Community Development Authority

Kim Ruddle
Administrator
P.O. Box 602
Franklin, WV 26807
304-358-2074
[email protected]
www.pendletoncounty.com

Pleasants County Development Authority

Diane Braun
Executive Director
309 Second Street
St. Marys, WV 26170
304-684-1220
[email protected]
pleasantscountywv.com

Preston County Economic Development Authority

Roberta Baylor, CCED
Executive Director
330 East Main Street, Suite 100
Kingwood, WV 26537
304-329-2299
[email protected]
www.prestonwv.com

Putnam County Development Authority (PCDA)

Andrew Dunlap
Executive Director
P.O. Box 167
Scott Depot, WV 25560
304-757-0318
[email protected]
www.pcda.org

Randolph County Development Authority

Robbie Morris
Executive Director
10 Eleventh Street
Elkins, WV 26241
304-637-0803
[email protected]
www.randolphwv.com

Roane County Economic Development Authority

Mark W. Whitley
Executive Director
216 Market Street, Suite 100
Spencer, WV 25276
304-927-5189
[email protected]
www.roanecountyeda.org

Taylor County Development Authority

Patricia Henderson
Executive Director
216 West Main Street
Grafton, WV 26354
304-265-5450
[email protected]
www.wvcountytaylor.com

Tyler County Development Authority

Eric Peters
Executive Director
210 Elizabeth Street
Sistersville, WV 26175
304-652-1760
[email protected]
tcdawv.com

Upshur County Development Authority

Robert Hinton
Executive Director
21 East Main Street
Buckhannon, WV 26201
304-472-1757, ext. 1
[email protected]
upshurda.com

Wayne County Economic Development Authority

Park Ferguson
Executive Director
25 Elm School Lane, P.O. Box 519
Wayne, WV 25570
304-272-9050
[email protected]
www.wceda.org

Webster County Economic Development Authority

Geary Weir
Executive Director
P.O. Box 4
Webster Springs, WV 26288
304-847-2145
[email protected]
www.websterwv.com

Wood County Economic Development

Lindsey Kerr Piersol
Director
409½ Market Street
Parkersburg, WV 26102
304-422-5650
[email protected]
www.developwoodcountywv.com

Wyoming County Economic Development Authority

Christy Laxton
Executive Director
P.O. Box 1828
Pineville, WV 24874
304-732-6707
[email protected]
www.wyomingcounty.com


City Listings

Charleston Area Alliance

Matthew Ballard
President & CEO
1116 Smith Street
Charleston, WV 25301
304-340-4253
[email protected]
www.charlestonareaalliance.org

Charleston Mayor’s Office of Economic & Community Development

Larry Malone
Director
105 McFarland Street
Charleston, WV 25301
304-348-8035
[email protected]
www.charlestonwv.gov

City of Martinsburg

Shane C. Farthing
Economic & Community Development Director
232 North Queen Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
304-264-2131
[email protected]
www.cityofmartinsburg.org

City of Parkersburg

Rickie Yeager
Director, Development
1 Government Square, P.O. Box 1627
Parkersburg, WV 26102
304-424-8415
[email protected]
www.parkersburgcity.com

Nitro Development Authority

Rich Hively
Executive Director
201 21st Street
Nitro, WV 25143
304-306-4201
[email protected]
www.nitrodevelopment.org

Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce

Erikka L. Storch
President
1100 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-2575
[email protected]
www.wheelingchamber.com