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West Virginia Directory of Economic Development Organizations

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The West Virginia economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in West Virginia and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations. Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
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West Virginia Development Office State 25301

William Turner, Jr.

West Virginia Chamber of Commerce chamber 25330 304-342-1115
West Virginia Council for Community and Economic Development - business and government leadership group State
West Virginia - A Vision Shared - plan and issues for state development State
West Virginia Economic Development Council - association of local agencies State 25311
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Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce chamber 24701 304-327-7184
Mercer County Development county 24740 304-487-2896
McDowell County Economic Development Authority - Welch WV county 24801 304-436-3833
Wyoming County Economic Development Authority - Pineville WV county 24874 304-732-6707
Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation - Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas counties - Lewisburg WV county 24901 304-645-7155
Upper Kanawha Valley Economic Development - Cabin Creek WV county 25035 304-595-5991
Central Appalachia Empowerment Zone - Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Nicholas, and Roane counties zone 25043 304-587-2034
Boone County Community & Economic Development - Madison WV county 25130 304-369-9118
Jackson County Development Authority - Ripley WV county 25271 304-372-1151
Roane County Economic Development Authority county 25276 304-927-5189
Roane County Chamber of Commerce - Spencer WV chamber 25276 304-927-1780
Charleston Area Alliance Metro 304-340-4253
City of Charleston WV City 25301 304-348-8035
Charleston, West Virginia City 25301
Chemical Alliance Zone - Cabell, Kanawha, Putnam, and Wayne counties - Charleston WV zone 25301 304-340-7082
South Charleston Chamber of Commerce chamber 25303 304-744-0051
Berkeley County Development Authority - Martinsburg WV county 25402 304-267-4144
Morgan County Economic Development Authority - Berkeley Springs WV county 25411 304-258-8546
Jefferson County Development Authority - Charles Town WV county 25414 304-728-3255
Advantage Valley - Boone, Cabell, Putnam, Kanawha, and Wayne counties in WV, plus Ashland KY and Lawrence OH region 25526 304-760-0950
Mason County Economic Development - Pt. Pleasant WV county 25550 304-675-1497
Putnam County Development Authority - Scott Depot WV county 25560 304-757-0318
Wayne County Economic Development Authority - Wayne WV county 25570 304-272-9050
Lincoln Economic Development Authority - West Hamlin WV county 25571 304-824-3838
Corridor G Regional Development Authority - Boone, Lincoln, Logan, and Mingo counties - Logan WV region 25601 304-792-7243
Logan County Development Authority - Logan WV county 25601 304-752-4600
Mingo County Redevelopment Authority - Williamson WV county 25661 304-235-0042
Huntington Area Development Council - Cabell and Wayne counties - Huntington WV region 25701

Gerald McDonald

Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce chamber 25716 304-525-5131
4-C Development Authority - counties of Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh, and Summers region 25801 304-254-8115
Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce - Beckley WV chamber 25801 304-252-7328
Summers County Chamber of Commerce - Hinton WV chamber 25951 304-466-5332
Regional Economic Development Partnership - Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel counties - Wheeling WV region 26003 304-232-7722
Ohio Valley Industrial and Business Development Corporation - REDP is a division of OVIBDC - Wheeling WV - name changed in June 2004 region 26003 see above
Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce chamber 26003 304-233-2575
Hancock County Development Authority - New Cumberland WV county 26047 304-564-3311
Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle - Brooke and Hancock counties - Weirton WV region 26062 304-748-5041


Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce - Weirton WV chamber 26062 304-748-7212
Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley - Parkersburg WV chamber 26101 304-422-3588
Wood County Development Corporation - Parkersburg WV county 26102 304-422-5650
City of Parkersburg, West Virginia city 26102 304-424-8542
Polymer Alliance Zone - Jackson, Mason and Wood counties - Davisville zone 26142 304-428-1622
Little Kanawha Area Development Corporation - Calhoun and Wirt counties - Elizabeth WV region  26143 304-275-4231
Pleasants County Development Authority - St. Marys WV county 26170 304-684-1220
Upshur County Development Authority - Buckhannon WV county 26201 304-472-1757
Randolph County Development Authority - Elkins WV county 26241 304-637-0803
West Virginia Hardwood Alliance Zone Barbour, Lewis, Preston, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur, and Webster counties - Elkins WV zone 26241 304-636-9542
Tucker County Development Authority - Parsons WV county 26287 304-478-3454
Webster County Economic Development Authority - Webster Springs WV county 26288 304-847-2145
Harrison County Development Authority - Clarksburg WV county 26301 304-623-3596  
Harrison County Chamber of Commerce - Clarksburg WV chamber 26301 304-624-6331
Mid-Atlantic Aerospace Complex - Bridgeport WV 26330 304-842-9415
Gilmer County Economic Development Association - Glenville WV county 26351 304-462-8098
Taylor County Development Authority - Grafton WV county 26354 304-265-3938
Ritchie County Economic Development Authority - Harrisville WV county 26362 304-643-2505
Barbour County Economic Development Authority - Philippi WV county 26416 304-457-1225
Lewis County Economic Development Authority - Weston WV county 26452 304-269-4993
Morgantown Area Economic Partnership - Monongalia County county 26507 304-296-6684
Preston County Economic Development Authority - Kingwood WV county 26537 304-329-2299
I-79 Development Council - Harrison, Lewis, Marion, and Monongalia counties - Fairmont WV region 26555 304-677-9961
Marion Regional Development Corporation - Fairmont WV county 26555 304-333-6732
Braxton County Development Authority - Sutton WV county 26601 304-342-6972
Mineral County Development Authority - Keyser WV county 26726 304-788-3383
Hampshire County Development Authority - Romney WV county 26757 304-822-4320
Pendleton County Economic and Community Development Authority - Franklin WV county 26807 304-358-2074
Hardy County Rural Development Authority - Moorefield WV county 26836 304-530-3047
Grant County Chamber of Commerce - Petersburg WV chamber 26847 304-257-2722
Grant County Development Authority - Petersburg WV county 26847 304-257-4550
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.
The directory above links to the websites of many West Virginia economic development organizations (EDO) and provides contacts and Area Profiles, Surveys, or other available content about WV as a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the WV and larger US Mid-Atlantic region, following the same structure as our global contact directories These area representatives would typically include
  •  a state department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices
Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services. 

The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Contact information for relationship leaders at GDI Solutions :

We develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives - economic development organizations - and professional service providers as well as senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices, factories, distribution centers or other operations.

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