Category: Blog

Q&A with Generation WV’s Evan Nelson

June 3, 2024 Finding a great employee is a process, as is finding a great job.  Generation WV, a nonprofit founded on a mission to keep more young West Virginians in the state, has new programs to match great employers and great candidates. We talked with Evan Nelson, the Career Connector Manager, about these programs and […]

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Equipping our Workforce: WV Invests 

May 1, 2024 May is the month filled with graduation celebrations as young adults across the Greenbrier Valley cross over into the next phase of their lives. While there are several paths – college, trade school, military or entering the workforce – equipping students with the right skillset for a promising career is vital. Enter West […]

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Lights, Camera, Economic Development Action!

By: Dave Lavender | April 1, 2024 With the glory of spring unfolding, the annual feast of spring color and growing light of day brings vibrant migrations of activities and economic development in this place we aptly call Almost Heaven.  From red birds to orange traffic cones, our world is abuzz with new energy, knowing […]

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#GreenbrierValleyProud

This March, and this year, we are celebrating 30 years of service for Greenbrier Valley EDC.  Since our creation – a result of House Bill 4587 – our commitment to the businesses and communities of Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas Counties has not waivered. We are proud of the accomplishments of our region, our organization, and […]

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Tools you can use: Site Selection and Market Data 

October 31, 2023 The Greenbrier Valley EDC maintains a list of all commercial property and makes them available on our website. While we work to find and/or make sites attractive for business recruitment, we also keep tabs on these properties to ensure that every business – especially those grown right here in the Greenbrier Valley – […]

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Meeting Small Business Needs with Microloans 

Jessie’s Market is Alderson’s newest business, and with a little help from a Greenbrier Valley EDC microloan, will open this November.   Located behind Lantz Funeral Home at 147 Davis Street, this family-owned business will offer high quality deli meats, cheeses, fresh produce, milk, eggs, homemade breads, sandwiches, salads, wraps, and other tantalizing and healthy options […]

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Utility Partnerships: Moving Greenbrier Valley Forward 

Broadband funding is big news this week, with more than $1.2 BILLION coming to West Virginia. Infrastructure investments and funding opportunities have been unprecedented since 2020, with our region receiving millions for water, sewer, and broadband projects. And with good reason. Utilities are foundational elements of infrastructure development. They provide the basic framework necessary for […]

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