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EDC and CVB Host Build WV Informational Sessions 

January 24, 2024 Maxwelton (WV) The Greenbrier Valley EDC and Pocahontas County CVB are offering an informational session for developers and interested parties to learn more about the BUILD WV program on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 2 p.m. at the Wellness Center in Marlinton.     Pocahontas County received a BUILD WV designation in August, which […]

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Legislative Committee hears update on Farmland Protection Program from Greenbrier Valley EDC Director Ruthana Beezley

By Matthew Young, RealWV January 9, 2024 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – “For me conservation and development do not have to be mutually exclusive. We just need to adopt more common sense approaches, and more centric views on how to address the greater good.” That’s what Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation (GVEDC) Executive Director Ruthana Beezley told […]

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GREENBRIER COUNTY RECEIVES BUILD WV DESIGNATION 

Application submitted by GVEDC is approved for WV’s 10th designation location  December 4, 2023 Maxwelton (WV) Incentives created to encourage development of housing are now available in Greenbrier County after a designation as a certified BUILD WV district by the West Virginia Departments of Commerce, Tourism, and Economic Development.   The application for designation was submitted […]

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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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The Greenbrier Valley: Reasons to Play, Reasons to Stay 

When the hustle and bustle of urban life get too hectic, and too HOT, the Greenbrier Valley offers many reasons for you to get out and play, and even more reasons for you to stay.  Nestled on the border of West Virginia and Virginia, amidst the Allegheny Mountains, the Greenbrier Valley has everything you need […]

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From the Executive Director: Planning for Progress

During the week of April 18th, the Greenbrier Valley EDC and our strategic planning consultants, In-Site Consultants, made a trip to each county to hear from businesses, elected officials, agencies, and other stakeholders on moving the needle on economic development and job creation.  Together, we walked through a kind of SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) […]

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Greenbrier Valley EDC Seeks Tenants for Commercialization Center Project

The Greenbrier Valley EDC is seeking interest from businesses that need additional room to expand their operations to become the first tenants of the organization’s Commercialization Center.  This project will better align the assets of the organization with the needs of the businesses in the community, and offer a solution to a growing problem expanding […]

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Show Me the Money!

March 1, 2023 “Where can I find a grant to __________?”  This question is posed to Greenbrier Valley EDC staff daily.  Indeed, with the passing of omnibus bills such as the Inflation Reduction Act, and the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, there are billions in funding available – if you know where to look.    Navigating […]

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New Apprenticeship Opportunities Abound in West Virginia

By: Dave Lavender | January 30, 2023 West Virginia Department of Economic Development’s most recent apprenticeship program at Blenko Glass | Photos courtesy of Dave Lavender Read it now and believe it later but blink a couple of times and the daffodils will be up, the grass will need cutting and baseball and graduation seasons […]

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