Greenbrier Valley EDC Receives Funding for Commercialization Center

MAXWELTON, WV – In June, Senator Joe Manchin and Senator Shelley Moore Capito announced funding from the Small Business Administration to the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation to enhance manufacturing in Greenbrier County. 

The award of $819,000 will provide funds for construction of space inside the existing Rahall Business & Technology Center at the Airport Industrial Park in Maxwelton. The construction will provide space for smaller manufacturing and trade companies in the region. In addition, the project will provide wrap-around business development services and support from Greenbrier Valley EDC and its partners. The Commercialization Center Project is expected to begin by 2025.

“We are thankful to both Senator Capito and Senator Machin for their on-going efforts to elevate West Virginia’s economic opportunities,” said Greenbrier Valley EDC Executive Director, Ruthana Beezley. “This award will allow us to continue to meet the needs of our business community, particularly for those experiencing growth.”

The award was secured through Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests made in Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24). Funds will help support business incubation, economic revitalization efforts, and education programs.

Read the award announcement from Senator Manchin here:

Read the announcement from Senator Capito here:

For more information, please contact the Greenbrier Valley EDC office at 304-497-4300 or at


The Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation strategically facilitates economic growth and higher wages through collaborative partnerships, while preserving the natural beauty and quality of life in the Greenbrier Valley Region.  They have served Greenbrier, Pocahontas and Monroe County for 30 years.