Local economies compete in an ever widening marketplace with their success based on the collective value they offer the consumer. When that consumer is the CEO or site selector of a company or a local businessperson looking to expand their operation, the primary economic asset they seek is a qualified workforce or “human capital”. Education is key to a successful local economic development program. Preparing the local workforce with the knowledge and understanding of what it takes to build and maintain a vibrant, competitive economy is crucial to growth and development. Education has always been and will continue to be an important part of the success of the Greenbrier Valley. The Greenbrier Valley region makes the education of its students a high priority, whether they are special needs or honor students.