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Opportunity for Community Input: Rainelle Local Foods, Local Places Workshops

Rainelle, West Virginia, The Rainelle Local Foods, Local Places two-day community workshop that was originally scheduled on June 27 & 28, 2016 has been rescheduled on April 6 & 7, 2017.   The topics of the workshops will surround local food and its potential for strengthening the local economy, supporting healthier people and neighborhoods, and revitalizing downtown. Rainelle was selected for this technical grant by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), US Department of Transportation...

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INVITATION TO OPEN HOUSE EDRAY INDUSTRIAL PARK

INVITATION TO OPEN HOUSE EDRAY INDUSTRIAL PARK

The Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation (GVEDC) and the Pocahontas County Chamber of Commerce are inviting the public to the Edray Industrial Park (EIP), located along Route 219, in Edray, WV, in Pocahontas County. On October 19, 2016, from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM, an open house will be conducted to familiarize the public with the availability of the 30,000 Sq. Ft. vacant building.  Lunch will be served starting at noon and is sponsored by Pocahontas County Businesses. Following lunch, a program will be conducted discussing site...

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Rainelle, WV Receives 2016 Federal Local Foods, Local Places Award to Integrate Local Food Strategies into Main Street Revitalization and Public Health Efforts ARC Support to Help The Town of Rainelle, WV Implement Community Development Plans

Rainelle, WV Receives 2016 Federal Local Foods, Local Places Award to Integrate Local Food Strategies into Main Street Revitalization and Public Health Efforts ARC Support to Help The Town of Rainelle, WV Implement Community Development Plans

  Washington, DC, January 29, 2016—The Obama administration has announced that Rainelle, WV is one of six Appalachian communities among the 27 national Local Foods, Local Places awardees for 2016. Through the federal Local Foods, Local Places Initiative, Rainelle, WV will receive technical support to identify successful strategies for integrating local food into their community development efforts and create economic opportunities for local farmers and food entrepreneurs, revitalize main streets, and increase access to healthy...

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GREENBRIER VALLEY: GROWING PROSPERITY

GREENBRIER VALLEY:  GROWING PROSPERITY

  The Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation in Maxwelton, WV announces a published article in the Trade & Industry Development May/June 2015 magazine, a publication through Due North Consulting, Inc.  T & ID is a bimonthly publication that is dedicated to site selection. Each issue highlights a specific targeted market and is sent to decision makers within that market.    The article, “Greenbrier Valley, West Virginia: Growing Prosperity”, written by Juli Anne Patty,  features a case study of the...

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GVEDC 2014 Annual Dinner

GVEDC 2014 Annual Dinner

          GVEDC holds is annual dinner with keynote speaker Amy Shuler Goodwin The Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation held its annual dinner on June 19, 2014 at Lewisburg Elks Country Club with special guest and keynote speaker Amy Shuler Goodwin, the newly appointed WV Deputy Secretary of Commerce and the Commission of Tourism. 70 people enjoyed a wonderful meal prepared by TLP and a great message from Ms. Shuler Goodwin. The dinner was sponsored by First National Bank of Ronceverte, Dominion Energy...

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The Importance of Entrepreneurism and Economic Development in the Greenbrier Valley: Two Programs of the GVEDC Successfully Address the Issue

The Importance of Entrepreneurism and Economic Development in the Greenbrier Valley: Two Programs of the GVEDC Successfully Address the Issue

The GVEDC has made within all its economic development programming, a commitment to include programs and projects that promote business growth through entrepreneurism. The maturation of the process of promoting the development and sustainment of entrepreneurs has netted some recognition for the GVEDC. Two programs, the Entrepreneurial Development Project and the Local Food Initiative have garnered some recognition for their role in promoting business as a career opportunity. The Entrepreneurial Development Project: The purpose of this project...

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GVEDC Annual Meeting and Dinner

GVEDC Annual Meeting and Dinner

Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation held its annual meeting on June 19, 2013 at the Elk’s Country Club 19th Hole Restaurant with special guest and keynote speaker Dr. L. Marshall Washington, President of New River Community and Technology College. Approximately 50 attendees enjoyed a wonderful meal prepared by TLP and a great message from Dr. Washington. Dr. Washington’s message spoke of a multitude of educational opportunities for traditional and non-traditional students in the five NRCTC campuses. Dr. Washington also spoke about the many levels of partnerships NRCTC have with area businesses, non-profit s and individuals. These collaborative efforts have led to identifying the educational needs of the community and utilizing many available resources. One such effort has led to the One Room University in Marlinton, WV. It is great example of overcoming obstacles in rural areas. Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation, Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce and New River Community and Technology College have partnered to present Entrepreneurial Cafes and plan to implement entrepreneurial educational programs in the Greenbrier County school system. Dr. Washington attended the last Entrepreneurial Café and was highly impressed with the presentations and local talent.

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The GVEDC

The GVEDC

The Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation assists the needs of the business community of Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas Counties, West Virginia. We provide a variety of services to new and existing businesses such as: business financing, general and technical assistance, site selection and most importantly, the highly skilled and loyal West Virginia Workforce.

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All work and no play….NO WAY!

All work and no play….NO WAY!

After work you will be even more compelled to stay and play in one of the most relaxing outdoor recreational areas in West Virginia. Enjoy activities from hiking, biking and golf to skiing, fly fishing and whitewater rafting. All right here in the Greenbrier Valley! See our Related Links page for more information about recreational activities, local tourism attractions and the arts.

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