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What is economic development and what it means to you

Economic development is essential to creating and keeping jobs in West Virginia. Although for now, offices may be empty and meetings conducted remotely to comply with public health measures, the state’s vital economic development work goes on. What economic development does for us “Economic development” refers to what we do — our policies, plans and […]

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West Virginia organizations join forces to poll businesses on economic effects of COVID-19 on West Virginia

Data expected to position state for future stimulus funds CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On April 15, the West Virginia Development Office, West Virginia Association of Regional Councils (WVARC), New River Gorge Regional Development Authority and West Virginia Chamber of Commerce announced a partnership to measure the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state’s businesses. The […]

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We’ll Get Through This: How 3 WV Exporters Are Adapting to the Coronavirus

The Coronavirus has forced us to change the way we approach our day-to-day activities, reassess the definition of “essential” and be more creative in conducting business domestically and internationally. As we navigate these uncertain times, everyone here at the West Virginia Development Office wants you to know that we’re in this together. We’re here for […]

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STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT At Charleston EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 9-20 By the Governor WHEREAS, a State of Emergency was declared on the Sixteenth Day of March, Two Thousand Twenty for all counties in West Virginia (the "State of Emergency Declaration"), to allow agencies to coordinate and create necessary measures to prepare for and […]

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