"It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn."
~B.C. Forbes
Spring has sprung here at the Wyoming County EDA!
BrandJRNY Highlights Pineville, WV

So what is BrandJRNY? BrandJRNY is a team of strategic communicators housed in the WVU Reed College of Media's Media Innovation Center. They create research-based, integrated branding campaigns for unique, but sometimes forgotten or distressed, communities in West Virginia. They send  teams into communities to meet the residents and build relationships in order to create customized branding plans that are catered to each place and to tell the towns' stories through multiple platforms.

Pineville, WV was chosen to be highlighted in the BrandJRNY project.  What an awesome adventure this has been!

See some of the work completed by BrandJRNY by viewing the following links:
Wyoming County Days 2019

Plans for Visit Wyoming County Days 2019 are officially underway!  The date has been set for June 21-23, 2019 and there will again be a host of activities throughout the county.  With everything from  helicopter rides, horse races, courthouse tours, movie nights, kayaking, fishing, R.D. Bailey Outdoor Adventure Fair, Free Pool Days at Oceana and Mullens, Golf at Twin Falls, and so much more--- there will be something for everyone in the family to look forward to.

This year's reception will be held at the Gilliand Park Complex and will include free watermelon and water with food vendors and booths from around the county to showcase what Wyoming County has to offer!  

If you would be interested in selling food at this year's event, or to set up a booth, please let us know!  You can  contact Christy Laxton at christylaxton@wyomingcounty.com, or call the office at 304-732-6707.

Laser Tag and Video Gaming Trailer!

Each year, the kids love the Laser Tag and Video Gaming Trailer provided by our friends at Hillbilly Fun!

A special thank you to Summit Community Bank and Stafford Family Funeral Home for the donations that have already been made towards our efforts this year!
Coalfields Expressway Flex E-Grant Completed

While we collectively believe the Coalfields Expressway's completion will benefit and serve our rural area to its fullest potential, what could it actually look like to see a rural community develop due to the  impact this development in transportation will have?  

The EDA sponsored a Flex E-Grant with Peter Butler and WVU Graduate Students to specifically consider how one small town, Mullens, could capitalize on the Expressway in the future by comparing it to information gathered from other similar small towns who have expanded as a byproduct of transportation development.

Follow the link below to view the summary report.  If you would like to see the complete final report, please email Christy Laxton at christylaxton@wyomingcounty.com.

Click here to view the summary report!
First Tenants at Barkers Creek Industrial Park

We are excited to welcome Vecellio & Grogan, Inc. as our first tenants on Building Pad #4 of our new Barkers Creek Industrial Park, located at 1443 Herndon Road  in Bud, WV.

A partnership between the Wyoming County EDA and the US EPA Brownfields Clean-Up Grant provided clean-up for the site work at the industrial park and the WV DEP approved the lease of the site as they are working on the Certificate of Completion to be awarded to the Wyoming County EDA in April 2019.  Site work was completed by Main Street Builders.

Follow this link for an overview of the layout of Barker's Creek Industrial Park.  The site is equipped to accommodate a 50,0000 square foot building! 
Brownfields Construction

Take a look at our drone footage available of our Barker's Creek Industrial Park!  Thank you to Adam Sarver and Mainstreet Builders who provided this footage to us.  Included is site pad information as well as contact information for any prospective tenants.

Barkers Creek Industrial Park
Barkers Creek Industrial Park

Office Equipment for Sale

We are selling miscellaneous pieces of office equipment and furniture!  If you are interested in making a bid on any certain piece, please contact us and let us know!  Below is a listing of items that are still available for sale:
  • Item 1) Sharp Copier/Scanner/Fax Model AR-M208N
Pictures of this equipment can be found on the Wyoming County EDA's Facebook Page!
Small Business Survey!

We are conducting a Small Business Survey to see how we can service our small businesses better in Wyoming County. This survey is focused specifically on your current business or your potential business. The survey will take around 15 minutes to complete. The survey will not time out if you are unable to complete it all at once and all questions may not be applicable to your business. Most questions are rating scales of 1-5. We appreciate your time in assis ... ting us with our effort to provide better services to the small businesses of Wyoming County.
We are also looking for volunteers to be a part of our Entrepreneurial Communities Team, please let us know if you would like to be a part of the team. 

We are currently surveying Wyoming County business owners to better assess the needs of the county. Please take a few moments and tell us where you feel you may need additional information or assistance. Your responses will be kept completely confidential and none of your individual information will be disclosed. We appreciate your willingness to share your story with us! Contact information will be used only if follow-up questions are necessary and to provide general demographic information for all those completing the survey

Business of the Month Program

The Wyoming County EDA "Business of the Month" program is another opportunity to show our appreciation to Wyoming County businesses for investing in our community.  We encourage everyone to buy local as often as possible.  Buying local saves jobs and businesses in Wyoming County.  

Each month, the Wyoming County EDA will select a business who has been nominated and is located in Wyoming County to be chosen as the "Business of the Month".  The business is spotlighted for one month .  The "Business of the Month" receives marketing opportunities with an announcement on our website at  www.wyomingcounty.com and our Facebook page.  You can find the nomination form in this link.

To nominate a Business of the Month, please email entries to christylaxton@wyomingcounty.com or fax them to 304-732-6963.

2019 Loan Program Status

It is the Wyoming County EDA's mission to partner, not compete, with lending institutions and other funding sources to maximize the loans that can be leveraged by small businesses in our communities.

However, we also understand that sometimes there are funding gaps not addressed by these institutions. In order to provide the capital that small businesses need to start and grow in Southern West Virginia, the WCEDA oversees five loan funds geared towards filling these needs.  

We take pride in these achievements, and look forward to watching new companies grow and serve our communities!

Upcoming Events

Monthly Meetings:

EDA Board of Directors -  Please See Below for Upcoming Meeting Dates for this Year!
  • May 16, 2019
  • June 18, 2019
  • August 15, 2019
  • September 19, 2019
  • November 21, 2019
County Commission - First and Third Wednesdays
Mullens City Council - Third Thursdays
Oceana City Council - Second Thursdays
Pineville City Council - Second Mondays

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Need Assistance?

Questions?  Interested in one of our programs or properties?

Contact your Wyoming County EDA Staff today!

  • Christy Laxton - Executive Director
  • Laura Roberts-Lambert - Administrative Assistant, Loans and Operations
  • Whitney Bailey - Administrative Assistant, Accounting and Finance
Wyoming County Economic Development Authority | PO Box 1828  Pineville, WV  24874     (304) 732-6707 | www.wyomingcounty.com