"When all else fails, take a vacation."
~Betty Williams
HELLO FRIENDS AND PARTNERS!
The Wyoming County EDA wishes you a happy, fun and safe summer!
WCEDA Breaks $9,000,000 Mark in Loans Closed 

The Wyoming County EDA is known as having one of the most successful loan programs throughout the State of WV, but has now broke another record.  The lending programs available at the EDA have now broke the $9,000,000 mark in loans closed!  Most loans lent from our agency range from $15,000-$35,000 each, proof that this has been no small feat!  This accomplishment would not be possible without the diligent work completed on a daily basis by our Administrative Assistant for Loan Programs, Mrs. Laura Roberts-Lambert.  We would also like to take a moment to thank our Loan Committee for their efforts in making our loan program so successful!

We now look forward to breaking the $10,000,000 mark on loans closed in Southern WV and across our beautiful state!

Click here to view loans closed since the inception of our loan programs!
SWEEP Grant Funding Available

Through partnership between the Wyoming County EDA and the WV Department of Energy, the Southern West Virginia Energy Efficiency Program (SWEEP) can help small building and business owners by helping them streamline the process to become energy efficient.  

Loan funding for energy efficiency upgrade projects will be provided to credit worthy applicants who complete an energy assessment as required by SWEEP, through the Wyoming county EDA.  The loan will then be repaid by savings from the energy efficiency improvements.  

If you would like to learn more about the process of applying for SWEEP funds,
Another Visit Wyoming County Days has unfolded and it proved to be another successful year!  Events took place across the county from June 21 - 23 with car shows, horse shows, helicopter rides, kayak races, music and more.  We had a wonderful turn out of area residents and from those just visiting our beautiful communities.  Follow the link below for pictures from this fun-filled weekend!


Who's Ready for BINGO?

We are gearing up for another Thirty-One BINGO! This will be our 11th year of hosting the event that serves as a fundraiser for the Wyoming County Community Fund. The proceeds from this BINGO are used to award scholarships to student(s) attending either Southern WV Community College or the Wyoming County Career and Technical Center in the Fall of 2019.  

The date is set for Saturday, October 19, 2019.  We anticipate ticket sales to begin at the beginning of October.  Contact the Wyoming County EDA at 304-732-6707 to get your tickets early and at a discounted rate!

If you would like to sponsor our BINGO, we would appreciate your help!  It takes community members and businesses just like YOU to make this such a success.  Email Christy Laxton at christylaxton@wyomingcounty.com for information on becoming a sponsor.
WCCF Community Grant Fund Application Now Available!

The application for the Wyoming County Community Fund Community Grant Fund Application is now available!  Applications are due by October 1, 2019 and have a maximum request amount of $1,500.  All projects must occur within the defined grant period of November 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.

The Community Fund places priority on these types of projects:
  • Addresses a community need, an emerging community need, and/or implements a new creative approach to solve needs, or solves a need for the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Projects that either serve a significant number of residents or reach a group of underserved Wyoming County residents.
  • Capital and equipment needs.
  • Provides an opportunity for collaboration and partnerships, as well as leveraging additional funding.
  • Projects that invest in an organization's ability to obtain on-going financial stability.
  • Sudden or urgent needs where prior planning for such needs could not reasonably have been made.
Industrial Space for Lease in 2020!

We will have industrial space available for lease at our John D. Rockefeller IV Industrial Park in 2020!   Below is an image of Building Site #1 on the property, circled in red.  The Building Pad is 100' x 200' with the initial area being designed for up to 197 parking spaces.  Water, sewer, gas and three-phase electricity is available on the site. 

If you are interested, please email Christy Laxton at christylaxton@wyomingcounty.com for more information.

Brownfields Construction at Barkers Creek

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

The EDA received final close-out from the United States Environmental Protection Agency on our Brownfields Clean-Up Grant May 2, 2019 for the Barkers Creek Industrial Park.  We are currently awaiting the Certificate of Completion from the WV Department of Environmental Protection Agency in cooperation with reports from our Licensed Remediation Specialist and Brownfields Engineers, Terradon.  We are hopeful that we will receive this by the end of the summer for Barker's Creek Industrial Park to be ready for additional occupants.

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! 
Office Equipment for Sale

We have one Sharp Copier/Scanner/Fax Model AR-M208N available for sale!  If you are interested inpurchasing this piece of equipment, please contact us and let us know!  

You may email Christy Laxton at christylaxton@wyomingcounty.com or call the office at 304-732-6707.
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!


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.


Upcoming Events

Monthly Meetings:

EDA Board of Directors -  Please See Below for Upcoming Meeting Dates for this Year!
  • 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

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