"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."    
~ Anne Bradstreet
Warm winter wishes from the Wyoming County EDA!
Welcoming New Members

We would like to open our Winter Newsletter by welcoming our new members joining the Wyoming County EDA Board of Directors!

  • Jim Cook, representing Oceana
  • Kelli Karper, representing Pineville
  • Dean Meadows, representing Pineville
  • Tami Morgan, representing Oceana
  • Barry Smith, representing Mullens
Thanks to each of you for your willingness to serve on our board.  We look forward to working with you as we progress our company and its missions!

Truston Technologies, Inc.

We would like to welcome Truston Technologies to Buildings 3 and 4 at the John D. Rockefeller IV Industrial Park located at 8446 Welch Pineville Road.  You will find out more about Truston and their investment and jobs in Wyoming County in an upcoming press release from the State of WV.  

Follow this link for a map of Truston's new address!

Five Year Anniversary

We would like to congratulate Whitney Bailey, Administrative Assistant for Accounting and Finance, on her Anniversary with the Wyoming County EDA!  Late October 2017 marked Whitney's 5th year in her position.  Thank you for your dedication, Whitney, and congratulations!

Congratulations, Christy!

Executive Director Christy Laxton has been accomplished and busy this last quarter!

In November 2017, Christy graduated from her Leadership WV class.  This class was also selected as the "Best Class Ever" as a result of their attendance, donations, and more new class nominations than ever before.

She also received her National Development Council Economic Development Finance Professional Recertification in December 2017.

Election of Officers

Wyoming County EDA Board Members elected officers at our January 18, 2018 board meeting.  Our officers for the upcoming year are as follows:
  • D. Michael Goode, President
  • Frank Mann, Vice President
  • Linda Goode-Phillips, Treasurer
  • Sandra Privett, Secretary
Each of our officers have been serving in their positions for multiple years.  Thank you for your diligence in your service to the Wyoming County EDA!

Office Space Available for Lease

Office space is now available for lease! The property is located adjacent to the Wyoming County EDA in Pineville, WV.  If you are interested in this space, please contact Christy Laxton at 304-732-6707.  Thank you!

Renovations at John D. Rockefeller IV Industrial Park

In preparation for new leases at our Industrial Park, some of the buildings have underwent some major overhaul! Take a look at the transformation inside of Building #3!

Additional renovations that have been completed in three buildings located at our Industrial Park include but are not limited to:
  • Garage door replacement at building #2
  • Gas line upgrades
  • Numerous interior renovations in building #3 including flooring, dry wall, lighting and other cosmetic details
  • Concrete footers have been installed for cranes in building #4
  • Crane fabrication, scheduled for installation during the latter part of January 2018
  • Sprinkler system repairs due to damage from frozen water in the pipes
  • Sprinkler room installation

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.

2018 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!
Click here for our latest Loan Program Status Update!

Brownfields Update

Work continues at the Barkers Creek Industrial Park!

In partnership with our contractors, the WV Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and the WV Brownfields Assistance Centers (BACs), we have made great progress on the former Lusk Lumber site in Tralee.  With assessments and reviews wrapping up over the next few months, we look forward to moving into the construction phase of remediation and working with new tenants to grow Wyoming County!

Coming soon --- Industrial Leases at the Barkers Creek Industrial Park!  
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!  Below is a panoramic view of the Barkers Creek Industrial Park site.

Upcoming Events

Monthly Meetings:

EDA Board of Directors -  Please See Below for Upcoming Meeting Dates for this Year!
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Thursday, August 16, 2018
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018
County Commission - First and Third Wednesdays
Mullens Chamber - Fourth Tuesdays
Oceana Chamber - Second Wednesdays
Pineville Chamber - Third Wednesdays

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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