"Paying attention to simple little things that most men neglect, make a few men rich."
~Henry Ford
The Wyoming County EDA sends warm wishes to everyone 
for a happy and prosperous 2019 !
2019 Outstanding Young West Virginians

We would like to congratulate Executive Director Christy Laxton for being named one of the 2019 Outstanding Young West Virginians.  This program is designed to identify and award young people in the Mountain State who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or their community service.  Terry Bartley states, "This prestigious annual award serves to recognize individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 who exemplify the best attributes of the state's young active citizens through service or professional achievement."

The event will be held Friday, February 15, 2018 in Charleston, WV.  If you would like to join Christy in celebration of this honor, tickets are available for purchase at the link found below.

Once again, congratulations, Christy!

Get your tickets here!
Wyoming County EDA Board of Directors Appointed

We would like to take a moment to thank each and every member of our Board of Directors for your volunteered time to help promote the economic growth of our County.  

Board members were reappointed at the January 2019 meeting and are listed below:  
  • Tim Ellison
  • Christy Bailey
  • Sandra Privett
  • Mike Goode
  • Mike Prichard
  • John Bailey
  • Tami Morgan
  • Larry Mathis
  • Deirdre Cline
  • Dean Meadows
  • Linda Goode-Phillips
  • Frank Mann
  • Kelli Karper
  • Dr. Sam Muscari, Sr.
  • Barry Smith
  • Kevin Gillespie
  • Terry Runion
  • Sam Stewart
  • Bob Spencer
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.

If you would like to be involved in Visit Wyoming County Days, please contact Christy Laxton at christylaxton@wyomingcounty.com.

Save the Date for Visit Wyoming County Days 2019!
Brownfields Construction

Take a look at our newest 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.

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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.

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!

Brownfields Update

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.  The EPA Brownfields grant was completed on September  30, with Terradon Corporation being the Brownfield Remediation Engineer.  A Certificate of Completion from the WV DEP will be awarded once remediation is complete through construction. We are looking forward to soon be 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!
  • February 21, 2019
  • April 18, 2019
  • 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