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The Brooke County Economic Development Authority

The Brooke County Economic Development Authority was formed under the auspices of the Brooke County Commissioners

MISSION:To enhance the quality of life and the economy by retaining, expanding, and attracting business to Brooke County and the region.

VISION: A cross-functional forum has been developed to foster business development and commerce. Our goal is to generate multiple sector representation on the BCEDA, including: small and large business, health care, industry, education, recreation, tourism, city councils, labor, banking, retail, transportation, service, non profit, retiree, youth, public utilities, etc.

PROGRAM OF WORK:

  • Expand public involvement in economic development;

  • Promote entrepreneurism;

  • Leverage county, regional, state, and federal business development resources;

  • Proactively market county assets to recruit new businesses;

  • Support tourism economic development opportunities in our region;

  • Foster collaborative inter-county and inter-state partnerships;

  • Support transportation enhancements through the BHJ Planning Commission.

SCHEDULE: The organization meets the 3rd Wednesday of each calendar month at the Brooke County Library, Wellsburg, WV, from 6:00 - 8:30 PM. Meetings are open to the public.

OFFICERS:

  • PRESIDENT: John Casinelli

  • VICE PRESIDENT: George Kondik

  • TREASURER: Patty Welling

  • SECRETARY: Norm Swertfeger

BOARD MEMBERS:

  • Joan Simonetti Beck

  • Jay Eisenhauer

  • Ruby Greathouse

  • Paul Lish

  • Greg Shepherd

  • Ed Dipino

CONTACT THE BCEDA?

BCEDA ADVISORS:

  • John Brown, Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Planning Commission, 740-282-3685, jbrown@bhjmpc.org

  • Executive Director, Brooke Hancock Development Corporation, 304-748-0241, bdc@weir.net

  • Ed Powell, Business Analyst, Business Development Center, 304-233-5900, x4206, epowell@northern.wvnet.edu

  • Lou Stein, Executive Director, Valley Ventures


EDA Meeting Minutes - Nov. 13, 2013

EDA Business Expansion Survey

Attachment 1 (BRE Study Champions)