The Webster County Economic Development Authority is available to help businesses and entrepreneurs; in addition, we also work closely with many specialized partners.
Those with whom we collaborate include:
- The West Virginia Development Office can assist businesses with relocation and expansion issues, including work force training, connections to new markets, financing and other incentives. The Development Office also offers small business support, advice on becoming more energy efficient and other services. Staff members are available to provide personal attention related to your individual needs.
- Webster County is a member of the West Virginia Hardwood Alliance Zone (WVHAZ). WVHAZ is a nine-county region in the heart of West Virginia’s hardwood zone that provides a competitive advantage for hardwood industry business relocation, expansion, and development. Blessed with natural beauty, convenient market access and knowledgeable staff of experts, the Hardwood Alliance Zone makes the short list of site selectors, business owners, and corporations from around the globe.
- Webster County lies within the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area (AFHA). The AFHA celebrates the central Appalachian forest and all that it represents. This grassroots partnership works in West Virginia and western Maryland to explore the relationship between the Appalachian highlands forest and the people who live within it. The Appalachian Forest Heritage Area is an effort to integrate central Appalachian forest history, culture, natural history, products, and forestry management into a heritage tourism initiative to promote rural community development.
- The Region 1 WORKFORCE West Virginia Career Center can assist in a variety of ways. Whether you are a part of the emerging work force, a job seeker, or an employer, your local Career Center should be the first place you turn for all of your work force needs.
- Webster County Schools offer individualized attention and programs for students of all ability levels.