West Virginia

Our Work In West Virginia

In partnership with the West Virginia Development Office, ARC is supporting 47 projects in West Virginia totaling over $22.5 million in fiscal year 2019. These investments have been matched by $36.3 million and are attracting an additional $17 million in leveraged private investments in West Virginia. They are also creating or retaining nearly 1,900 jobs, training and educating over 4,000 students and workers, and benefiting the 1.8 million residents in West Virginia.

State Partners

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Governor’s ARC Representative:
Jennifer Ferrell, Director
Community Advancement and Development Division
email: Jennifer.L.Ferrell@wv.gov

West Virginia Development Office
Building 3, Suite 700
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305

ARC State Program Manager:
James E. Bush, ARC Program Manager
Community Advancement and Development Division
email: James.E.Bush@wv.gov

West Virginia Development Office
Building 3, Suite 700
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305

Investment Priorities

In Fiscal Year 2019, ARC and the West Virginia Development Office partnered on the following investments and projects.

Critical Infrastructure
invested in West Virginia’s critical infrastructure development, including broadband, transportation, and water/wastewater systems
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Economic Opportunites
invested in entrepreneurial strategies to strengthen the economy in West Virginia
Leadership and Community Capacity
invested to build the capacity and skills of Appalachia’s current and next-generation leaders and organizations in West Virginia to advance community and economic development
Additional Priorities
invested to increase the education, knowledge, skills, and health of West Virginia’s residents and leverage natural and cultural assets in West Virginia

Investments in Action

Pocahontas County Wastewater Project

With ARC support, the water/wastewater system in Pocahontas County is being expanded and upgraded to serve more local households and businesses in compliance with local regulations.
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State Plans and Strategies

ARC’s current strategic plan is a blueprint for investments at the Regional level. Each of Appalachia’s 13 states develops a companion four-year plan and annual strategy statement outlining its funding priorities for ARC projects.

Fiscal Year 2021

County Economic Status

Every year, ARC applies an index-based classification system to compare each county in the Region with national averages to understand how counties are performing.

Counties in Appalachia

(All 55 counties): Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood, and Wyoming

Local Development Districts

Region 1–Planning and Development Council
Region 2–Planning and Development Council
Region 3–B-C-K-P Regional Intergovernmental Council
Region 4–Planning and Development Council
Region 5–Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council
Region 6–Planning and Development Council
Region 7–Planning and Development Council
Region 8–Planning and Development Council
Region 9–Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning and Development Council
Region 10–Bel-O-Mar Regional Council and Interstate Planning Commission
Region 11–Brooke-Hancock Regional Planning and Development Council

State Links