The Brooke County Economic Development Authority
The Brooke County Economic Development Authority was formed under the auspices of the Brooke County Commissioners
To enhance the quality of life and the economy by retaining, expanding, and attracting business to Brooke County and the region.
A dynamic and creative cross-functional forum that fosters entreprenurism, business development and commerce, consisting of dynamic regional partnerships and multi-sector representation including: small and large business, health care, industry, education, recreation, tourism, city councils, labor, banking, retail, transportation, service, nonprofit, retiree, youth, public utilities, etc.
PROGRAM OF WORK:
Expand public involvement in economic development;
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.
The organization meets quarterly. Program of Work subcommittees meet between sessions to plan and execute key community, business, and economic development initiatives. Our quarterly meetings provide a forum to showcase business and economic development initiatives, share vital information and ideas that foster creative partnerships, and promotes community involvement that grows the economy in our county and region and an entrepreneurial culture.
CONTACT THE BCEDA
MAIL: P.O. Box 11, Wellsburg, WV 26070
WEB SITE: www.brookewv.org
(2018-19 Officers in Parenthesis)
John Casinelli (President)
Mary Elizabeth “M.E.” Yancosek Gamble
Mary Fran Kowalo
Joan Simonetti Beck (Recording Secretary)
Heather Stone (Vice President)
Larry Swanson (Treasurer)
Stacey Wise or Tim Ennis or Jim Andreozzi (Commissioner)
Board members are appointed by the Brooke County Commission and must be Brooke County residents.
Brooke Hancock Business Development Corporation, https://www.bhbdc.com/
Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Planning Commission, www.bhjmpc.org
Small Business Development Center, www.wvsbdc.com
WVU-Extension Services, https://extension.wvu.edu/brooke