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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.


  • 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.


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.


  • PRESIDENT: John Casinelli

  • VICE PRESIDENT: George Kondik

  • TREASURER: Patty Welling

  • SECRETARY: Norm Swertfeger


  • Joan Simonetti Beck

  • Jay Eisenhauer

  • Ruby Greathouse

  • Paul Lish

  • Greg Shepherd

  • Ed Dipino



  • John Brown, Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Planning Commission, 740-282-3685,

  • Executive Director, Brooke Hancock Development Corporation, 304-748-0241,

  • Ed Powell, Business Analyst, Business Development Center, 304-233-5900, x4206,

  • Lou Stein, Executive Director, Valley Ventures


EDA Meeting minutes - August 16, 2017

EDA Meeting minutes - May 31, 2017

EDA Meeting agenda - Sept. 28, 2016

EDA Meeting minutes - August 31, 2016

EDA Meeting minutes - July 27, 2016

EDA Meeting minutes - June 23, 2016

EDA Meeting minutes - May 25, 2016

EDA Meeting minutes - April 27, 2016

EDA Meeting minutes - March 30, 2016

EDA Meeting minutes - January 27, 2016

EDA Meeting minutes - August 26, 2015

EDA Meeting minutes - May 27, 2015

EDA Meeting Minutes - April 22, 2015

EDA Meeting Minutes - March 25, 2015

EDA Meeting Minutes - Jan. 28, 2015


EDA Business Expansion Survey