To review the Alliance’s latest Project Summary view: Alliance Highlights June 2020

Ongoing Projects

The POWER of Performance Awards – Save the Date: fall 2021
Six honorees are selected as annual power performers. These are leaders in Southern West Virginia who are putting people to work, revitalizing our communities or changing lives. The honorees are honored during the annual Small Communities, BIG Solutions Conference.

40-TOP Virtual Roundtable Series
Developed during the COVID-19 Pandemic as a way to keep West Virginians connected and informed, the 40-TOP Roundtable Series directly links West Virginia leaders to residents. It is free and open to all, but space is limited for each session to ensure thoughtful dialogue. Topics have included: Recovery resources, voting, small business relief, higher education resources, women’s issues, West Virginia trade and children and families resources. Register Here to secure your seat! Update: We are excited to announce that we are continuing the 40 TOP Virtual Series in 2021!  View Past Schedule click here 

Small Communities, BIG Solutions Conference – Save the Date: fall 2021
An annual conference that provides attendees with a state update and connects West Virginians to the projects that are working well in our state. This networking and professional development session brings government leaders, higher education experts and community leaders together to share best practices. To access conference updates, click here.

#WVSolutions Seekers Student Leadership Conference
An annual statewide student leadership conference, which connects rising leaders in 11th and 12th grades as well as college and training students. The goal of this conference is to identify a cohort of young leaders who can inspire service, leadership and innovation in other young West Virginians, thus encouraging our state’s brightest to invest their time and talent here at home. This day-long event is packed full of trainings, self-care workshops, giveaways and lessons from established West Virginia business, community and government leaders. The Alliance’s partners for this conference include: West Virginia Department of Education, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, RCBI and Coalfield Development.

Southern WV Small Business Leaders Survey Snapshots
Through nine regional Chambers of Commerce and two county EDA offices, West Virginia business leaders were invited to participate in the Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia’s first industry survey entitled Southern West Virginia Business Leaders. This survey was designed to gage the current issues of small businesses in southern West Virginia and identify potential opportunities for growth.

To view our 2021 Snapshot click here.
To view our 2020 Snapshot click here.

Southern West Virginia Collegiate Peer Recovery Network
This is a project of the Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia is a joint venture among West Virginia’s southern colleges and universities to better connect the educational resources and workforce training offered in southern West Virginia to promote the region, eliminate redundancies and share best practices, improve the quality of life for area residents, create jobs, keep West Virginia’s talent pool in the state and revitalize southern communities. To learn more about out collegiate peer recovery network click here.

West Virginia Collegiate Recovery ConferenceThis networking and professional development session brings government leaders, higher education experts and community leaders together to share the latest information and trends in recovery support programs and services. Continuing education credits available.