40-TOP Virtual Roundtable Series

The 40-TOP Roundtable Series is a free and open to all, but space is limited to 40 people per call to ensure that we have thoughtful dialogue for 40 minutes. So RSVPs for each session is required. The video conference link will be emailed out 48 hours prior to the meeting. Topics have included: Recovery Resources, Voting, Small Business Relief, Higher Education Resources, Women’s Issues and West Virginia Trade.

Upcoming 40-TOP Roundtables include:

10 a.m. Wednesday, June 10
Resources for Family Caregivers during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
Experts from AARP West Virginia

10 a.m. Wednesday, June 17
Update on West Virginia’s Food Supply Chain and Farmer Markets
West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt

10 a.m. Wednesday, June 24
The Silver Linings of COVID-19: Opportunities in our Economy
Members of the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative

10 a.m. Wednesday, July 1
Your Opinion Matters: A Focus Group Conversation
Sharing what we have learned during COVID-19
& what we need moving forward
Please Note: This is an interactive working session, all are welcome
Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern WV
Operations Council Chair Sara Payne Scarbro, AVP of External Engagement, MURC

Register Here to secure your seat!

Small Communities, BIG Solutions Conference – Save the Date November 16, 2020

An annual conference that 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.

2020 Snapshot: Southern WV Small Business Leaders
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 the full report of findings 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.

Summary of Alliance Projects
The Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia is project based and results driven. We work to create a workforce pipeline. We’ll scale existing resources and services to help to take a successful business to other counties in our network. We hosted the SBIR National Road Tour throughout Southern West Virginia. We’ve engaged stakeholders across West Virginia, mapped higher education resources and organized the "Small Communities, BIG Solutions" conference.