Eastern Panhandle Natural Gas Expansion Study

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Region 9 contracted with The Thrasher Group to perform an analysis to determine the feasibility of expanding the supply of natural gas in the eastern panhandle and to identify the most economically beneficial route for a proposed pipeline that would distribute natural gas into Morgan, Jefferson, and Berkeley counties.    

Study Maps
 Study Maps 

Plans and Studies


Regional Broadband Strategic Plan

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The Region 9 Council created a Regional Broadband Planning Team to oversee and advise the development of a Regional Broadband Strategic Plan. The Team was comprised of volunteers from Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties representing business, economic development, education, emergency response, government, information technology, library, medical and service provider sectors.

The Plan includes six strategic objectives to improve broadband availability, reliability and utilization throughout the region over a three-year timeline.Funding for the Regional Broadband Strategic Plan was provided by the West Virginia Geologic and Economic Survey, Office of GIS Coordination (WVOGC) through a grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).