In addition to project management, Region 9 hosts, provides sponsorship of, and facilitates the management of  various organizations around the Region:
Provides sponsorship to the Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneur's Forum

Provides educational workshops for small business, along with the SBA and higher education institutions, such as APUS, Blue Ridge CTC, WVU, and Shepherd-Martinsburg

Hosts and supports the HOME consortium home buyer assistance programs

Provides on-call consulting contracts to all member governments, as requested

Provides membership and support to the Bath Development Authority (Morgan County)

Provides membership and support to the Bath CSX Brownfields Committee (Morgan County)

Provides membership and support to the Morgan County-North Berkeley Rail Trail Project (Morgan County)

Provides membership and administration of the Western Potomac Economic Partnership (501c3 designated) marketing organization (Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan, and Hampshire counties)

Manages the air quality program, supporting compliance with air quality standards and industry regulations (Berkeley & Jefferson counties)

Maintains and manages the Chesapeake Bay program that brings funding, expertise, and technical resources to assist in meeting national EPA requirements

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

Region 9 is responsible for developing and implementing a five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for the Region, which includes a prioritized regional project list.  The CEDS is updated annually and is submitted to the Economic Development Administration and the West Virginia Development Office. Our current CEDS 5-year plan is for Fiscal Year 2014-2018. ‚Äč

Projects and Programs