Tri-State business, economic agencies
Tri-State area Chambers of Commerce and economic development agencies
Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce
LEADERSHIP: President and CEO Mark Bugher
FUNCTION: The Chamber is a non-profit association of business and professional people working together to make the Cabell and Wayne county area a better place to live and do business. The Chamber promotes area member businesses, works on community and regional issues, and advocates for business on governmental and legislative issues. It also offers a variety of business networking, training and educational opportunities.
ADDRESS: 720 4th Ave., Huntington, WV 25701
ON THE WEB: www.hun tingtonchamber.org
Huntington Area Development Council
LEADERSHIP: President Marc Sprouse
FUNCTION: The mission of the Huntington Area Development Council is to attract new employers to Cabell and Wayne Counties, West Virginia, to retain existing employers, and to help all employers expand their businesses. HADCO is a nonprofit, public-private partnership. HADCO also develops and manages business parks and industrial buildings, and also acts as a broker for State, federal and local financing, and job training loans and grants to assist new and expanding businesses.
ADDRESS: 916 5th Avenue, Suite 400, Huntington, WV 25701
ON THE WEB: www.hadco.org
Huntington Municipal Development Authority
LEADERSHIP: Executive Director Bill Toney
FUNCTION: The Huntington Municipal Development Authority was established in 1984 to spur economic development in Huntington and obtain financing for promising projects. Through marketing, support and grant management, HMDA helps bring new businesses and business opportunities to Huntington. HMDA oversees the Kinetic Park project.
ADDRESS: 757 3rd Ave., Huntington, WV 25701
ON THE WEB: www.kinet icparknews.com/hmda.html
Wayne County Economic Development Authority
LEADERSHIP: Executive director Don Perdue
FUNCTION: The Wayne County Economic Development Authority, Inc. (WCEDA) was established to promote, develop and expand all types of business and industrial activity in order to advance and maintain the economic basis of Wayne County.
ADDRESS: 608 Hendricks St. #202, Wayne, WV 25570
ON THE WEB: www.wceda.org
Putnam County Chamber of Commerce
LEADERSHIP: President Marty Chapman
FUNCTION: The mission of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce is to aggressively promote, support and retain business in the county by creating a positive business environment; addressing core issues affecting the business community; providing networking opportunities and advocating locally and at the State Legislature for business interests.
ADDRESS: 5664 W.Va. 34, Winfield, WV, 25569
ON THE WEB: www.put namcounty.org/chamber
Putnam County Development Authority, Inc.
LEADERSHIP: Executive Director Gary Walton
FUNCTION: The Putnam County Development Authority, Inc. is a non-profit, quasi-public organization led by a 21-member board. The PCDA assists businesses and industries looking to expand or relocate in Putnam County, W.Va. The PCDA also operates three industrial parks -- Eleanor Industrial Park, Putnam Business Park and Hurricane Business Park.
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 167, Scott Depot, WV 25560.
ON THE WEB: www.pcda.org
Advantage Valley, Inc.
FUNCTION: Advantage Valley is a confederation of counties, cities, towns, chambers of commerce and economic development organizations working together for the economic development of the region. Advantage Valley encompasses 12 counties in three states -- West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. It includes the two Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) of Charleston, West Virginia, and Huntington/Ironton/Ashland.
ADDRESS: 3751 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV 25526
ON THE WEB: www.advantagevalley.com
Greater Lawrence County Area Chamber of Commerce
LEADERSHIP: Director Bob Smith
FUNCTION: The Greater Lawrence County Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of its membership through an extensive communication network with all branches of local, state, and federal government. Active Chamber committees assure that Lawrence County's position on issues related to legislation, transportation, natural resources, education and economic development are addressed in a proactive manner.
ADDRESS: 216 Collins Ave., South Point, Ohio, 45680
PHONE: 740-377-4550, 800-408-1334
ON THE WEB: www.law rencecountyohio.org/cham ber/
Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation
LEADERSHIP: Executive Director Bill Dingus
FUNCTION: The Lawrence Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit Community Improvement Corporation. The LEDC is designated as the economic development agent for the City of Ironton and Lawrence County. The goal of the agency is job creation and retention.
ADDRESS: 216 Collins Ave., South Point, Ohio, 45680
PHONE: 740-377-4550 or 800-408-1334
ON THE WEB: www.law rencecountyohio.org/ledc
LEADERSHIP: President Jim Purgerson
FUNCTION: The Ashland Alliance serves Ashland as well as Boyd and Greenup counties in Ky. Through programs like the Ashland Alliance Young Professionals Association, Community Leadership Development, Youth Leadership Development and more, the Alliance helps promote economic development, networking, job creation, and support for new and growing businesses.
ADDRESS: 1733 Winchester Ave., Ashland, KY 41105
ON THE WEB: www.ash landalliance.com