Welcome to the West Virginia Economic Development Authority (WVEDA)

Developing and advancing the business prosperity and economic welfare of the State of West Virginia.

The West Virginia Economic Development Authority (WVEDA) was formed in 1962 as a public corporation and government instrumentality under Chapter 31, Article 15, of the West Virginia Code (the Act). WVEDA is administered by a nine member Board of Directors comprised of the Governor, Tax Commissioner and seven at-large members appointed by the Governor. WVEDA has statutory authority to borrow funds from the West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments to loan to borrowers.

Under the Act, WVEDA is charged with the responsibility to develop and advance the business prosperity and economic welfare of the State of West Virginia, by providing financial assistance in the form of loans and direct financing and operating leases to industrial development agencies and enterprises for the promotion and retention of new and existing commercial and industrial development.

WVEDA is empowered to borrow money and issue bonds, notes, commercial paper and other debt instruments and to furnish money, credit, or credit enhancement for the promotion of business development projects. Credit enhancement is available through WVEDA’s loan guarantee programs, which were created to insure payment or repayment of bonds and notes issued by WVEDA and certain other public bodies, or other types of debt instruments entered into by an enterprise or state public body with a financial institution.

The WVEDA has a staff of nine and utilizes professional services to supplement its staff as needed. The WVEDA is self-supporting and does not receive State appropriations for operating expenses.

The WVEDA Board meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month at 10 AM EST.  The WVEDA posts meeting notices five business days prior to the meeting on the West Virginia Secretary of State website.  Meeting information can also be found on the WVEDA website at the "MEETINGS" tab.  WVEDA Board meeting agendas are available at our office five business days prior to the meeting.  

Due to COVID-19 Board meetings are conducted telephonically.  You may participate telephonically in the General Session of the Board meeting by using the following instructions:

Dial-in # 571-317-3122
Access code: 977 466 181

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