Meet Our Team

Our team is ready to help your business thrive in the Northern Panhandle.
Executive Director
Patrick Ford
The potential for economic growth in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia is at an all-time high.   The opportunities are real and the incentives are real.  The State and Federal programs to help business thrive are coming together and now is the time to get on board.


Our team at the BDC is here for the sole purpose of igniting this growth.

Phone: 304-748-5041

Assistant Director
Marvin Six
Economic development has changed.   What used to be a simple option of tax incentives and transportation access has evolved to include ‘soft’ areas, such as quality of life.  Here in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, we have an abundance of options for all phases of economic development.


The Northern Panhandle is on the cusp of an economic evolution.

Phone: 304-748-5041

Office Manager
Amber Nest
We work with clients from around the globe who view West Virginia as a perfect location for their international business.  The opportunities are here, and we’re ready to share these with site selectors and job developers from all over the world.


We can help your business thrive in West Virginia!

Phone: 304-748-5041

How can we help you?

We have access to resources and programs that go far beyond traditional economic development tools. Here in the Northern Panhandle, we can assist with:

  • location selection and available inventory
  • workforce development and training programs
  • housing and education
  • healthcare, insurance
  • business financing, and more.

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Let us know how we can serve your needs and help your business thrive in West Virginia!

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