Region 8 Planning and Development Council

The Region 8 Planning and Development Council offers a number of economic development tools to local businesses and member governments. The Council has two loan programs that assist businesses with expansion, retention or businesses that are just starting up.

About

The Region 8 Planning and Development Council offers a number of economic development tools to local businesses and member governments.  The Council has two loan programs that assist businesses with expansion, retention or businesses that are just starting up.  We also provide support to local governments in the area of community development.  

The Region 8 PDC also offers the following programs: 

Senior Community Service Employment Program – trains income eligible persons age 55 and older to serve in various community agencies in order to prepare for unsubsidized employment.  SCSEP assists with job search and placement in private sector.

Foster Grandparent Program – offers placement of senior volunteers in schools, day care facilities, and/or head start centers to help tutoring/mentoring students with special needs.  

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is open to people age 55 and over to volunteer in local community and faith-based organizations that are already helping to meet community needs.  

Upper Potomac Area Agency on Aging Inc. – provides funding, technical assistance, and monitoring to Senior Center programs in a fifteen county area of the Eastern Panhandle and Potomac Highlands of West Virginia. 

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Watershed Planning
  • Revitalization
  • Lease Review
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Economic Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding Providers
  • Loan Providers
  • Matching Fund Providers
  • Microloan Providers

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Workforce Training
  • Employee Development
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Apprenticeship

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Entrepreneurship Services
  • Funds Development

Regulatory Compliance

  • Environmental Compliance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling
Primary Contact
Terry Lively
Address
131 Providence Lane
Petersburg, WV 26847
Phone
(304) 257-2448 Ext: 9225