Preston County Economic Development Authority

The Preston County Economic Development Authority provides new and existing business support and connects businesses, municipalities and residents to resources to promote and develop the Preston County’s economy.


The Preston County Economic Development Authority\’s (PCEDA) primary goal is to have a thriving economy in Preston County. To help achieve this goal, we provide assistance, services and information to our new and existing businesses, municipalities and citizens.  In addition, through strategic alliances, we provide access to valuable local, regional and state resources to all types of businesses. For new businesses, we can provide assistance with forming a business, business plans, site locations, funding and possible tax credits.  We assist our existing businesses with workforce training and development, access to capital, relocation and expansion, tax credits and infrastructure. The PCEDA offers site location services to businesses looking for expansion or relocation assistance.  We have both commercial and industrial properties available in various locations throughout the county.  We own property in an industrial park, in communities, downtown, and adjacent to the interstate.  These properties are available for lease or purchase. We work with both businesses and the community on infrastructure and grant writing.  We have successfully written grants in excess of $10 million and we have administered more than $350 million in grants and loans for water, sewer, roads, natural gas, brownfields, site development and broadband.  We continue to provide information to businesses and the community on various training, programs and grants through our website and social media outlets.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development (Specialty)
  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)
  • Tax Credits

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Demographic and Census Data (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow
  • Government Funding
  • Real Estate Finance

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business

Libraries and Research

  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Industry Data

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General


  • Office Space

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location (Specialty)

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information
Contact Information
Roberta Baylor
157 Plaza Court, Suite 8
Kingwood, WV 26537