Regional Economic Development Partnership (RED)

RED supports business of all sizes and stages in Ohio, Marshall, and Wetzel Counties. Think of us as your concierge, working to connect you with local business resources!


What We Do


Our mission is to create business opportunities in West Virginia by generating new jobs and stimulating the economy. RED Partnership is a one-stop resource for development programs as well as business environment, demographic, economic and community information in the Wheeling region, including Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel Counties.

  • Recruit new business investment
  • Assist with local business expansion
  • Encourage business start-ups through entrepreneurial activity
  • Offer financial assistance through state and local loan programs.
  • Administer leases and manage building/real estate and land.
  • Market the communities and commercial and industrial properties in Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel Counties.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits
  • Economic Forecast
  • Economic Development (Specialty)

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Business Planning

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Workforce Incentives

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education
  • Student Placement


  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General (Specialty)


  • Office Space

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Human Resources Training
  • Startup Classes

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator (Specialty)
Contact Information
Valerie Piko
1100 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003