ABOUT AdVANtage valley, Inc.

West Virginia’s Charleston – Huntington Metro Region

What is Advantage Valley?

 

Advantage Valley is a non-profit economic development organization that works with the State of West Virginia, local governments, county economic development authorities, sector and business leaders, chambers of commerce, academic and training institutions, and nonprofit partners to showcase our nine-county region and strengthen the economy. Our efforts represent Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam, and Wayne Counties.

P.O. Box 1925 • Charleston, WV 25327

304.352.1165

 

 

Terrell Ellis

 

Executive Director

 

Marjorie Cooke

Marketing & Communications Director

 

Jonathan Phillips

Business Research & Information Manager

2022 Advantage Valley Board of Directors

Officers

Robert Burton

President
West Virginia American Water

Dave Lieving

Vice President

Huntington Area Development Council

John Stump

Secretary
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Wayne Morgan

Treasurer
WV Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council

Board Members

Ashley Alford Glance

Putnam County Chamber of Commerce

Rick Atkinson

City of South Charleston

Trisha Ball

Huntington Chamber of Commerce

L. Allen Burner

Community Trust Bank, Inc.

Cathy Burns

Huntington Municipal Development Authority

Nicole Christian

Charleston Area Alliance

Layton Cottrill

Marshall University

John Fuller

REO Logistics

Rich Giersch

TechConnect WV

Kelley Goes

Jackson Kelly PLLC

Todd Hooker

West Virginia Department of Commerce

Joe Justice

Advantage Technology

D. Spencer Murphy

Truist

John Musgrave

Mason County Economic Development Authority

Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin

City of Charleston

Sean Simon

Pickering Associates

John Spoor

State Electric Company

Morganne Tenney

Putnam County Development Authority

Heather Vanater

Appalachian Power

Cade Vogelsong

The Viking Group

Matt Wagner

Huntington Federal Savings Bank

Charlotte Weber

Robert C. Byrd Institute

Mark Whitley

Jackson County Development Authority

Recent Press

Coalfield Development’s ACT Now Coalition Chosen As Finalist In EDA’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge

Advantage Valley Inc. is part of the ACT Now coalition that will compete for up to $100 million to supercharge the Appalachian economy.

NUCOR Steel and GreenPower Motor Company Announce Plans for Manufacturing Facilities in Advantage Valley Region

Charleston, WV.  January 13, 2022 -  Two counties in Advantage Valley’s Metro Region, Mason County and Kanawha County, welcomed yesterday’s...

$1.3 Million Dollar Federal Grant Announced to Stimulate Job Growth for 9-County Advantage Valley Region

Charleston - Huntington, WV. August 17, 2021— The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration has announced a $1.3 million...

Kick-starting startups: FASTER WV aims to help entrepreneurs launch successful businesses

via The Daily Mail West Virginia has the lowest rate of new business startups of any state in the nation. Improving that statistic is the goal of an...

Advantage Valley Levels of Giving

If your organization would like to support our efforts to promote the Advantage Valley region more effectively, please consider a donation of any size. Larger donations also qualify for membership

Partner Member

$2,000

includes Board Vote

Associate Member

$1,000

Affiliate Member

$500

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Advantage Valley’s Partners

Advantage Valley is a non-profit economic development organization that works with the State of West Virginia, local governments, county economic development authorities, sector and business leaders, chambers of commerce, academic and training institutions, and nonprofit partners in order to showcase our nine-county region and strengthen the economy. We’re proud of these many local partners who have joined together to promote our unified vision for growth.

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