About Advantage Valley, Inc.

West Virginia’s Charleston-Huntington Metro Region

What is Advantage Valley, Inc.?

Advantage Valley Inc. 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.

2023-2026 Strategic Plan

P.O. Box 1925 • Charleston, WV 25327

304.352.1165

Terrell Ellis

Terrell Ellis

Marjorie Cooke

Marjorie Cooke

Marketing & Communications Director

(304) 541-9657
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Jonathan Phillips

Jonathan Phillips

Business Research & Information Manager

(304) 352-1165
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Tyler Brandstetter

Bryan Shaw

Director of Entrepreneurial Development

(304) 352-1165
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Tyler Brandstetter

Barbie Wood

FASTER WV Business Coach

(304) 633-4829
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2024 Advantage Valley Board of Directors

Officers

Robert Burton

Chair
West Virginia American Water

Dave Lieving

Vice Chair

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

Josh Baker

Mountwest Community & Technical College

Tricia Ball

Huntington Chamber of Commerce

L. Allen Burner

Community Trust Bank, Inc.

Cathy Burns

Huntington Municipal Development Authority

Nancy Bruns

Southern Land Company

Ericke Cage

West Virginia State University

Jim Crenshaw

Nucor 

Charlie Dusic

 WV Regional Tech Park

John Fuller

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Kelley Goes

Jackson Kelly PLLC

Todd Hooker

West Virginia Department of Commerce

Joe Justice

Advantage Technology

Adam Krason

ZMM Architects and Engineers

Peter Markham

Bowles Rice, LLP

Thor Meeks

Meeks Realty Group

D. Spencer Murphy

Truist

John Musgrave

Mason County Development Authority

Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin

City of Charleston

Sean Simon

Pickering Associates

Doug Skaff

HD Media

John Spoor

State Electric Company

Aaron Sporck

Huntington National Bank

 

Toney Stroud

Marshall University

Morganne Tenney

Putnam County Development Authority

Ian G. Henry

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Heather Vanater

Appalachian Power

Matt Wagner

Huntington Federal Savings Bank

Mark Whitley

Jackson County Development Authority

Elton Hart

Optimum

Charlotte Weber

Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Institute

Matt Bond

United Bank

Mayor Steve Williams

City of Huntington

Rocky Young

Poca Valley Bank

Jennifer Herrald

Kanawha County

Recent Press

ADVANTAGE VALLEY, INC. SECURES $3.4 MILLION GRANT FOR VOSSLOH TRACK BUILDING

In 2023, Advantage Valley, Inc. entered into a contract to purchase the 118,000 sq ft manufacturing facility, known as the Vossloh Track Building. Advantage Valley expects to close on the property in approximately 60 days, and put a vacant, dilapidated building back into productive use by attracting good paying manufacturing jobs to the region. Advantage Valley seeks one or more tenants for the building, after a projected 18 months of renovation.

REGIONAL HOUSING STUDY CALLS FOR SIGNIFICANT NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

Hurricane, WV - January 24, 2024   Advantage Valley commissioned a 10 county regional housing study to assess the availability and affordability of...
Terrell Ellis

ADVANTAGE VALLEY, INC. NAMES TERRELL ELLIS AS PRESIDENT & CEO

Charleston, WV.  January 24, 2023 - Advantage Valley, Inc. has recently named Terrell Ellis as President & CEO of the organization, a new...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces $62.8 Million Award for West Virginia ACT Now Coalition

ACT Now includes our two largest universities, our two largest cities, more than 50 private businesses, our most innovative non-profit organizations (including the WV Community Development Hub, Generation WV, WV Hive, Advantage Valley, The Nature Conservancy) and many others.

Advantage Valley Board Member 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

Associate Member

$1,500

Affiliate Member

$500

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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