Business Development

In a region known for its scenic beauty, outdoor resources, and low cost of living, the case for relocating, expanding, or beginning a new business in the New River Gorge region is a strong one.

The New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA) is a regional economic development organization charged with initiating, facilitating and supporting economic and community development efforts within Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas and Summers counties.

NRGRDA is a key partner in significant regional projects including the current Raleigh County Memorial Airport’s AEROready™ certification and aerospace project.

NRGRDA manages an ongoing and robust existing business development program. This includes maintaining and growing our internal loan program, in addition to helping businesses leverage existing finances to expand their capacity for growth. NRGRDA’s entrepreneurial arm, WV Hive, provides full-time business coaching for businesses to call upon for technical assistance in all areas of start-up and operations. NRGRDA assists companies, consultants, and site selectors in finding the perfect arrangement of resources to help each company thrive. This involves everything from location selection and negotiation, to construction and design processes, financing arrangements, incentive negotiations, permitting navigation, workforce access and training, general project management, supplier partnerships, technical business assistance, and regional marketing advisement