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It is the mission of the Region 8 Planning and Development Council to obtain the maximum level of economic and community development in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia through development, planning and by assisting local governments and businesses implement projects and programs.
The Region 8 Planning and Development Council offers a number of economic development tools to local businesses and member governments. The Council has two loan programs that assist businesses with expansion, retention or businesses that are just starting up. The Council's loan programs, the Revolving Loan program and the Small Business Development Loan program can be combined with state and conventional lending sources to create attractive financial packages. The Council also works with local governments and development authorities to expand and improve water/sewer systems, industrial parks and other infrastructure needed to keep businesses competitive.
The Region 8 Planning and Development Council provides support to local governments in the area of community development. The Council provides financial packaging and administration for infrastructure projects such as water/sewer, community planning, parks and street repair. If you would like more information on community development contact Region 8 at 304-257-2448.