Region 8 Planning & Development Council
Here to support the development and expansion of Grant, Mineral, Pendleton, Hardy, and Hampshire Counties.
It is our mission 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 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. See how to format proposals for these ventures.
We offer economic development tools to local businesses and member governments. The Council has two loan programs (RLF & WV CDBG) that assist businesses with expansion, retention or businesses that are just starting up. The Council's loan programs 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 keep businesses competitive.
Region 8 also offers paid and volunteer programs for older West Virginians. The Senior Community Service Employment Program offers employment opportunities and training to help seniors get back into the workforce. Our Foster Grandparent Program gives seniors the opportunity to spend time with and impact the lives of children. The UPAAA offers general help and counseling to seniors.
WHAT WE DO
The Region 8 Planning & Development Council is a multi-purpose regional entity recognized by the state of West Virginia. The Region 8 PDC supports the region of the Potomac Highlands by planning and coordinating intergovernmental solutions to growth-related problems, providing assistants to local governments, and meeting the needs of communities across the region.
Our region is comprised of Grant County, Hampshire County, Hardy County, Mineral County, and Pendleton County.
Region 8 is currently updating the counties' Hazard Mitigation Plan, with an overall goal of reducing the vulnerabilities and impacts of natural disasters. We have a short 10-minute Public Survey, as an effort to include public participation in the plan update process, which is now required for state and federal plan approval. Please click on the link and take this survey.
All responses are completely anonymous. There are no right or wrong answers. The survey can be completed by anyone that resides in Region 8 (Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, and Pendleton Counties). Also, please share this Public Survey Link on your Facebook page, website, and with other contacts.