Trees and Mountains

Supporting the development and expansion of Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, and Pendleton 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. 

Our Mission

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Community Development

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.

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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. 


Other Programs

Region 8 also offers programs that benefit community members, such as our Senior Community Service Employment Program and the Foster Grandparent Program.

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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.