Helios Park Dedication

Helios Park Dedication

On April 22nd, Helios Park was dedicated at the Richwood Feast of Ramson. The Helios Park is a community project that had a variety of funders and facilitators, and which ultimately resulted in the creation of a completely unique pocket park space in Richwood. The...
Graning Earns CEcD Certification

Graning Earns CEcD Certification

Lillian Graning, Chief Communications Officer with the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA) earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional...
Sprouting Farms

Sprouting Farms

The New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA) in partnership with the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and Downstream Strategies were awarded a $1.5 million federal grant from Appalachia Regional Commission in October of 2016. This grant was fund efforts...
John Henry Window Into The Past

John Henry Window Into The Past

The window display below is the historic feature currently at the John Henry Museum in Hinton, WV. It depicts the inside of the building when it was a general store in the early 1900’s. L.G. Rhodes Store, built in 1905, served the needs of the people in the...
Beckley Area Foundation ’17-’18 Grant

Beckley Area Foundation ’17-’18 Grant

We’re thrilled to share with you that the NRGRDA, in partnership with Forward Southern West Virginia, is one of the recipients of the Beckley Area Foundation 2017-2018 Community Grants. The support they will provide, beginning¬†April 2017, will support the growth...
DBBA Touts Female Entrepreneurs in Beckley

DBBA Touts Female Entrepreneurs in Beckley

At the Downtown Beckley Business Association member meeting on March, 3 2017 four local female entrepreneurs spoke about their experiences owning a business in Beckley. We heard inspiring stories from Tara Barlow owner of Kilted Barber, Leigh Korn who helps run her...

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