WHO WE ARE

 

Joseph Brouse

Director of Existing Business Retention & Expansion

jbrouse@nrgrda.org

Joe works to develop and circulate capital, strengthen the resources available to local companies, and increase the competitiveness of the region for business  retention (members of the board believe you and I are on the recruitment team).

Joe’s expertise is in lending. Not only has he worked with commercial banks, but also with alternative lenders such as Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF). During his time at NCIF, he sharpened his ability to serve triple bottom line businesses with sustainable development lending and investing.  It’s that local economic development mindset that will help him serve the New River Gorge region of West Virginia.

Joe explains that “Having been a partner with the NRGRDA, I have to come to recognize the diversity of talent there and the commitment to economic growth.  NRGRDA’s activities certainly hold promise for the four county region of southern West Virginia”

As Joe sees it, the NRGRDA is not only a source of capital but also the bridge to other forms of investment and lending based on the partnerships it has formed with other stakeholders over the years. By addressing issues related to employment, growth, and now providing business coaching, the NRGRDA is becoming a one stop avenue for entrepreneurialism in the four county region.

Joe now brings his vast experience in leveraging capital between partners to bring traditional and non-traditional funding to those companies who want to expand their operations, and who can grow within the region.

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