The New River Gorge Regional Development Authority initiates, facilitates and supports the community and economic development efforts within the counties of Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh and Summers located in the New River Gorge region of West Virginia.
The New River Gorge region is a collection of vibrant, prosperous, futuristic-thinking people and employers.
The NRGRDA stimulates the regional economy through business expansion and retention efforts, including an extensive portfolio of financial services, the management of sites for new companies locating to our region, and serving as a point of access for local service providers which offer a variety of technical assistance for business owners.
We acknowledge that healthy and vibrant communities create greater potential for economic development, therefore we have partnered with the Cooperative Extension Service at West Virginia State University to provide Community Development specialists in each of our four counties. These trained professionals work to assist the communities within the New River Gorge region in areas related to Main Street revitalization, community beautification, strategic planning, historic preservation, grant writing, non-profit management, tourism development and the advancement entrepreneurial activity. Through being active members of local communities, our specialists serve as invaluable connections between our organization and the region we serve.