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The New River Gorge Regional Development Authority: Connecting businesses and communities with the resources they need to thrive.

By breaking the mold of traditional economic development authorities and operating within a collaborative ecosystem of supporting programs, at the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA), our team of forward thinking people and employers work tirelessly to see our vision come to fruition by initiating, facilitating and supporting community and economic development efforts within the counties of Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh and Summers.

For small business owners and entrepreneurs alike, the NRGRDA serves as a point of access to local providers, which offer a variety of technical assistance for business owners through our Business Support Program, an expansion strategy designed to identify and address the needs, challenges and opportunities of new and existing business in our region.

The New River Gorge region has a favorable business climate that benefits from innovation, flexibility and a world-class infrastructure and transportation system. We are here to help you take advantage of every opportunity the New River Gorge region has to offer.

Our goal is to provide whatever a new business may need to get off the ground in the New River Gorge Region. Whether your venture needs assistance with finances, employee and labor resources, zoning, state and local taxes, media coverage or various other professional services, the NRGRDA is your bridge to prosperity.

Within our communities, the NRGRDA serves as a recruiter and committed partner of the small business owner to coordinate growth with our network of economic development partners.

The WV Hive Network connects entrepreneurs in Southern West Virginia with the tools they need to be successful. HIVE advisors bring one-on-one assistance and advanced technology capabilities to entrepreneurs in the New River Gorge region, equipping them with the tools they need to be successful including business advising, technical assistance and access to the maker space.

The Country Roads Angel Network (CRAN) was established as a nonprofit corporation supported by the NRGRDA and administered through the WV Hive. CRAN recruits qualified investors to evaluate, invest in, and mentor start-up businesses, attracting economic diversity.

The New River Gorge Regional Development Authority has the resources developed to ensure every business in our region has access to the best options available to guarantee them the opportunity to thrive. By serving as the prime facilitator, the NRGRDA combines our resources to create the ideal network for progress and expansion in the New River Gorge Region and across West Virginia.

Get started on your journey to prosperity in the Mountain State today by visiting our website.