Morgan County offers far more than a superb location. A skilled, low-cost work force is anxious to serve your needs. Allegheny Power Company offers power at comparatively low rates. Verizon and Frontier Phone Service has provided us with a state-of-the-art communications infrastructure, of particular value for back-office operations. We have a site waiting for you, complete with water, sewer and streets. It's along a major highway (U. S. 522), minutes from our web of Interstates. And West Virginia provides a superior package of financial incentives and worker training programs. As an added bonus, you'll find that Morgan County combines small town sensibilities with big city opportunities. Washington, with its Smithsonian, Kennedy Center and vast art museums; Baltimore, with its Johns Hopkins Medical Center, the Orioles and Ravens -- all are just an easy drive away. And we're proud to reflect West Virginia's tradition of having the nation's lowest rate of crime. Morgan County has long been overlooked. Now is the time to look us over. You'll see a picture that combines profits and comfortable living.
For more information about our local business environment contact the
Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce
Job Posting: EDA Director
Annually set goals for the Authority to be carried out, monitored and reported to the board
Establish economic development programs and practices that lead to private sector projects in Morgan County that result in capital investment, job creation, expanded tax base, creative and niche development, recreation and entertainment venues, revitalization projects, international trade/commerce, tourism efforts, and other quality developments.
Develop and implement a market plan, to include a comprehensive analysis of the county and a target marketing strategy. Formulate strategies necessary to attract new businesses. Coordinate marketing and public relations efforts, including, but not limited to speaking engagements, press releases, direct mail, ad placement, newsletters, interviews, articles, testimony before legislative bodies, ground breaking and ribbon cutting ceremonies, receptions, trade shows, visits to companies, and other marketing related efforts.
Responsible for on-going business retention programs. Develop and participate in programs that identify concerns and problems within the existing business community and pursue appropriate follow-up activities, i.e., regular contact via one-on-one visits, telephone, e-mail with agencies and organizations, as appropriate, to develop strategies and policies, representing economic development issues and balancing their respective needs with economic development practices.
Plan and acquire buildings and sites by serving as a liaison between the MCEDA and private sector development by negotiating comprehensive development agreements, contracts, evaluating fiscal impacts, communicating decisions, and presenting verbal and written reports and agreements to the Board. Acts as liaison to real estate and development firms, utilities, railroads, financial institutions, attorneys, architects, engineers, and all other professionals. Manage county-owned business/industrial sites including but not limited to the 522 Business Park, Paw Paw Industrial Park and Pines Opportunity Center.
Foster a strong working relationship between the Authority and the staff of the WV Economic Development Office and WV Authority; maintain close communication between the Authority and Morgan County Commission, the Towns of Bath and Paw Paw, Chamber of Commerce, the Berkeley County Development Authority, the Jefferson County Development Authority, the Hampshire and surrounding authorities , developers, corporate leaders, business owners, public school officials, public entities, and citizens.
Support MCEDA activities, preparing meeting agendas, orientation programs, strategic plans, monthly activity reports, and related record keeping. Direct, suggest, assign and review research projects. Provide assistance to several task forces.
Acquire grant funds for economic development efforts by meeting all the requirements of the Local Economic Development Grant and Certified Development Community. Research, acquire and administer other available economic development grants.
Meetings The Morgan County Economic Development Authority meets the last Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. The meeting takes place in the County Commission meeting room at 77 Fairfax Street in the Morgan County Courthouse, Berkeley Springs, WV. Agendas are available by contacting Terri Burhans (see email link below) If you have questions or need additional information, please email or call 304-258-8546.
77 Fairfax St., Room 106
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411