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19 04, 2017

2017 Grantee Training Institute


Economic Development for Local Leaders

In partnership with the International Economic Development Council, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will be sponsoring this special training course for local leaders and economic developers on the essentials of economic development.

This intensive training course is designed as a two-day classroom-style “boot-camp,” which emphasizes the system and practice of economic development. It will help community leaders and economic developers learn more about the state, federal, and private sector resources that are available to assist them with various aspects of economic development.

The interactive course provides participants with practical tools and inspiring examples to support critical economic development and resilience activities.

Modules in the course include:

  • An overview of the system and practice of economic development
  • Existing business retention and expansion
  • Economic development marketing
  • Workforce development, resiliency, and economic recovery
  • Supporting entrepreneurs and small business
  • Economic development strategic planning
  • How to use federal and state economic development tools

Competitive mini-grants available to attendees

About our Partner & Presenter

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Mission Statement

Based on input from the community it serves, TGKVF makes thoughtful and proactive investments that grow the multiple forms of wealth necessary for our community to thrive.

These forms of wealth include the individual, intellectual, social, political, natural, built, and financial assets within our community.

Upcoming Events

International Economic Development Council (IEDC)

Topic: Economic Development for Local Leaders

Dates: May 23 and 24, 2017

Times: 9 am – 5 pm

Where: Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center

Charleston, WV

Global Partners for Fathers and Families

Topic: Grant Writing Training with Emphasis on Federal Funding

Dates: July 26, 2017

Times: 9 am – 5 pm

Where: Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center

Charleston, WV

Building Bridges for Good Measure

Workshop tracks will include:

• Leadership
• Program delivery
• Fund development
• Financial management • Evaluation

Dates: November 2 and 3, 2017 Where: Adventures on the Gorge

Fayetteville, WV

2017 Grantee Training Institute2017-05-24T20:32:47+00:00
13 04, 2018

Becoming More


Becoming More2018-05-24T18:57:21+00:00
19 09, 2016

Caleb Seckman


Thanks to the generosity of TGKVF supporters, I was able to complete my undergrad degree at WVU without the usual mountains of debt most students deal with. I finished with a BS in Psychology, graduating as a Presidential Scholar from the Honors College. From there, I was happy to accept a scholarship from NYU Law in New York to pursue a career in international law. I believe my future is wide open to build a successful life-long career thanks to my roots in the mountain state from the school that educated me to the generous people in your organization that helped fund me. Thank you.

Caleb Seckman2016-09-19T18:34:22+00:00
5 07, 2017

Community Connections June 28, 2017


Jane Powell has a conversation with Asley Orr, Executive Director of Good News Mountaineer Garage. They discuss the statewide program and how lives are changed when families have their own vehicle.

Community Connections June 28, 20172017-07-05T20:45:20+00:00