Preston County - It Begins Here!

The Preston County Economic Development Authority (PCEDA) is the lead economic development agency in Preston County, West Virginia. The PCEDA works with local, regional and state economic development agencies to bring new business to the area and to retain existing businesses. Our strength as an Authority lies within the cooperation of its members and the community as a whole.

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Vision Statement: Preston County Economic Development

The vision of the Preston County Economic Development Authority is to have the best climate and environment possible to attract new businesses to the area and to assist existing businesses that will provide job opportunities to meet the economic needs of our residents. 

Mission Statement

The Preston County Economic Development Authority's mission is to aggressively promote economic vitality by creating and retaining jobs through 

  • developing strategic alliances to make us stronger and more effective 
  • working to improve infrastructure in the county 
  • assisting existing businesses
  • attracting new businesses 
  • identifying industries that have the potential for growth in the county 
  • informing the public about economic opportunities 

This will allow our residents and communities to become and remain economically secure.

In addition to business recruitment and retention services, the PCEDA also provides project administration and grant writing services. To date, the PCEDA has administered over $120 million in grant and loan funds for water, sewer, road and site development projects and successfully written applications for grants in excess of $20 million.

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