Preston County Economic Development Authority Strategic Plan 2021-2022

The strategic plan was developed by PCEDA staff and members of and other key business and government leaders in a collaborative process that included an economic development analysis of Preston County. 

The plan includes six short-term goals

  • Have Grace Chapel property ready for sale/lease/development. 
  • Create a new website and branding for the PCEDA. 
  • Continue to expand broadband in Preston County. 
  • Continue to work on county water & sewer infrastructure. 
  • Encourage investment in amenities and recreational infrastructure. 
  • Develop a financial sustainability plan for the PCEDA. 

The plan also includes four long-term goals

  • Investigate ways to increase the availability of workforce housing.
  • Work with the Preston County Commission and WVDOH to upgrade Rt. 7, Rt. 26, Kingwood Pike and Rt 50.
  • Attract agritourism opportunities and marketing. 
  • Determine the viability of a workforce training center at Grace Chapel.
Preston County Economic Development Authority Strategic Plan 2021-2022