Region VII Planning and Development Council is one of eleven (11) planning and development councils in the state of West Virginia established by enabling legislation in 1972. We serve as a “development district” to more effectively utilize funding resources and maximize our communities’ chances of attracting funds from federal, state, and local organizations to foster community and economic development and intergovernmental cooperation throughout the state. By coordinating closely with our affiliates in the region, we promote stability, growth, and progress in West Virginia, especially assisting local jurisdictions too small to maintain staff for grant writing and project planning.