Posted: Feb 02, 2018

Braxton County Commission and Flatwoods Canoe Run PSD receives $800,000 Community Development Block Grant

Shane Whitehair and Cary Smith of Region VII Planning Development Council, Eric Coberly of E.L. Robinson Engineering, George Skidmore of Braxton County Commission, and Rodney Pritt, Jack Friend, and Keith Dancy of the Flatwoods Canoe Run Public Service District accepts the award from Governor Justice's Chief of Staff Mike Hall at the Capitol Complex in Charleston on February 1, 2018.

The Braxton County Commission and Flatwoods Canoe Run Public Service District received a $800,000 Community Development Block Grant for the Phase II Exchange Road Water Extension Project.


Posted: Feb 02, 2018

Town of Davis receives $800,000 Community Development Block Grant

Shane Whitehair and Cary Smith of Region VII Planning and Development Council, Delegate D. Rolland Jennings, Tina Lipscomb and Mayor Joe Drenning with the Town of Davis, and Greg Belcher of Chapman Technical Group accepts the award for Town of Davis from Governor Justice's Chief of Staff Mike Hall at the Capitol Complex in Charleston on February 1, 2018.

Town of Davis received a $800,000 Community Development Block Grant for their Water System Improvement Project.

This $2.34 million project will replace the existing water system serving the town, which is antiquated and plagued by frequent line breaks. The project will also include the rehabilitation of a water impoundment and water treatment plant updates to serve more than 430 residential households and businesses.


Posted: Feb 02, 2018

Upshur County Commission and Elkins Road PSD receive $1,216,566 Community Development Block Grant

Greg Belcher of Chapman Technical Group, Shane Whitehair and Cary Smith of Region VII Planning and Development Council, Carey Wagner, Carolyn Douglas, and Sharon Burr of Elkins Road PSD and Delegate Bill Hamilton accepted the award from the Governor Justice's Chief of Staff Mike Hall at the Capitol Complex in Charleston on February 1, 2018.

Upshur County Commission and Elkins Road Public Service District received a $1,216,566 Community Development Block Grant for their Phase III Water System Improvement project.


Posted: Feb 02, 2018

Gilmer County EDA receives $50,000 Community Development Block Grant Funding

Jeff Campbell, President of Gilmer County EDA and Shane Whitehair of Region VII Planning and Development Council accepts the grant award from Governor Justice's Chief of Staff Mike Hall.

The Gilmer County Commission, in cooperation with the Gilmer County EDA,  received a $50,000 Community Development Block Grant for a broadband development plan. This plan will enable the Commission to pursue a broadband internet network and will also serve as a blueprint to pursue additional federal grants for telecommunication improvements not currently available. 


Posted: Nov 28, 2017

Thank You to our 2017 Sponsors

Region VII Planning and Development would like to thank all of our generous sponsors who support our region year-round and who graciously sponsored the 2017 Annual Christmas Celebration held at Stonewall Resort. 

This annual celebration would not be possible if it was not for the ongoing support of our sponsors and partners.  We are extremely grateful for their help in making this a celebration to remember! 

This year's Platinum Sponsors are E.L. Robinson Engineering and Micrologic.

Click on 2017 Sponsors for more information.

 

 

 

 


Posted: Jun 20, 2017

USDA and Capito Award $3 Million Grant to Enhance Broadband Access in Barbour, Randolph, and Upshur Counties

Region VII Planning & Development Council is proud to announce that with our assistance, the Barbour County, Randolph County, and Upshur County Development Authorities have been awarded a $3,000,000.00 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to expand broadband coverage in sections of Barbour, Randolph, and Upshur counties. Please see the press release below from Senator Capito's office:


Posted: Apr 07, 2017

Randolph County Development Authority Awarded ARC Grant

With assistance from Region VII Planning & Development Council, the Randolph County Development Authority in Elkins received a $90,000 grant through Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to develop a plan focused on the promotion and expansion of the hardwood industry. 

In partnership with the Hardwood Alliance Zone, the plan will strengthen the economy of the nine-county region.

“The hardwood industry is one that is available in all 55 counties; it’s active in all 55 counties,” said WV Hardwood Alliance Zone Vice President Robbie Morris.  “Even though this plan will focus on those nine counties, I believe the state, as a whole, will be able to benefit greatly from the product that is produced from this grant.”


Posted: Apr 03, 2017

Upshur County Job Fair

Job Fair Hosted by West Virginia Wesleyan College & The Upshur County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking for a new Career. Stop by the Event Center at Brushy Fork!

April 4, 2017. The doors open at 10:00 AM.

Careers from: Fred Eberle, Weyerhauser, Wendlings, Stonewall Resort, Huttonsville Prison, West Virginia Army National Guard, Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Lowes, WVU Medicine Recruitment & Retention, Shentel, and More.

Click here to register: http://eventcenterwv.com/upcoming-events/


Posted: Dec 13, 2016

Governor Tomblin Presents Small City Block Grants to Region VII Projects

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today presented more than $12 million in Small Cities Block Grant funds for 12 critical infrastructure projects to support communities across West Virginia. In total, more than $47 million in other federal, state and local funds will support these projects, serving more than 6,500 residents and approximately 1,000 West Virginia households, improving infrastructure reliability statewide.

From Region VII’s district, the Town of Davis and the Upshur County Commission received the following awards: