Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 12

11 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 11 NEW RIVER GORGE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY HOSTS NEW RIVER GORGE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK SUMMIT T he New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA) hosted a comprehensive review and forward- looking snapshot of community and economic development potential in Raleigh, Summers, Fayette, and Nicholas counties at its New River Gorge Economic Outlook Summit. Representatives from West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics and Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative (OEDC) joined NRGRDA representatives, including leaders of the West Virginia Hive Network, Active OPENING L INES Southern West Virginia, and Country Roads Angel Network (CRAN) in a half-day program attended by more than 90 community leaders, government officials at all levels, and the media. “It’s always exciting to recognize that the work we’re doing, and partnerships we’re developing, are in line with the state economic priorities.” said Jina Belcher, NRGRDA’s Executive Director. “The new national park, outdoor recreation opportunities, aviation and aerospace progress, new and profitable ways of using coal, and infrastructure improvements among the