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The Upper Kanawha Valley Economic Development Corporation (UKVEDC) promotes, develops and advances the business prosperity and economic welfare of the citizens and industrial complexes of Fayette and Kanawha counties in West Virginia. UKVEDC encourages growth and assists the local area through loans, investments, grant opportunities or other business transactions. The board works with industries within the area to energize growth and tourism and rehabilitate businesses and intustries that may be struggling. The organization works to stimulate and promote the expansion of all kinds of business and industrial activity which advances, develops and maintains the economic stability of the area and provides maximum opportunities for employment to the area's citizens. The UKVEDC cooperates and acts in conjunction with other organizations on the federal, state and local level to promote industrial, commercial, agricultural and recreational developments within the Upper Kanawha Valley. 

The Board of Directors of the UKVEDC meet on a monthly basis. If you are own a businesses or are looking to open a business within the Kanawha-Fayette area under the UKVEDC's jurisdiction, we would be happy to meet with you to discuss local business opportunities and available grants and loans. 

Our board is committed to the growth and prosperity of the area. Please contact us for any questions regarding our organiztion or to set up a meeting with our board of directors. We would be happy to chat with you!

Board Members

Members in Attendance
Dr. Carl Kennedy- President
Mayor Greg Ingram- Vice President
Carol Vickers- Sec.-treas.
Sandy Huddleston
Greg Chaney
Sharon Parks
Kaye Ford

Members with Non-Attendance
Montgomery Dairy Queen
Rick Petry- Eagles Club
Morris Creek Watershed
Grant's Supermarket
Riverside Medical Group
Mining Motors- Jay Gould
City National Bank- Brandi Pritt
Pam Lopez
Frank's Pizza

Non-Paying Essential Attendees​
Thomas Baker- Building Manager
Allison Smith- City of Montgomery