MISSION STATEMENT

 

The Wayne County Economic Development Authority, Inc. (WCEDA) was established to:

  • Promote, develop and expand all types of business and industrial activity.

  • Advance and maintain the economic basis of Wayne County.

  • Provide opportunities for employment and improvements for residents

  • Improve the standard of living for the citizens of Wayne County.

 
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WHO WE ARE

 

The Wayne County Economic Development Authority was created by the Wayne County Commission in 1993 to serve the county by cultivating new economic opportunities. Today our board and staff are comprised of local leaders with a vast spectrum of business, public service, and other work experience.  We exist to foster economic growth and build strong communities in Wayne County and beyond.

 

 WHAT WE DO

The Wayne County Economic Development Authority serves many roles in the community:

  • Support continued economic growth

  • Serve existing businesses

  • Locate resources

  • Advocate for policy

  • Improve quality of life

  • Workforce development

  • Site Development

  • Critical Infrastructure

  • Engage opportunities

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MEET THE STAFF

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Carol Damron – Executive Assistant
WCEDA@Suddenlinkmail.com

Carol is a native of Wayne who has served as the Executive Assistant at the Wayne County Economic Development Authority for 15+ years. Her experience has made her a viable asset of the organization and a knowledgeable resource for those wishing to work or coordinate with the Wayne County EDA.

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Park Ferguson – Executive Director
Park.ferguson@wceda.org

Park is a Wayne County native and a graduate of West Virginia University. His interest in community and economic development began during his time as a schoolteacher in Wayne County. He is an avid outdoorsman and is especially dedicated to developing the local food and outdoor recreation economies. He currently resides in Wayne, WV.


 Meet The Board

President
Larry Castle
Marathon Petroleum (Retired)

Vice President
Xan Mooney
United Bank

Secretary
Stanley Flink
Town of Ceredo

Treasurer
Ryan Turner
Bellomy, Turner and Bartram

 

Board Members

Kenneth Adkins

Wayne County Commission

Sarah Chapman

Mountwest Communtiy and Technical College (Retired)

Matt Deerfield

Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney

Patrick Fluty

President
Wayne County Farmers Co-op.


Velvet Kelly

Career Technical Education Director
Wayne County Schools

David Lieving

Huntington Area Development Council

Randall May

KML Regional Council of Carpenters

Robert “Bob” Plymale

Marshall University
WV State Senate


Robert Thompson

Wayne County Schools
WV House of Delegates

Cordell Adkins

Director Emeritus

Thomas George

Director Emeritus

Jim Hale

Director Emeritus


Tim Kinsey

Director Emeritus

Don Perdue

Director Emeritus

BG Prichard

Director Emeritus