Sunday, June 26, 2016

Morgantown Chamber of Commerce Receives Benedum Foundation Grant

West Virginia Executive

The Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce and Your Community Foundation, Inc. jointly announced today receipt of a $75,000 grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation to examine the feasibility of merging economic development activities in Monongalia County under a single umbrella organization.

[. . .] Following a competitive search, the Chamber, along with its partners, has engaged Market Street Services, a nationally-recognized firm based in Atlanta, Georgia that specializes in community economic development research. Founded in 1997, Market Street is a trusted partner in facilitating community, workforce, and economic development strategies, helping communities proactively shape their own future. Market Street was also the consultant throughout the development of the Charleston Area Alliance in Kanawha County.

Kimble indicated that the feasibility study will begin during summer 2016 with the final report available by the end of 2016.

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