Wednesday, July 27, 2016

City, county economic groups eye merge

Conor Griffith
The Dominion Post

Several Monongalia County business and nonprofit organizations are considering the possibility of forming a common coalition.

The Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce and Your Community Foundation (YCF) recently received of a $75,000 grant from the Pittsburgh-based Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation to study the feasibility of merging the county’s economic development activities under a single umbrella organization.

“It’s something those of us who have been involved in these various organizations for the common goal of economic development have seen a need for,” said Kelly Kimble, chair of the Chamber’s board of directors.

The chamber and its partners have engaged Atlanta-based Market Street Services to conduct the feasibility study using the grant money.

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