Economic and Community Development

Community Development Society

The Community Development Society provides leadership to professionals and citizens across the spectrum of community development. Members have multiple opportunities to learn what’s new in the profession, to exchange ideas, to obtain the most current research and reference information available and to share professional expertise.

Economic Development Directory

Comprehensive economic development directory that includes thousands of Internet sites.

Federation of Community Development

Supporting the development of communities: advancing and promoting community development learning at local, regional and national levels, and creating opportunities for good quality training and qualifications.

National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)

Provides training, information and representation for regional development.

National Community Development Association (NCDA)

Provides training, information and representation for regional development.

Outreach International

They help the poor help themselves. Their purpose is to help people overcome the effects of poverty and to develop the capacity to create a new future for themselves and their community. They provide responsible ways for people with charitable hearts to help the poor to a better life.

US Department of Commerce

Established to generate jobs, help retain existing jobs and stimulate industrial and commercial growth in economically distressed areas of the US.

The West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation

Serves as a catalyst for economic diversification by partnering with government, business – both large and small, and academia: To invest in the education of a quality workforce. To research technologies for competitive advantage. To stimulate the development of a high technology infrastructure.