DCED (District Consortium and Economic Development)


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Who We Are

The DCED (District Consortium and Economic Development) is committed to creating and sustaining an educated workforce, accelerating job growth and capital investment in a six county region of Eastern WV. The six counties include: Mineral, Hardy, Hampshire, Grant, Pendleton and Tucker. 



Our objective is to establish and implement sector strategies through a regional system that addresses the current and emerging skills gap in the economy that are critical to maximizing economic opportunities occurring in the state. 

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  • Goal 1: Set a strategic vision for integrating regional education and economic development
  • Goal 2: Brand and market the Potomac Highland region locally, nationally and globally
  • Goal 3: Strive to align educational resources to meet current and forecasted regional workforce needs
  • Goal 4: Create a global, innovation-based new economy in the region
  • Goal 5:  Create and support a regional educational and workforce ecosystem that supports diverse pathways for K-Career (Kindergarten-Career) to bridge the gap between K-12 and higher education

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 A view of the mountain fields, valleys and blue skies of he Potomac Highlands_link to FEED Playbook An Implementation Playbook For Fostering Entrepreneurship and Economic Diversification In the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia






Meeting Date Agendas Minutes
March 13, 2015 Agenda Minutes
June 5, 2015 Agenda Minutes
Sept. 25, 2015 Agenda Minutes
January 15, 2016 Agenda Minutes
May 20, 2016 Agenda Minutes
September 23, 2016 Agenda Minutes
December 16, 2016 Agenda Minutes
March 24, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 16, 2017 Agenda Minutes
September 29, 2017 Agenda Minutes
December 15, 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 6, 2018 Agenda Minutes
September 28, 2018 Agenda Minutes
December 13, 2018 Agenda Minutes
March 26, 2019 Agenda Minutes



Public Notices

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