New Biz Launchpad



The Institute of the Rural Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (IREED) New Biz Launchpad supports Eastern’s culture of innovation and expand upon the capabilities and services.  In 2016, action steps were outlined in a Potomac Highlands Entrepreneurship Economic Feasibility Study funded by the Claude Benedum Foundation. The economic strategies and action steps outlined in the study included a focus on Agriculture, Arts and tourism, and manufacturing. Therefore cultivating IREED’s purpose to develop and sustain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and provide a collective strategy for building institutional and community capital for economic and entrepreneurship development stated, Dr. Megan Webb, Eastern’s Dean of Community Engagement and Partnerships.  The IREED New Biz Launchpad will house and provide services from the Potomac Highlands Creative Economy and the Potomac Highlands Food Co-op as described below.

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Make an appointment to come visit us at the New Biz Launchpad located at 108 South Fork Road, Suite 201, Moorefield, WV by emailing Megan Webb at