From the Hub

Who Really Represents You? Your Ideas Needed for New App for West Virginia Voters

Posted On: December 14, 2016

Sound familiar? “During the West Virginia legislative session, I found myself beginning to realize that there were so many things happening at my state’s Capitol that I did not understand, so many things that affect our everyday lives that we didn’t even recognize.” How about this? “I was uninformed about my representatives, and I decided that I wanted to [...]

Is This West Virginia’s Most Generous Local Business?

Posted On: December 12, 2016

Since we began our search for West Virginia’s local businesses that go above and beyond in supporting their local community, we’ve received a lot of great “shout outs” from appreciative customers and citizens. If you want to show your appreciation for a locally-owned business that does a great job of giving back, tell us about them here and enter [...]

Stronger Together: Unique Collaboration in Morgantown Planning for Their City of the Future

Posted On: December 12, 2016

What do the people of Morgantown want their city to look and feel like in the years ahead? Is there a way for local people to shape the development of this fast-changing community? That is the focus of a new collaborative effort featuring six key Morgantown organizations to create a holistic Community and Economic Development Strategy for the city. Planning [...]

Bucks For Bright Ideas: Sparking New Local Projects in West Virginia’s Coal-Impacted Communities

Posted On: December 08, 2016

The Hub’s work in West Virginia’s coal-impacted communities is all about unearthing the great ideas that locals have, and helping turn those ideas into reality. From the biggest, boldest dream to the smallest project, we think it’s critical that the rejuvenation of West Virginia’s communities is led by the people that live in them. And so we were thrilled [...]

The Simple Idea to Turn West Virginia’s Abandoned Historic Buildings Into Revenue Generators

Posted On: December 06, 2016

A coalition called Revitalize West Virginia’s Downtowns is launching a campaign to increase the State Historic Tax Credit, in order to spark the redevelopment of West Virginia’s abandoned historic buildings. This broad coalition of economic development professionals, architects, developers, community developers, city officials and historic preservationists is asking the West Virginia Legislature to increase West Virginia’s uncompetitive 10 percent historic [...]

You Should Run For Office and Here’s How

Posted On: December 05, 2016

America is divided, and our democracy is sick.  The climate is mean, and getting meaner. If you are a woman or a working class person, if you are a person of color or a young person, if you are LGBT or even if you are middle class, you are almost certainly under-represented at the national, state and local level. [...]

From The Bootstraps, Alderson Seeks a Little Help to Rebuild Flooded Community Gallery

Posted On: October 20, 2016

This is the story of recovery. No one has to be reminded of the devastation caused by the June flooding that wiped away houses, businesses and lives in southern West Virginia. In places like Alderson, the people now are looking forward, looking ahead, finding ways to rebuild however they can. The Alderson Artisans Gallery, a nonprofit, cooperative gallery that [...]