Holly Childs, CEcD
955 Hartman Run Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
The Morgantown Area Economic Partnership (MAP) is a nonprofit, public-private sector partnership that provides development assistance to the business community of Monongalia and Preston counties. Operating under the direction of a 22-member board of directors, this economic development partnership includes representation from local governments, the Monongalia and Preston County Economic Development Authorities, the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce, West Virginia University, and local banks, utilities and businesses.
The Monongalia County Development Authority (MCDA) is an arm of county government whose purpose is to "promote, develop and advance the business prosperity and economic welfare of Monongalia County." The Monongalia County Commission makes those appointments to the 18-member board of directors that are not already set forth by State enabling legislation.
MAP and the MCDA work together to help new and existing businesses in such areas as capital financing, tax incentives, employee recruitment and training, sites and buildings, international trade, and community and economic data. Holly Childs, CEcD directs both organizations. A copy of the current "Mission, Goals, and Work Program" for both MAP and the MCDA is available by going to Work Program