DCED (District Consortium 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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