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    Tuesday, June 05, 2018
    The Charleston Area Alliance recently worked with the City of Charleston to secure Opportunity Zone status for four tracts in Charleston – Downtown, the East End, near the West Side/Elk City, and Kanawha City. Through this community development program established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, long-term investments will be encouraged and driven to these areas of the city. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
    Monday, June 04, 2018
    Charleston, W.Va. – With more than two dozen West Virginia-based craft breweries making a growing economic impact across the state, the Charleston Area Alliance today announced that it has teamed up with scientists at Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) to help these small businesses operate more efficiently. Working with the West Virginia Craft Brewers Guild, MATRIC ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
    Friday, June 01, 2018
    Charleston, W.Va. – Downtown Charleston business and property owners and Charleston Police Department officers came together for Coffee with a Cop to discuss ideas and learn more about each other on Friday, June 1 at the Capitol Conference Center.  Presented by the Charleston Area Alliance, Coffee with a Cop provides the opportunity for Downtown Charleston stakeholders to sit down with officers ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Thursday, January 18, 2018
    The Charleston Area Alliance recently enhanced its business retention and expansion program to empower businesses already based in the Charleston area.  “Enhancing our business retention and expansion program is a proven way for us to identify and address concerns and issues of our existing business base and to also identify opportunities to stimulate local job growth,” said Matt Ballard, the ...read more
    Wednesday, January 03, 2018
    The Charleston Area Alliance Board of Directors elected Brian Bruce, president of West Virginia American Water, as a new member at its Dec. 12 meeting.  Bruce is responsible for all aspects of the West Virginia American Water business, including customer, regulatory and local government relationships and operational and financial performance, and is the principal external contact for American ...read more
    Wednesday, January 03, 2018
    Register today for the premiere business event of the year: the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce 2018 Issues & Eggs Legislative Breakfast at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the Charleston Marriott Town Center. Presented with title sponsorship from West Virginia American Water, Issues & Eggs is an enriching kickoff for the legislative session and shines a spotlight on policies that promote ...read more
    Wednesday, January 03, 2018
    The more than two dozen businesses that participated in the Charleston Area Alliance inaugural Holiday Window Display Contest have made downtown Charleston a wondrous place to visit this holiday season.  Sponsored by WCHS-TV, the competition has produced enchanting store windows decked out in lights and tinsel trim seemingly around every corner. Participants include downtown businesses with ...read more
    Wednesday, January 03, 2018
    VoixRx, a business startup created by University of Charleston School of Pharmacy students, won $6,000 to scale up its operations at Thrive, the Alliance’s community-based approach to supporting local entrepreneurs.  Created by Kofi Amegadje, a dual PharmD/MBA student; and Stephanie Turner and Rawlings Ebot Enow, third-year PharmD students, VioxRx is developing a new communication method ...read more
    Wednesday, January 03, 2018
    The Charleston Area Alliance has released its Community Art Project, a 9 x 7’ painting, commissioned by Jack O’Hearn.   Throughout the summer at the Alliance’s Downtown Streetfest block parties, O’Hearn engaged community members to create a drawing based on their meaning of community. More than 150 individuals contributed pictures illustrating their perspective of the Kanawha Valley.   O’Hearn ...read more