Who We Are

The Charleston Area Alliance is your connection to the Kanawha Valley. 

The Charleston Area Alliance is a unique organization, bringing Kanawha County’s community and economic development and traditional chamber of commerce offerings under one roof. 

We are built on the legacy of three organizations that came together in 2004 to bolster economic opportunity and community enhancement. They include Business & Industrial Development Corporation (BIDCO), Kanawha County’s economic development organization, Charleston Renaissance Corporation, the downtown and neighborhood development organization, and the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce, West Virginia’s largest regional chamber of commerce. 

What We Do

Charleston Area Alliance

The Charleston Area Alliance attracts and retains innovative industries and workforce, revitalizes urban spaces and improves the vibe of Charleston, West Virginia and the Kanawha Valley. Our work is driven by a unified mission and strategic goals:



Build a more vibrant community and prosperous economy.


Organization Information

Articles of Incorporation


990 2022



Our goals

  • 1.

    Create an inclusive environment in which people want to live, work and play.

  • 2.

    Facilitate downtown housing to create a robust and vibrant community.

  • 3.

    Create growth through support of existing businesses.

  • 4.

    Serve as the collaborative conduit for property development.

  • 5.

    Create growth through a strategic communication, recruiting and marketing plan.