2014 Conference Location
Who should attend the 2014 WV Brownfields Conference?
Anyone involved in redevelopment: Economic development professionals, real estate developers, lawyers, state and local officials, environmental professionals, entrepreneurs, planners, realtors, bankers, investors, and community redevelopment professionals. This year’s event will include sessions covering all aspects of brownfields redevelopment, interactive workshops on project funding, specialty training on remediation, a project showcase banquet, and much more!
The West Virginia Brownfields Conference is hosted by the West Virginia Brownfield Assistance Centers – the Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center located at West Virginia University and the Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall University.
The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers were created to promote economic development and environmental and public health protection through innovative redevelopment of brownfield sites. The Centers promote and coordinate the development of brownfield property by providing training and technical assistance, facilitating site preparation efforts, community involvement as well has helping communities with grant writing and leveraging project funding.
In an effort to provide comprehensive assistance to communities throughout West Virginia, the two centers coordinate by producing state-wide conferences, collaborating on regional projects, and by sharing current brownfields information. The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall University, located in Huntington, is housed within The Center for Environmental, Geotechnical, and Applied Sciences (CEGAS). The Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center is housed in the West Virginia Water Research Institute (WV WRI) at the National Research Center for Coal & Energy at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.