Charleston Area Alliance

West Virginia

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Charleston Area Alliance

West Virginia



  • We work to create a more vibrant community and prosperous economy. The Charleston Area Alliance is focused on local business growth, job creation, innovation and attracting industry to our region and fostering an enhanced quality of life for all.

    We are specialists in the following areas:

    • Business Recruitment, Expansion and Retention
    • Site Selection
    • Foreign Direct Investment
    • Import/Export Investment
    • Innovation/Research and Development
    • Entrepreneurial Support and growth

    We focus on building on our existing strengths and assets, specifically in the following industry clusters:

    • Chemical
    •  Energy
    •  Automotive
    •  Business Services
    • Other specialized industries 

    We have assisted businesses in every sector and look forward to working with you on your next project. 

    Our community development team works diligently to increase our natural and built assets through sustainable and smart growth initiatives.

    Our main goals include:

    • Stimulating new housing growth in downtown Charleston 
    • Developing a formal structure for downtown management and marketing
    • Enhancing our downtown promotional efforts
    • Creating community anchors in the urban core 

    The Charleston Area Alliance’s affiliate, the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce, enables community and business leaders to advocate for appropriate changes at the local, state and federal level. 

We serve the following communities

Communities listed alphabetically

South Charleston12,199
County of Kanawha180,746

Contact Us

Chris Ferro

VP - Economic Development