经济发展

在2015年,东方航空委托 飞马计划与发展 审查波托马克高地地区的区域经济发展和创业机会。结果是 study以及ireed自己的广泛研究,并在区域,州和联邦合作伙伴的协助下,ireed开发了经济计划,并通过在该地区发起,加速和启动经济发展与企业家精神活动,继续充当经济发展的乘数。

创意经济

the development of a "creative economy" means driving job creation by capitalizing on a region’s cultural, natural, and human assets. a regional tourism/arts initiative was identified as an essential component in potomac highlands' economic development.  ireed expanded this to a larger vision of developing a "creative economy." 

the potomac highlands creative economy initiative capitalizes on the region’s cultural, heritage, and natural assets by encouraging collaboration among businesses and others working in the creative economy.   while eastern has a service area of six counties, the efforts of the creative economy were expanded to encompass eight counties to conform with and meet the definition of the "potomac highlands" as defined by the wv department of tourism.   as a result, the counties included in the scope of work include hardy, hampshire, mineral, grant, pendleton, tucker, pocahontas, and randolph.

我们欢迎对创意经济感兴趣的任何人参加我们在每个月的第四个星期四上午10:00举行的虚拟波托马克高地创意经济会议,以了解有关创意经济联系的更多信息 tina.metzer@easternwv.edu.

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Logo

claudeworthington benedum基金会的任务是通过战略性放置的慈善资源鼓励西弗吉尼亚州和西南宾夕法尼亚州的人类发展。

克劳德·沃灵顿·本尼杜姆基金会的拨款为创意经济提供了可能。过去和当前的一些举措包括:

  • 波托马克高地创意经济理事会每月召开一次
  • 年度旅游会议
  • 历史性的砖石保存车间
  • 从农场到瓶装事件
  • maple days 
  • 旅游聚集领导力和活动
  • 协助南支河节
  • 农业旅游
  • 图书馆峰会
  • workshops
  • americorps网站
     

农业

with supporting funds from the usda rural business development grant, claude worthington benedum foundation, and the small business administration (sba) eastern's ireed launched agriculture programming and initiatives to help drive new economic opportunities in agriculture. eastern's ireed understands that successful programming and economic development could not be accomplished alone. local, regional, and state partnerships are key to sustainability and impactful programming efforts. a few of our partners include the united states department of agriculture, west virginia department of agriculture, west virginia university extension, west virginia state, and the robert c. byrd institute.

BET Program

these partnerships and supportive funding have allowed eastern's ireed to support agriculture entrepreneurs locally, regionally, and statewide to adopt and drive agricultural innovation. several practices include the utilization of poultry bio-waste as a method of upcycling byproducts and utilizing precision agriculture technologies such as drone imaging on operations. eastern's ireed has also led many initiatives including:

东部被视为经济发展的领导者之一,特别是在农业方面。由于过去的计划引起了极大的兴趣,东部现在有了农业主管, 波托马克高地食品合作社, an 商业合作伙伴,重点是农业综合企业,以及及时的研讨会和规划.

biochar

ireed意识到使用绿色技术解决方案将家禽垃圾和废木料等废品转化为能源的潜力,同时创造了增值产品–生物炭。

ireed assembled a broad range of global experts from various backgrounds, including academics, researchers, federal and state agencies, private consultants, small businesses, national biochar, and waste organizations coupled with experts experienced in entrepreneurship and commercialization and the eastern biochar group was formed. since the humble beginnings, this group now operates a "grassroots" national effort to promote biochar.

该倡议正在与 东方的生物和环境技术计划 培养受过训练的知识渊博的人,他们将确保负责任的经济发展,同时保护我们这一代和子孙后代的水,空气和生物系统。

区域规划和发展委员会的资金已帮助东部地区组织了研讨会,年度峰会,会议等。

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eastern is excited to be an organizing partner for "national biochar week." the development of the biochar industry has the capacity to be world-changing; join us as we spotlight "biochar in the real world " the uses, types, and market of biochar.  join us on december 7th - 11th from 11:00 a.m. est - 2:00 p.m. est each day.

 

当前项目包括:
 

  • +结合生物炭原料的城市土壤水文土壤分类

    东部劳动力机会区域中心和服务公司(worcs)得益于切萨皮克湾信托基金会的资助,它将展示并记录适当的土壤再生方案,以减少径流量,并通过将生物炭整合到现有土壤中来最大程度地防止渗漏。

  • +煤炭使用污染测绘和湿地监测项目

    通过东部世界, 赌注。程序 获得了马里兰州dnr电厂研究项目的资金支持,以监测酸性矿山的排水情况以及粉煤灰废物作为潜在补救材料的使用。

    the purpose of the project is to monitor ash projects in garrett county and acid mine drainage from the kempton/coketon mine complex and increase the scope to detect and monitor coal ash and acid mine drainage (amd) entering the potomac river on maryland's southern border and the youghiogheny river on maryland's western border. for any questions about these project efforts will be ongoing between 2020 to 2023 contact anthony.oliverio@easternwv.edu.

  • +大西洋中部增值产品财团可持续生物质(masbio)

    eastern is also excited to assist and lead components of the, "mid-atlantic sustainable biomass for value-added products consortium (masbio)" project that is being funded through the u.s. department of agriculture (usda) national institute of food and agriculture (nifa) agriculture and food research initiative (afri) sustainable agriculture systems program area and led by wvu's dr. jingxin wang, professor within the division of forestry and natural resources.

    the eastern biochar initiative is a group which concentrates on the education, expansion, and economic development of the biochar industry in the mid-atlantic region of the eastern united states. eastern biochar will provide support to the masbio project through 1; demonstration of a commercial scale mobile biochar production unit utilizing woody feedstock within the mid-atlantic study region, or a comparable unit and 2; performing workforce development training sessions in cooperation with eastern's ireed. these project efforts will be ongoing between 2020 to 2025.