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Outdoor Community Development

Build your community with outdoor resources right in your backyard.

The Smith OEDC provides organizational support and expertise to empower local communities to leverage their outdoor recreation resources by partnering with local leaders, non-profits, public groups, and other recreation organizations.

For towns interested in getting involved in Ascend WV's remote worker program, the Smith OEDC and West Virginia Department of Tourism has curated a Community Playbook that will guide leaders through the five areas necessary to attract and retain remote workers as well as provide access to resources available to strengthen these areas.

Download the Community Readiness Playbook


Image Credit: WV Department of Tourism