About Us

Region 8 Planning and Development Council

131 Providence Lane

Petersburg, WV 26847

Phone: 304-257-2448  or 304-257-1221

Fax: 304-257-4958


Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except holidays.  Voicemail messages may be left after hours. 

  • The State of West Virginia created the Region 8 Planning and Development Council in 1972 under the Regional Planning and Development Act to serve Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, and Pendleton Counties. 
  • The Regional Council is responsible for planning and fostering community and economic development throughout the district. 
  • The Regional Planning and Development Act empowers the Council to receive and expend funds; engage in comprehensive development planning; publish specialized studies; provide technical assistance to local governments; perform regional development; and exercise powers jointly or in cooperation with agencies and political subdivisions of the state. 
  • The Regional Council receives funds from federal, state, and local governmental organizations to provide these services. 
  • The Region 8 PDC has also received state and federal funds to create loan pools that assist new and expanding businesses. 
  • The Regional Council possesses a trained and experienced staff and has committed local elected officials and community leaders. 
  • In addition to its planning and development services, the Council also provides a variety of community service programs.