§5B-2-3. Powers and duties of council for community and economic
The council for community and economic development shall
enhance economic growth and development through the development of
a comprehensive economic development strategy for West Virginia.
"Comprehensive economic development strategy" means a plan that
outlines strategies and activities designed to continue, diversify
or expand the economic base of the state as a whole; create jobs;
develop a highly skilled workforce; facilitate business access to
capital, including venture capital; advertise and market the
resources offered by the state with respect to the needs of
business and industry; facilitate cooperation among local, regional
and private economic development enterprises; improve
infrastructure on a state, regional and community level; improve
the business climate generally; and leverage funding from sources
other than the state, including federal and private sources.