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CRAN operates in partnership with the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority and the WV Hive, who provide administration support from offices in Beckley, West Virginia. The WV Hive connects entrepreneurs with resources and expertise they need to grow successful companies in southern West Virginia.


Exciting Update - July 21, 2019: New River Gorge Regional Development Authority EDA Grantee, Lead Support Sponsor Of Country Roads Angel Network

On Tuesday, July 21, the NRGRDA was announced by the U.S. Economic Development Administration as a 2019 Regional Innovation Strategies Program – Seed Fund Support grantee. The NRGRDA along with One Foundation will act as lead support sponsors for CRAN. “As a kid who grew up in Ansted WV, graduated from WVU and has lived in Elkins and Daniels, I couldn’t be more excited to play a role in helping the NRGDA and the Hive bring much needed startup and seed fund dollars to the fast growing entrepreneurial community forming throughout WV” CRAN Chairman Kevin Combs remarked. “I’m looking forward to working with the growing entrepreneurial infrastructure throughout the state along with current, former, and future West Virginians to make WV a place where entrepreneurs can thrive.“ For more information about this partnership, please click here!