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Tourism & Hospitality

A strong economy stems from an educated, skilled workforce, vibrant communities supported by strong leadership and an interest in exploring all the state has to offer. WVU Extension Service experts understand how all of these dynamic pieces fit together to form a thriving West Virginia.

Tourism and Hospitality in West Virginia

WVU Extension CRED's Tourism Specialist coordinates the activities of the WVU Rural Tourism Design Team. The Team provides research, training, and technical assistance support for sustainable rural tourism development throughout West Virginia. Partnerships with Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources, Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, Public Administration and other Colleges and Departments at WVU provide a depth of knowledge and expertise strategically targeted to support the development of a sustainable tourism economy in West Virginia.

Programs include:

If you would like to discuss your needs, CRED’s availability, and program cost, or if you have other community-based tourism research, training, and technical assistance needs beyond the scope of these programs please feel free to Doug Arbogast to discuss them.

Doug Arbogast
Tourism Specialist