The WV Community Development Hub & HubCAP Program

The Hub’s Communities of Achievement Program (HubCAP) offers participating communities a time-tested curriculum to accelerate their community-led economic development efforts. We support community teams over a multi-year period to move forward a clearly defined community development project from initial idea to long-term implementation and financing. These projects are the spark for community revitalization including through activities such as building redevelopment, increasing business opportunities, and improving community engagement practices. With the fourth round of HubCAP launched in 2020, we are focusing our efforts on supporting communities that are building recreational tourism-focused economies.

HubCAP teams can be located in six communities working on the Mon Forest Towns initiative: Cowen, Elkins, Franklin, Marlinton, Petersburg and White Sulphur Springs. Each community works with a Hub community coach to help set and meet their goals for the program, which all relate to building the recreational tourism economy of the area along with Mon Forest Towns.The Elkins Team, lead by Anne Beardslee is named Randolph Ready!

The Randolph Ready team is composed of community members from not only Elkins, but throughout Randolph County. This team is taking a county-wide approach to building better recreational economies by focusing on trail development, riverfront development, wayfinding, kiosks, and arts and beautification. The team is also looking for opportunities for business development and retention.

Randolph County Community Partners

WV Community Development Hub, Elkins Main Street, Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area, Davis Medical Center, Davis & Elkins College, Elkins Depot Welcome Center, Elkins-Randolph County Tourism, Randolph County Development Authority, Woodlands Development Group, Our Town, Citizens Promoting Community, City of Elkins,  Randolph County Commission