What’s Next, West Virginia? is a series of conversations that take place in communities all over the state--conversations that are designed to encourage talking, thinking, and actions based on West Virginians’ own ideas for building a more vibrant and diverse economy. Much work is already underway across WV to strengthen local economies. What’s Next, WV? is designed to connect work that’s already happening and bring new people and new ideas into the mix.  Here’s how it works.

1. The WV Center for Civic Life will help local organizers get started with orientation, materials, and training. (Sign up to organize a discussion in your community.)

2. Organizers plan and do outreach for conversations in their local communities, aiming for diverse participation.

3. Conversations (we recommend three at minimum) are held in local communities, focusing on three questions: Where are we now? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?

4. People start taking action and doing the work, with some coaching and assistance from What’s Next, WV? partners, including the WV Community Development HUB.

5. Stories are captured and shared so we can learn from each others’ work. (Share your story.)