Community Resources & Economic Development


CRED provides research, training, and technical assistance support to help destinations make informed decisions about community-based tourism development. Partnerships with numerous Colleges and Departments at WVU allow for a broad spectrum of programs. Programs include:

Community-Based Tourism Development Programs



Contact Doug Arbogast, CRED’s Rural Tourism Specialist, at 304-293-8686 or if you would like to discuss your needs, CRED’s availability, and program cost. If you have other community-based tourism research, training, and technical assistance needs beyond the scope of these programs please feel free to contact CRED to discuss them.