Community Resources & Economic Development


CRED coordinates the activities of the WVU Rural Tourism Development 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:

Rural Tourism Development



Learning Tours

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.