Create W.Va. conference takes over a town

Nellie Rose Davis

A statewide conference will be taking over the small town of Richwood in Nicholas County this weekend.  Create West Virginia is holding its sixth annual conference there.  Rather than meeting at a large state resort park, attendees at the conference will hold their discussions about creative economic development in buildings throughout the town.  Entrepreneurs will set up pop up shops in some of the empty storefronts on Main Street in Richwood.  Young entrepreneurs like textile maker Nellie Rose Davis will debut her latest fashion line.  Cutting edge technology will be featured in a makers lab that features 3-D printers and the like.  

“West Virginia’s most creative minds should meet. I don’t care if they’re scientists, or teachers.  If they are creative artists in the way that we understand creative artists, painters and sculptors.  If they are creative economic developers looking at what so many people would look at as a handful of despair. So if you think you’re creative, come on.” Rebecca Kimmons, 2013 Create WV conference director

Create West Virginia is a grassroots organization that’s striving to build creative communities and businesses for an innovative economy.

Richwood, W.Va.

Credit Create W.Va.
Create W.Va.
Downtown Richwood in Nicholas County will become a vibrant, creative community during the Create W.Va. conference Oct. 24 – Oct. 26.

The Create West Virginia conference opens in Richwood on Thursday, October 24 and runs through Saturday, October 26.