Economic Revitalization of West Virginia topic of Small Communities Big Solutions Conference

Conference to focus on economic revitalization of West Virginia

Savage Grant founder Patrick Farrell will discuss issues related to the economic revitalization of West Virginia during the sold-out Small Communities, Big Solutions conference to be held October 22 and 23 in South Charleston, West Virginia.

Mr. Farrell will be part of a panel discussion highlighting innovative solutions to workforce development. During the discussion, he plans to highlight the work of CentralApp, a West Virginia based company connecting skilled tech workers in Appalachia to companies across the country in need of tech talent. CentralApp is part of the Savage Grant family of companies.

Additionally, Mr. Farrell will deliver a keynote address detailing the potential economic impact of recent Opportunity Zones legislation. Savage Grant is one of the first investment firms in the state to develop an Opportunity Zone Fund, which provides capital investment in businesses operating in designated Opportunity Zones throughout West Virginia and central Appalachia.

About Savage Grant

Savage Grant is an investment firm committed to growing businesses throughout Appalachia. Our goal is to achieve market rate returns while tackling some of the region’s toughest problems. Capital investments made in our Opportunity Zone Fund are reinvested in companies or ventures that are likely to create jobs in economically distressed areas of West Virginia and the Appalachian region.