The mission of the Ritchie County Economic Development Authority (RCEDA) is to promote responsible and balanced growth that will maintain and improve the quality of life in Ritchie County.

As an arm of the Ritchie County Commission, the RCEDA is the county's leading community and economic development agency.

It is governed by a 21-member board of directors representing the county commission, the county;s six municipalities, business, industry, labor, and the nonprofit sector.

The RCEDA staff includes a full-time executive director and a part-time secretary.