What We Do

As a nonprofit and business incubator, RAIL’s priorities shift to meet the ever-changing needs of coalfield residents and business leaders. Our comprehensive programs include:

Youth Development

Our Youth and Our Future

Since its inception, RAIL has been committed to building capacity through community residents, volunteers and youth who live in Wyoming County. We recognize that our community depends on hard-working residents who can help build an economic future. Many young people in our community lack the financial resources to attend local colleges or out-of-state universities. They generally have little to no practical job experience, trade skills, or education to compete for the few local jobs that are available.

RAIL recognized this challenge early on, and started developing projects that could engage our youth. In the fall of 2015, we launched our first-ever AmeriCorps program for young adults by partnering with Citizens Conservation Corps of West Virginia. MOC staff members are currently recruiting participants to teach them leadership skills, service work, and entrepreneurship. RAIL also manages a paid program for youth through Region 1 Work Force Development. To apply for positions, please contact Charlene Cook at 304-294-6188.

Business Development


This page is intended to track our Daily States Progress on the 2020 Census. Info is retrieved from the official 2020Census Website

As of 9/22/2020 Response Rates By Top 5 Surrounding Counties

  • Raleigh County – 56.8%
  • Boone County – 51.0%
  • Wyoming County – 36.5%
  • Mingo County – 28.2%
  • McDowell County – 23.9%

Response Rates By Top 3 Surrounding Cities In Wyoming County

  • Mullens – 52.9%
  • Oceana – 38.5%
  • Pineville – 36.6%

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RAIL invites other agencies and organizations to use the MOC for programs and businesses that help serve our community. For more information, please call the MOC at 304-294-6188.