WEST VIRGINIA HARDWOOD ALLIANCE ZONE BOARD
Beginning in February of 2015, Brouse joined the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA) as the Director of Business Retention and Expansion and currently serves as Executive Director. Brouse works to develop and circulate capital, strengthen the resources available to local businesses, and increase the region’s competitiveness for business recruitment. As the NRGRDA region is not centered on a single municipality or location, Brouse takes a truly regional approach to allocate resource across traditional borders.
Brouse’s primary focus and experience is in lending. Not only has he worked with commercial banks, but also with alternative lenders such as Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF). During his time at NCIF, he sharpened his ability to serve triple bottom line businesses with sustainable development lending and investing. It’s just that local economic development mindset that helps him serve the New River Gorge region of West Virginia with the NRGRDA.