Blueprint Communities are communities where The Hub works to help convene a team of leaders from the community, set up a system that facilitates sustained community development practices, and build a plan for the future.
The Blueprint Communities initiative was the first of The Hub’s community building projects. In fact, the initiative grew out of research into why so many investments in state development projects failed or did not result in improvements to community quality of life. The research resulted in the Community Development Model, which is the basis for the Blueprint Communities Program.
Blueprint Communities include Bluefield, Hinton, Richwood, Princeton, Marlinton and Sophia.