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Nestle Waters Brings New Beverage Delivery Service to Jefferson County

August 09, 2017

Nestlé Waters North America, one of the nation's leading beverage manufacturers, is expanding its operations in Kearneysville, West Virginia with a new ReadyRefresh℠ by Nestlé® branch and delivery service availability now in place. ReadyRefresh is Nestlé Waters North America's online shopping and delivery service that provides a variety of refreshing beverage options directly to the homes of consumers and local businesses.    

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JCDA Supports Natural Gas Distribution System Expansion in Eastern Panhandle

August 03, 2017

Natural Gas Distribution Line - Build It Now

On behalf of the Jefferson County Development Authority (JCDA) and numerous stakeholders in the business community, we support the current effort by Mountaineer Gas to expand the natural gas distribution system here in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. We can provide a brief history of the project, demonstrate the significant stakeholder support for it, and also dispel some misinformation that has been spread about the project.

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Entrepreneur Program Offers Insight on Tourism and Marketing

July 31, 2017

Tourism is a vital part of the local economy in Morgan, Berkeley, and Jefferson counties of West Virginia, and some local leaders in the travel industry will be sharing how tourism can create a sense of place at the upcoming Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF) on Aug. 3 at The Country Inn.

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ROXUL Will Build Manufacturing Plant in Jefferson County

July 06, 2017

Governor Jim Justice announced today that ROXUL will build a $150 million manufacturing plant in the City of Ranson, Jefferson County. Upon completion, the plant is expected to create up to 150 jobs with positions ranging from management level to the production line.

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2016 JCDA Annual Report Available

April 28, 2017

Overall, 2016 was a good year for the Jefferson County Development Authority (JCDA). Several new businesses located in the Burr Business Park this past year, and other existing companies completed expansions or renovations. Throughout the year, we continued to advocate for infrastructure improvements and policy developments that support business growth in the county. With our strategic location, skilled and loyal workforce, and many community amenities, Jefferson County remains a great place to do business. 

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Local Entrepreneur Tells Success Story

April 27, 2017

Starting your own business may seem intimidating, but hearing how others have done just that may encourage you to become an entrepreneur. You can learn how one local business owner got started at the upcoming Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF) on Thurs., May 4, at The Purple Iris.

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Harpers Ferry Man Selected WV Small Business Person of the Year

March 20, 2017

Matthew Paul Knott, president and CEO of River Riders, Inc. and Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry, has been named the 2017 West Virginia Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. River Riders, an outdoor family adventure resort based in Harpers Ferry, offers whitewater rafting, tubing, and kayaking on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers and other activities including a zipline canopy tour, aerial adventure park, and biking. The Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry opened in March 2016 as the first solar-powered hotel in the state.  

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Walnut Hill Farm Creamery Wins 2017 Rural Innovation Award

March 13, 2017

Walnut Hill Farm Creamery, a small, family-owned and operated cow dairy farm in Kearneysville, W.Va., has been recognized as a 2017 Rural Innovation Award Winner. Owned by Mark and Donna Butcher, the farm is known for its all-natural milk and home delivery service. The Butchers received the award during the 13th Annual Forum for Rural Innovation, a cooperative educational event organized by area agricultural economic development and cooperative extension organizations.

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Forum for Rural Innovation Showcases Modern Practices for Agriculture

February 06, 2017

The 13th annual Forum for Rural Innovation on March 10 will feature new approaches for agriculture and rural business prosperity in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and northern Virginia region. Forum presentations and exhibits will emphasize education and networking opportunities, including showcasing practical examples of successful innovative operations that could be adapted to any farm and educating the public about the agricultural industry.

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Procter & Gamble Offers Employment Session for Women

January 30, 2017

Procter & Gamble will offer an employment information session, "Women in Manufacturing Careers", so local women can learn about career opportunities in manufacturing at the P&G Tabler Station Plant in Martinsburg, W.Va. This information session will be Thurs., Feb. 16, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Technology Center.

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