West Virginia Secretary of Commerce Ed Gaunch and other officials announced today that convenience store chain Sheetz Inc. will build a distribution truck transfer station in Burr Business Park in Kearneysville. This site will be just the second transportation depot to support the company’s two distribution centers, located in Pennsylvania and North Carolina.Read More
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The Jefferson County Development Authority (JCDA) welcomes Krista Hoffman as its new administrative assistant to oversee the administrative, clerical, and day-to-day office operations for the organization.
Speedway Motors, a manufacturer, retailer, and distributor of high-quality automotive parts and racing products, plans to open a distribution center in Jefferson County, bringing 25 new jobs to West Virginia.Read More
The Jefferson County Development Authority is seeking an Administrative Assistant to perform administrative, clerical, and day-to-day office activities including, but not limited to, bookkeeping, processing accounts payables and receivables, providing customer service, preparing meeting minutes, preparing reports and other correspondence, filing, and answering telephones.Read More
The Jefferson County Development Authority (JCDA) has completed a four-year strategic plan that will guide JCDA leaders in creating a sustainable organization and economic development program for Jefferson County.
For the past 10 months, JCDA board members and staff have been reviewing the organization’s strengths and weaknesses, assessing the county’s development needs and opportunities, and gathering community input to develop a road map for the organization. The resulting strategic plan includes a revised organizational mission statement, defines five core values, identifies seven goals for 2021-2025, and outlines several strategies for each goal.Read More
Opportunity Zone incentives can be a vital step forward for community revitalization. Created as part of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Opportunity Zones are designed to promote economic development, support recovery, and improve the outcomes in distressed communities. Investors can receive tax incentives for investing in rural and low-income areas. Businesses can benefit from the real estate or business investments within these opportunity zones while also enjoying tax deferring benefits on any capital gains received from these investments.Read More
Three Jefferson County businesses were among the 30 West Virginia companies that were recognized by state officials for exporting a good or service to a new country last year during a virtual ceremony on Aug. 26.Read More
Jefferson County residents and business owners are encouraged to help improve Internet service in the county by participating in a broadband survey.Read More
West Virginia's small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for up to $5,000 in grant funding through the West Virginia CARES Act Small Business Grant Program.Read More
As part of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration has created a revised, user-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application, requiring fewer calculations and less documentation.Read More