West Virginia Business News

Three Jefferson County Businesses Honored with Export Award

August 28, 2020

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.

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Jefferson County Residents and Businesses Urged to Do Broadband Survey

August 26, 2020

Jefferson County residents and business owners are encouraged to help improve Internet service in the county by participating in a broadband survey.

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West Virginia CARES Act Small Business Grant Program

July 13, 2020

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.

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SBA Creates User-Friendly Paycheck Protection Program Application

June 29, 2020

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.

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JCDA Seeks Community Input on Economic Development Issues

June 17, 2020

The Jefferson County Development Authority is seeking community input as it develops a new strategic plan to guide the organization’s economic development efforts over the next five years.

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Jefferson County Development Authority Selects New Executive Director

June 04, 2020

The Jefferson County Development Authority announces that Dennis Jarvis II will be its new executive director, effective July 6. Jarvis will lead the organization as it develops a new strategic plan for its future direction and focus on economic development efforts in Jefferson County.

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Specialty Crops Producers Eligible for COVID-19 Assistance

May 26, 2020

As part of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program (CFAP), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide up to $2.1 billion in direct payments to specialty crops producers. The payments are one of several measures the USDA is taking to support America's specialty crops industry which has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Agricultural Businesses Affected by COVID-19 Eligible for Loan Program

May 05, 2020

The latest round of funding authorized by Congress through the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act provides funding for agricultural businesses affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program Available for Self-Employed

April 24, 2020

Under a new federal program called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), self-employed individuals and others not eligible for regular unemployment compensation can apply for temporary unemployment benefits through WorkForce West Virginia.

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Distillery Plans to Locate in Burr Business Park in Jefferson County

March 30, 2020

Shenandoah Valley Holdings, LLC, has purchased a lot in the Burr Business Park in Kearneysville, W.Va., and plans to construct a distillery and conduct distillery-related activities.

The Jefferson County Development Authority recently sold a 2.5-acre lot in the business park to Wylie McDade and Brain Halbert of Shenandoah Valley Holdings, LLC. McDade and Halbert plan to build a 4,000-square-foot facility to be known as Devil’s Due Distillery for the production and distribution of alcohol. The facility will also include a storefront and retail center. In addition, Devil’s Due Distillery will offer distillery tours, tastings and occasionally host educational events to promote the distilling industry.

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