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 Business News
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
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
As part of the Trump Administration’s aggressive, whole-of-government efforts to combat the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and minimize economic disruption to the nation’s 30 million small businesses, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued revised criteria for states or territories seeking an economic injury declaration related to Coronavirus.
The relaxed criteria will have two immediate impacts: