West Virginia Business News

Speedway Motors Will Open Distribution Center in Jefferson County, WV

January 08, 2021

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. 

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JCDA Seeks Administrative Assistant

December 07, 2020

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.

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JCDA Completes Four-Year Strategic Plan

November 18, 2020

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.

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West Virginia Opportunity Zones Can Benefit New Businesses

October 26, 2020

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.

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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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