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100+ Ways to get startup capital

West Virginia’s startup culture is on the cusp of something big. With recent fast-paced, coordinated and opportunistic action, West Virginia is flipping the script on how it will develop its economic opportunity. In order to find sustainable pathways for business growth, entrepreneurs must consider what type of capital best suits each stage of business development. … Read more

West Virginia Tax Ranking 19th

DID YOU KNOW?? West Virginia has reduced or eliminated taxes such as Business Franchise and Corporate Net Income, ranking as the 19th most competitive tax code in the nation!!!!

Jackson County Experiencing Great Growth

Based upon a recent report from West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research director John Deskins, Jackson County and seven other counties are seeing major job growth. Since 2017, Jackson County have experienced large job growth compared to the rest of the state. Along with Jackson County the only other areas of the … Read more

Employment Data in Jackson County

Employment Data in Jackson County While Jackson County is one of the West Virginia leading counties there is room for improvement in both the state and in Jackson County based upon a recent report. The total number employed residents was 11,360 in December 2018 versus 11,200 in December 2017. Employment Trends Highlights of the employment … Read more

Jackson County Development Authority and surrounding counties receives grant to study craft beverage.

Jackson County Development Authority and surrounding counties receives grant to study craft beverage. A proposed craft beer and spirit trail running through central and western West Virginia has recently been awarded an Appalachian Regional Commission grant in conjunction with Marshall University and the Robert C Byrd Institute. The $79,270 will assist in analyzing opportunities for … Read more

Jackson County News- Opportunity Zones in West Virginia

Jackson County West Virginia News– Opportunity zones in West Virginia was created as part of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017, but economic development professionals, potential investors and advisers are still learning how they might best be utilized for their communities. “The idea behind an opportunity zone is to incentivize individuals … Read more

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Do you know about Builders FirstSource? They have recently expanded to the Jackson County region. They are located at the Jackson County Maritime and Industrial Center in Millwood, WV. Builders FirstSource is driven by the desire to provide professional class building materials and services to homebuilders and remodelers across the country. They strive … Read more