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JACKSON COUNTY CONTINUES TO GROW!!! In October 2018 Jackson County saw business growth of 13.99%, surpassing the state-wide average of 10.65% according to the West Virginia Secretary of States office. Good things are happening in Jackson County.    

Jackson County is AEROReady

November 2018:Four U.S. senators, including West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito, are urging President Donald Trump to designate parts of Appalachia as an aerospace corridor. The Appalachian Sky initiative, backed by American Electric Power and its regional partners, is aimed at attracting aerospace and aviation companies — as well as related partners — to central Appalachian. … Read more

Jobs created in 2018

Jackson County continues to grow! The unemployment rate in Jackson County is now 4.9%, the lowest rate in 11 years. 640 jobs have been created from August 2017 to August 2018 in Jackson County. (This number includes area workers only and doesn’t include the pipeline workers) Jackson County has led the state three years in … Read more

First phase of Century remediation complete

The Parkersburg News & Sentinel RAVENSWOOD — Redevelopment company Applied Partners Inc. completed the first phase of its renovation of the former Century Aluminum property in Jackson County Thursday. The first phase consisted of removing hazardous materials from inside the plant, said Mark Cenit, president of New Jersey-based Applied Partners. The next phase is dismantling … Read more

Carbonyx, Inc., Plans Carbon Alloy Production Plant In Millwood, West Virginia

Carbonyx, Inc., Plans Carbon Alloy Production Plant In Millwood, West Virginia – Area Development Carbonyx, Inc., a Texas-based company, will invest tens-of-millions of dollars in a Carbon Alloy manufacturing facility in Millwood, West Virginia, creating at least 60 jobs in Jackson County.The new plant will use state-of-the-art technology to produce a key ingredient for steelmaking. … Read more