Category Archives: News

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


JUST IN!!!!!! The Jackson County Development Authority has been notified that TransCanada’s Mountaineer XPress gas project cleared for partial service! TransCanada’s Columbia Gas Transmission is approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to place into service 119 miles of the Mountaineer Xpress natural gas pipeline project in West Virginia. The signoff appears to allow transmission … Read more

Jackson County Traffic Counts

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED?? Jackson County West Virginia Traffic Counts The Jackson County Development Authority uses traffic count information for marketing and recruitment. Have you ever wondered what traffic counts in the area are? I-77 before the Ripley, WV Exit                               … Read more


HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED?? Statistical Information Provided by the US Census for JACKSON COUNTY • Population estimates 28,976 -Under 5 years of age 1,681 -Under 18 years of age 6,259 -People over 65 years of age 5,737 -Female population 14,604 -Male population 14,372 • Jackson County Veterans (2013-2017) 2,340 • Housing Units in Jackson County … Read more

Ripley High School Recognized

Ripley High School Recognized 1/15/2019 Ripley High School Awarded Top Tier Ranking by a National Publication US News, a leading news and research publication has recently ranked Ripley High School among the Top Schools in West Virginia and the nation. Based upon the ranking, Ripley High School students have demonstrated proficiently in high school and … Read more

Small Business Development Center

Economic Development Partner Organization Small Business Development Center The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is a state-wide resource partner which offers specialized assistance to small business, entrepreneurs and start-ups around the state. A division of the West Virginia Development Office, SBDC is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Small Business Administration, and is an … Read more