Big News for Jackson County!!!!
JACKSON COUNTY LEADS THE UNITED STATES !!!
The US Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis recent Gross Domestic Product Data has just been released for 2018 and Jackson County West Virginia led the nation among small counties which reflects all US Counties with less than 100,000 people with an 86.5 percent increase over previous years especially on contracting related activities.
Mark Whitley of the Jackson County Development Authority said this is partly due to the Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline Project but it also takes into consideration the increase in productivity of Constellium, Armstrong World Products, KS of West Virginia, Star / SDR Plastics, Valtronics and Niche Polymer’s domestic and international sales.
Small business development continues to be the backbone of our economy according to Whitley. “We work hard with our partners in economic development including the West Virginia Development Office, West Virginia Economic Development Authority and the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council to develop and assist small business” said Whitley.
Based upon recent information from the West Virginia Secretary of States office, Jackson County has had additional corporate business startup’s of over 10% in 2019 over 2018. Whitley said he was looking forward to the US Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis’s 2019 Domestic Product Data. I believe it will reflect that we are in store for an exciting time for Jackson County and the Mid-Ohio Valley region said Whitley.