167 Seneca Drive, Ripley, WV 25271(304) 372-1151

COVID-19 Business Relief Resources!!!

COVID-19 Business Relief Resources!!! In order to aid businesses and communities dealing with the impact of COVID-19, the West Virginia Department of Commerce has developed a directory of human and financial resources. Please continue to receive public health information from the Department of Health and Human Resources and Governor Jim Justice’s official website. Below you … Read more


ATTENTION BUSINESSES!!! *****TAX INFORMATION******* We’ve had a lot of people reach out to us in the last few weeks about how the COVID-19 virus is impacting taxes in West Virginia. These are uncertain times and we understand your concerns. Below, you will find some helpful information we hope will provide the answers you’re looking for. … Read more

SBA’s Paycheck Program Lender List

If you are interested in applying to SBA’s Paycheck Program which is a forgivable loan…you should contact a SBA lender right now. As soon as the program is ready, you will need to work through one of these banks. https://www.sba.gov/…/artic…/WV_Lenders_List_-March_2016.pdf


HAVE YOU COMPLETED YOUR 2020 CENSUS RESPONSE? Congratulations Jackson County we are ahead of state average at 29.9% vs state average of 23.4%. https://2020census.gov/… Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new … Read more

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs)

ATTENTION!! Jackson County small businesses!! The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act 2020 (H.R. 6074) expanded the Small Business Act’s definition of a disaster to include Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, the SBA will be able to provide Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) under a Governor’s Certification Disaster Declaration. In order for SBA to … Read more

WV Unemployment Benefits

A message from WorkForce WV: Governor Jim Justice issued an executive order on Thursday, March 19, directing WorkForce West Virginia and the West Virginia Department of Commerce to provide unemployment benefits to those affected by COVID-19 and administer them to the maximum extent permitted by federal law. This executive order allows us to: • Waive … Read more

Attention existing and new Jackson County Businesses !!!!

Attention existing and new Jackson County Businesses !!!! The Jackson County Development Authority now has access to small business low interest loan funds through its partner the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council. Loan funds are available from $5,000 to $250,000. For more information, please contact us at 304-372-1151.

New Business News!!!

Based upon a recent report from West Virginia’s Secretary of State, Ripley had 46 New Corporations and LLC’s established in 2019. Ravenswood had a record breaking 27 new Corporations and LLC’s. We welcome these exciting new businesses and look forward to working with you in your continued success.


Director of the Jackson County Development Authority, Mark Whitley, Dr. Chris Gilmer, President of West Virginia University-Parkersburg, Dr. Steven Smith, Vice President of West Virginia University-Parkersburg and Rev. Chris Skeens, Jackson County Development Authority Board member recently met to discuss WVU-P and exciting future plans for Jackson County and the region.