Jefferson County, West Virginia (PRWEB) April 29, 2015
The JCDA 2014 Annual Report is available online. 2014 was a good year and we are pleased to share our successes and accomplishments. Within its pages you will read about a variety of economic development projects, including the highlights below:
During the year, four new buildings were constructed in the Burr Business Park which is owned and operated by the JCDA. These projects total about 64,000 square feet, including 58,000 square feet of Class A Office space and about 8,000 square feet of warehouse/manufacturing space. The buildings will house approximately 350 employees. In addition to this new construction, the JCDA also facilitated the sale and re-development of two buildings totaling 110,000 square feet.
Working with the Small Business Development Center, we hired a new business coach to work directly with small businesses and entrepreneurs. We are partnering with the West Virginia Development Office (WVDO) to enhance our business retention program. Both initiatives mechanisms for small business growth in the County.
Established in 1979, the JCDA was chartered to “provide an increased and diverse tax base for Jefferson County, and to provide new employment opportunities for our citizens through the attraction of new businesses, and through the retention and expansion of existing businesses.” JCDA staff are available on a confidential, no-cost basis to encourage and promote business development in Jefferson County.
With a strategic location just 60 miles from Washington, D.C. and ready access to major transportation routes, Jefferson County is ideally situated for business and industry. Jefferson County is a major economic driver in a state that boasts the nation’s fourth lowest cost of doing business, low utility rates, and a highly skilled and loyal workforce.
For more information about doing business in Jefferson County, West Virginia, or to request a print copy of the Annual Report, contact:
John Reisenweber, JCDA Executive Director