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The JCDA is hosting our first ever agriculture photo contest! Click below to check out the contest, read the rules, and enter your photos!

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Capitalize on the Corridor

Jefferson County, West Virginia: Where business feels at home, perfectly positioned to leverage all the vital assets of the Mid-Atlantic Corridor. Swiftly access Eastern markets; recruit a large, skilled labor force; tap into the unmatched resources of the nation’s capital. All in history-rich communities nestled against the natural splendor of the West Virginia.

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Welcome from the JCDA

DENNIS JARVIS, II
As Executive Director of the Jefferson County Economic Development Authority, Dennis is a knowledgeable and passionate supporter of your operational and personal success in Jefferson County. Watch what he has to say about growth in a county that offers all the elements—workforce, infrastructure, quality of life and more—to make your business feel at home.

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Preparing the workforce of tomorrow

Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson-Learn
Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson-Learn discusses the role public education plays in preparing students for brighter futures. Hear how Jefferson County Schools educates and trains a stronger, smarter workforce for tomorrow!

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Welcome from the JCDA

DENNIS JARVIS, II
As Executive Director of the Jefferson County Economic Development Authority, Dennis is a knowledgeable and passionate supporter of your operational and personal success in Jefferson County. Watch what he has to say about growth in a county that offers all the elements—workforce, infrastructure, quality of life and more—to make your business feel at home.

learn more

Preparing the workforce of tomorrow

Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson-Learn
Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson-Learn discusses the role public education plays in preparing students for brighter futures. Hear how Jefferson County Schools educates and trains a stronger, smarter workforce for tomorrow!

learn more

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Jefferson County

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Target Sectors
 

Target Sectors

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Agriculture

Jefferson County is ripe for flourishing agricultural opportunity, with a rich agricultural heritage that stretches back three centuries and West Virginia’s second largest amount of agriculturally productive land. 

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Manufacturing

A powerful Mid Atlantic Corridor location puts a skilled labor force of 2.5 million within 50 miles and provides unbeatable proximity to Eastern markets with rapid multimodal logistics for cost-effective transit. 

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Outdoor Recreation

Located at the midpoint of the Appalachian Trail, Jefferson County also puts visitors in the midst of some of the nation’s most compelling historical attractions, including Harper’s Ferry and two magnificent rivers.

Discover the West Virginia Business Advantage

Discover the West Virginia Business Advantage

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1st

Lowest Turnover Rate, Manufacturing
BLS Industry report 2020

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4th

Lowest Rates, Workers Compensation
Oregon Consumer and Business Service, 2020

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5th

Total Energy Production
West Virginia State Energy Profile and Energy Estimates, 2020

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10th

Best Business Climate
Business Facilities 2021 State Rankings Report

1st

Lowest Turnover Rate, Manufacturing
BLS Industry report 2020

4th

Lowest Rates, Workers Compensation
Oregon Consumer and Business Service, 2020

5th

Total Energy Production
West Virginia State Energy Profile and Energy Estimates, 2020

10th

Best Business Climate
Business Facilities 2021 State Rankings Report

Compare with Jefferson County, WV

Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. money icon Your Salary Will Go 77.75% further in Jefferson County, WV
than Washington, D.C.
house icon Housing Costs 69.20% less in Jefferson County, WV light bulb icon Utilities Cost 17.02% less in Jefferson County, WV medical icon Healthcare Costs 2.16% more in Jefferson County, WV Learn More
Richmond, VA Richmond, VA money icon Your Salary Will Go 7.98% further in Jefferson County, WV
than Richmond, VA
house icon Housing Costs 15.69% less in Jefferson County, WV light bulb icon Utilities Cost 10.58% less in Jefferson County, WV medical icon Healthcare Costs 13.55% less in Jefferson County, WV Learn More
Baltimore, MD Baltimore, MD money icon Your Salary Will Go 19.78% further in Jefferson County, WV
than Baltimore, MD
house icon Housing Costs 12.37% less in Jefferson County, WV light bulb icon Utilities Cost 13.86% less in Jefferson County, WV medical icon Healthcare Costs 14.56% more in Jefferson County, WV Learn More
Charlotte, NC Charlotte, NC money icon Your Salary Will Go 6.50% further in Jefferson County, WV
than Charlotte, NC
house icon Housing Costs 11.30% less in Jefferson County, WV light bulb icon Utilities Cost 2.76% less in Jefferson County, WV medical icon Healthcare Costs 12.27% less in Jefferson County, WV Learn More

Featured Site Opportunity

Burr Industrial Park
Come flourish alongside the 50+ manufacturing and commercial operations and governmental agencies like the U.S. Coast Guard Operations Systems Center already thriving in the Burr Industrial Park. Customize your parcel from 1 to 5 acres, prosper with the powerful performance of Jefferson workforce, and hit ROI faster thanks to great West Virginia incentives.

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Featured Site Opportunity

Burr Industrial Park
Come flourish alongside the 50+ manufacturing and commercial operations and governmental agencies like the U.S. Coast Guard Operations Systems Center already thriving in the Burr Industrial Park. Customize your parcel from 1 to 5 acres, prosper with the powerful performance of Jefferson workforce, and hit ROI faster thanks to great West Virginia incentives.

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Featured Success Story

Greg Mason
As the Senior Vice President of Production and Operations for Automated Merchandising Systems, Greg Mason is proud of the 35 year legacy AMS has in Jefferson County. Fueled by a ready and available workforce, AMS has strong ties to the community and to Jefferson County. Click "learn more" to see how the JCDA can help make your business feel at home!

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Featured Success Story

Greg Mason
As the Senior Vice President of Production and Operations for Automated Merchandising Systems, Greg Mason is proud of the 35 year legacy AMS has in Jefferson County. Fueled by a ready and available workforce, AMS has strong ties to the community and to Jefferson County. Click "learn more" to see how the JCDA can help make your business feel at home!

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