JCDA Blog

JCDA Completes Four-Year Strategic Plan
November 18, 2020
- The Jefferson County Development Authority (JCDA) has completed a four-year strategic plan that will guide JCDA leaders in creating a sustainable organization and economic development program for Jefferson County. For the past 10 months, JCDA board members and staff have been reviewing the organization’s strengths and weaknesses, assessing the countyâ€...

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West Virginia Opportunity Zones Can Benefit New Businesses
October 26, 2020
- Opportunity Zone incentives can be a vital step forward for community revitalization. Created as part of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Opportunity Zones are designed to promote economic development, support recovery, and improve the outcomes in distressed communities. Investors can receive tax incentives for investing in rural...

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Three Jefferson County Businesses Honored with Export Award
August 28, 2020
- Three Jefferson County businesses were among the 30 West Virginia companies that were recognized by state officials for exporting a good or service to a new country last year during a virtual ceremony on Aug. 26.During the event, each business received the Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry Award, which...

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Jefferson County Residents and Businesses Urged to Do Broadband Survey
August 26, 2020
- Jefferson County residents and business owners are encouraged to help improve Internet service in the county by participating in a broadband survey. The Jefferson County Commission received a $75,000 grant to conduct a broadband feasibility and planning study. As part of the study, a broadband survey is now underway. The goal...

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West Virginia CARES Act Small Business Grant Program
July 13, 2020
- West Virginia's small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for up to $5,000 in grant funding through the West Virginia CARES Act Small Business Grant Program. Through Governor Justice's WV CARES Act Small Business Grant Program, $150 million will be available for WV-based small businesses. This assistance...

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SBA Creates User-Friendly Paycheck Protection Program Application
June 29, 2020
- As part of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration has created a revised, user-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application, requiring fewer calculations and less documentation. Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Allows loan forgiveness beyond the current eight-week covered period to 24...

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JCDA Seeks Community Input on Economic Development Issues
June 17, 2020
- The Jefferson County Development Authority is seeking community input as it develops a new strategic plan to guide the organization’s economic development efforts over the next five years. As part of its strategic planning process, the Jefferson County Development Authority (JCDA) is inviting all business leaders, government and...

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Jefferson County Development Authority Selects New Executive Director
June 4, 2020
- The Jefferson County Development Authority announces that Dennis Jarvis II will be its new executive director, effective July 6. Jarvis will lead the organization as it develops a new strategic plan for its future direction and focus on economic development efforts in Jefferson County. The Jefferson County Commission approved the employment...

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Specialty Crops Producers Eligible for COVID-19 Assistance
May 26, 2020
- As part of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program (CFAP), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide up to $2.1 billion in direct payments to specialty crops producers. The payments are one of several measures the USDA is taking to support America's specialty crops industry which has been greatly impacted...

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Agricultural Businesses Affected by COVID-19 Eligible for Loan Program
May 5, 2020
- The latest round of funding authorized by Congress through the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act provides funding for agricultural businesses affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Agricultural businesses are now eligible for the U.S. Small Business Administration's Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs....

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