JCDA Blog

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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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program Available for Self-Employed
April 24, 2020
- Under a new federal program called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), self-employed individuals and others not eligible for regular unemployment compensation can apply for temporary unemployment benefits through WorkForce West Virginia. As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the PUA provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment...

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Distillery Plans to Locate in Burr Business Park in Jefferson County
March 30, 2020
- Shenandoah Valley Holdings, LLC, has purchased a lot in the Burr Business Park in Kearneysville, W.Va., and plans to construct a distillery and conduct distillery-related activities. The Jefferson County Development Authority recently sold a 2.5-acre lot in the business park to Wylie McDade and Brain Halbert of Shenandoah Valley...

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SBA Offers Assistance for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus
March 18, 2020
- As part of the Trump Administration’s aggressive, whole-of-government efforts to combat the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and minimize economic disruption to the nation’s 30 million small businesses, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued revised criteria for states or territories seeking an economic injury declaration related to Coronavirus....

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JCDA Seeks Community-Focused Economic Development Director
January 31, 2020
- The Jefferson County Development Authority seeks a community-focused economic developer to create jobs through growth of government entities, small businesses, agribusiness, tourism, and light manufacturing.  Must be an excellent communicator with a strong knowledge base in finance, real estate,  and workforce development.   Bachelor's degree in business,...

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JCDA Hires Firm to Facilitate Strategic Planning
January 27, 2020
- The Jefferson County Development Authority (JCDA) has hired Capacity Partners to facilitate thedevelopment of a new strategic plan that will guide JCDA leaders in setting the direction of the organization and economic well-being of Jefferson County and its residents. Capacity Partners, based in Bethesda, Md., provides customized services in strategic...

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JCDA Selects Search Firm to Recruit New Executive Director
December 9, 2019
- The Jefferson County Development Authority (JCDA) has hired Next Move Group to conduct a search for its next executive director. Next Move Group is an economic development executive search firm which specializes in assisting small to mid-sized communities from coast to coast having performed searches as far east as Maine,...

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McGee Civil Construction Will Expand in Jefferson County, W.Va.
November 19, 2019
- McGee Civil Construction, LLC will be expanding its space in the Burr Business Park in Kearneysville, W.Va. The company is a civil construction contracting firm that provides services in heavy highway construction, small bridge construction, excavating and grading, erosion control, and installation of concrete storm pipes and...

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