JCDA Blog

Roxul Rebrands to Rockwool
September 7, 2017
- ROXUL Inc., the North American division of the ROCKWOOL Group, the world's largest stone wool manufacturer, announces it will commence a full rebrand to ROCKWOOL. The ROCKWOOL brand has been marketed proudly and internationally for 80 years and now will be adopted in North America.* The rebrand takes...

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JCDA Supports Expansion of Natural Gas Distribution
August 3, 2017
- Natural Gas Distribution Line - Build It Now On behalf of the Jefferson County Development Authority (JCDA) and numerous stakeholders in the business community, we support the current effort by Mountaineer Gas to expand the natural gas distribution system here in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. We...

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ROXUL Will Build Manufacturing Plant in Jefferson County
July 6, 2017
- Governor Jim Justice announced today that ROXUL will build a $150 million manufacturing plant in the City of Ranson, Jefferson County. Upon completion, the plant is expected to create up to 150 jobs with positions ranging from management level to the production line. ROXUL, Inc. is part of the ROCKWOOL Group,...

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2016 JCDA Annual Report Available
April 28, 2017
- Overall, 2016 was a good year for the Jefferson County Development Authority (JCDA). Several new businesses located in the Burr Business Park this past year, and other existing companies completed expansions or renovations. Throughout the year, we continued to advocate for infrastructure improvements and policy developments that support business...

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Local Entrepreneur Tells Success Story
April 27, 2017
- Starting your own business may seem intimidating, but hearing how others have done just that may encourage you to become an entrepreneur. You can learn how one local business owner got started at the upcoming Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum (EPEF) on Thurs., May 4, at The Purple Iris....

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Legal Issues to Consider When Starting Your Business
January 24, 2017
- When it comes to starting a business, you will want to think about several legal issues before you begin operations. You can learn about some of these legal matters at the upcoming Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum(EPEF) on Thurs., Feb. 2, at the Inn at Charles Town....

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WV Businesses Should Increase Exports Says U.S. Export Assistance Center
November 29, 2016
- The majority of U.S. exporters are small businesses, and those small businesses that export tend to grow faster, pay higher wages, and hire more quickly, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Diego Gattesco, a senior international trade specialist and director for the U...

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Public Service Commission of WV Approves Mountaineer Gas Local Expansion
November 21, 2016
- The Eastern Panhandle will see natural gas service expanded to unserved and underserved areas as a result of the Mountaineer Gas Infrastructure Replacement and Expansion Plan (IREP) recently approved by the Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia. The IREP provides for projects to replace, upgrade, and expand natural...

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Jefferson County Legislative Update
August 18, 2016
- The Chamber of Commerce hosted its Legislative Forum in mid-July to update local business leaders and residents on new legislation that will have an impact on the future of business in Jefferson County. The pieces that passed include a new ridesharing law, the Brunch Bill, and a right-to-work law. Hereā€...

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Kent Cartridge Expands Facility in Jefferson County
August 12, 2016
- Kent Cartridge, a leading manufacturer of shotshell ammunition for hunting, sport shooting, and training rounds, has expanded its facility in Kearneysville, and company officials gave local elected officials, economic development leaders, and members of the Jefferson County business community a tour as part of the ribbon cutting ceremony on August 10....

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