JCDA Blog

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. Hereâ€...

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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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How To Do Business In Small Towns in WV To Reach Big Cities
July 18, 2016
- The high cost of living and working in cities like Baltimore and Washington, D.C., can be a deterrent to many business owners. For others, the security risks of basing operations in a city like DC can be cause for concern. But a company doesn’t have to make its...

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Dura-Trac Flooring Opens New Facility in Jefferson County
July 1, 2016
- Dura-Trac Flooring, a leading provider of temporary flooring designed for special events, has opened a new facility in the Burr Business Park in Kearneysville. The new building provides space for the company’s sales and warehousing operations as well as ancillary manufacturing needs.  Local elected officials, economic development officials,...

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Schonstedt Continues Humanitarian Demining Efforts
June 15, 2016
- Schonstedt Instrument Company, a small manufacturing company located in Jefferson County, West Virginia, remains committed to making the world a safer place through the donation and deployment of its instruments, which are used to find landmines and explosive remnants of war. Recently, representatives of Schonstedt attended a presentation at the...

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Kent Cartridge Is Expanding in Jefferson County
April 7, 2016
- Kent Cartridge, a leading manufacturer of shotshell ammunition for hunting, sport shooting, and training rounds, is expanding its facility in Kearneysville. The addition will increase the size of the company’s warehousing space to accommodate storage needs. Construction is underway on a 20,000-square-foot addition to the existing manufacturing/warehousing building....

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