Putnam County Development Authority
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Putnam County is located on the industrial corridor of I-64 between West Virginia’s two largest cities – Huntington, and the capital city of Charleston. There are a wide variety of industries represented in the region, including automotive, advanced manufacturing, metals, research and development, chemical manufacturing, logistics, and, construction. The strong manufacturing base in Putnam County benefits from a workshed population of 675,054, cost of living 10% lower than the U.S. average, among the lowest industrial energy rates in the United States.

Assistance is available for prospective and existing businesses as well as site selection professionals. The Putnam County Development Authority (PCDA) offers free, comprehensive services to assist you in making the best decision on where to locate or expand your business. If you would like to schedule a visit with our local and state existing business representatives, call or email our offices today.

PCDA & Area News

June 18, 2019 – Tasty Blend Foods Invests $3M In West Virginia Expansion
Construction began October 2018, and the facility is expected to be fully operational by July 2019…
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June 7, 2019 – WV Forward posts portal to help job seekers find West Virginia employment more easily
“This landing page not only helps job seekers search for employment opportunities more easily, but it also helps attract and retain talent, increase workforce participation and spur job growth,”…
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June 5, 2019 – W.Va. students outperform financial markets, receive awards for investing smarts
West Virginia students are learning first-hand about the value of long term investing thanks to the SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game™…
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May 29, 2019 – Advantage Valley, RCBI to host expo
Advantage Valley and the Robert C. Byrd Institute will host a trade show designed to link small businesses that are interested in doing business with major companies in the chemical and polymer sector.
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May 28, 2019 – Lawmakers pass cannabis vertical integration bill
During the special session on Monday, lawmakers passed a medical marijuana vertical integration bill.
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May 23, 2019 – Women in Manufacturing® Association Announces 2019 Board of Directors
WiM is the only national association specifically dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing sector.
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May 16, 2019 – How an “Arts and Culture Economy” Rebuilt a Former Coal Town
Thomas, West Virginia, like a lot of municipalities in the Mountain State, owes its initial development to coal. Today, however, the downtown of the small eastern West Virginia town has redeveloped…
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May 14, 2019 – Bright Futures autism clinic named WV woman-owned business of the year
…she now runs Bright Futures Learning Services, a clinic that uses the same ABA therapy. The clinic was named the 2019 West Virginia Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year…
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May 8, 2019 – Secretary of State offering new business survey for Small Business Week
More than 117,000 for-profit, nonprofit and charitable entities are formally registered to do business in West Virginia, and more than 90 percent of them are considered small businesses…
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May 6, 2019 – Business and education leaders come together to make sure W.Va. students are ‘ready’
During a press conference that morning, she made two announcements stemming from the collaboration between her organization and Leadership West Virginia…
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May 1, 2019 – Experts hail West Virginia’s potential for renewable energy at 4th Solar Congress
Experts in the solar industry hope that soon West Virginia will take advantage of the thousands of acres of flat land…
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April 30, 2019 – Regional Spotlight: U.S. Southeast
West Virginia is making economic headway, and its near-term prospects appear bright…
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April 23, 2019 – Why West Virginia?: Energy, manufacturing, technology experts highlight Mountain State’s advantages
Between potential for growth in the energy and manufacturing sectors, coupled with technology and federal government operations, there are plenty of sound investment opportunities in the Appalachian region…
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April 18, 2019 – Marshall Adding Business Incubator to Help Startups
… university announced on Tuesday the creation of the Brad D. Smith Business Incubator, which aims to offer mentorship and support for early stage startup businesses.
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Physical Address:
971 State Route 34
Hurricane, WV 25526

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 167
Scott Depot, WV 25560

(304) 757-0318

(304) 757-7448