Putnam County Development Authority
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PCDA: Helping businesses thrive.

Free online and live workshops through September 2019


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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.


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PCDA & Area News

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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April 12, 2019 – The advantages of Advantage Valley
Imagine a 50-plus mile stretch of real estate that has two commercial airports, two major railroads, four navigable rivers, six major highway systems and a state-of-the-art road-to-rail cargo transfer station…
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April 9, 2019 – ARC Accepting Applications for New Leadership Training Program
The Appalachian Regional Commission Monday began accepting applications for a new leadership and economic training program…
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April 1, 2019 – WV Small Business Development Center offers free online and live workshops through September 2019
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March 28, 2019 – The oil and gas industry future is bright in WV
Oil and natural gas industry advocates are hopeful as the field continues to grow throughout West Virginia.
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March 22, 2019 – W.Va. small businesses economic impact recognized on #SBDCDay
The West Virginia Small Business Development Center joined the national recognition of #SBDCDay, Wednesday, March 20, during a proclamation ceremony at the Capitol.
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March 18, 2019 – West Virginia export growth exceeds national average
Whether it’s coal, aerospace parts or other products, the Mountain State is experiencing an increase in exports to other states and around the world…
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March 14, 2019 – Toyota to hire 123 more workers in Putnam County, invest more than $100 million
At a news conference Thursday at the plant, the company said it would double its production of hybrid transaxles. It’s the plant’s eighth project in five years.
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March 12, 2019 – WV’s automotive industry on display during expo in Hurricane
The extent of the Mountain State’s vehicle manufacturing sector and how local businesses can get in on the action was on full display at the first West Virginia Auto Supply Chain Expo held in Putnam County.
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March 11, 2019 – Martin named director of West Virginia Small Business Development Center
A state director has been named for the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, a network of business coaches throughout the state to assist small businesses at all stages of development.
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March 8, 2019 – Hurricane hosts WV auto expo for local suppliers
Many of the region’s small businesses got the opportunity to hook up with the big-league players in the state’s automotive industry…
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March 5, 2019 – AEP building a facility in Hurricane with 130 jobs
More than 130 jobs are heading to Hurricane after American Electric Power builds a transmission service center by the Hurricane exit of Interstate 64. Site preparation continues on the property…
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March 5, 2019 – Facebook to invest in broadband infrastructure in West Virginia
Social media giant Facebook said Monday it’s footing the bill for 275 miles of fiber optic cable running through West Virginia.
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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