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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

January 16, 2018 – Putnam County officials looking to upgrade internet speeds
Technology and county officials met Tuesday in Putnam County to discuss the possibility of adding high speed internet. There are more questions than answers right now, but they are hoping to expand the economy and create growth within the next five to 10 years through internet.
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January 15, 2018 – Smith named director of aerospace program
The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) has named Ashland, Ky., resident James Smith as Director of RCBI Aero, the Institute’s aerospace manufacturing center in Huntington.
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January 11, 2018 – West Virginia Puts Emphasis on Technology, Innovation
People gathered for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day at the West Virginia State Capitol, as a 3-D printer buzzed and showed off the high-tech sector growing in the Mountain State.
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December 10, 2018 – Department of Energy report supports Appalachian ethane storage hub.
The U.S. Department of Energy has outlined the potential benefits of an Appalachian ethane storage hub in a new report to Congress.
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December 3, 2018 – Oil, natural gas severance tax revenue up in West Virginia.
Natural gas is having an impact on the state budget and in local economies throughout West Virginia, a trade association said. The oil and natural gas industry paid more than $138 million in severance taxes in fiscal year 2018…
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December 3, 2018 – West Virginia is home to more than 130 businesses representing 27 countries from around the world
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November 15, 2018 – Expert says W.Va. sees its strongest growth in 10 years
West Virginia’s economic rebound is on its way, says one economic expert. West Virginia posted its strongest growth numbers in nearly a decade in 2017…
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November 13, 2018 – Former Cisco CEO and Chairman to help WVU support start-ups and entrepreneurship; business school renamed John Chambers College of Business and Economics
In a unique agreement that will provide West Virginia UUniversity significant financial and intellectual resources, Silicon Valley visionary John Chambers today announced a gift of time, talent and treasure to support…
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November 9, 2018 – Expanding petrochemical manufacturing from new hub
Cell phones. Tires. Medical equipment. Food packaging. Clothes. Fertilizer. Detergents. Plastics. Can any of us live without these items?
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October 25, 2018 – Dual-brand hotel coming to Teays Valley
Construction is set to begin soon on a prototype structure that joins two hotel brands under one roof. The Sleep Inn and Mainstay Suites hotel will be located near Home Depot in Teays Valley.
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October 23, 2018 – Small business loans up in WV
According to a recent release by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), West Virginia saw a nearly 11 percent increase in the number of 7(a) loans made in the fiscal year 2018.
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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

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