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The Robert C. Byrd Institute has launched the West Virginia Business to Business Marketplace, a comprehensive, interactive website designed to connect manufacturers to opportunities and one another.

For more details on this free service call:  304-757-0318

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

July 18, 2017 – McMahon to make second stop in West Virginia
McMahon will make her second stop in West Virginia Tuesday when she visits the SBA’s office in Clarksburg. She will then travel to a South Charleston business and participate in a small business roundtable.
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July 16, 2018 – Polymer Alliance Zone adds Cabell and Wayne counties
Plastics are all around us. The versatility of plastics allows them to be used in everything from the car you drive to work to the television you watch at home, from soft drink bottles to the refrigerators they are stored in.
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July 8, 2018 – Morgantown set to host statewide small business conferenceA conference organized by former West Virginia University wide receiver Zach Abraham aims to be a one-stop shop for the state’s small business community.
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July 5, 2018 – Entrepreneurialism now on curriculum at WV CTCs
The West Virginia Community and Technical College System is stepping up to provide a much-needed educational program in West Virginia: entrepreneurialism. The CTC system announced last week it will be the first college system in the nation to wholly commit to cultivating entrepreneurial culture…
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June 27, 2018 – Small Business Development Center providing help for state business owners
There’s no such thing as small business in West Virginia, according to state officials. Every job counts and so does every employer.
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June 22, 2018 – M&T Bank Announces New, Improved Services for Small Businesses
M&T Bank announced today a series of new and upcoming services for its small business customers, including a new online business loan application, new business credit cards and a new business cash management platform.
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June 19, 2018 – WV manufacturers report more than 1,000 job openings
An ongoing survey conducted by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) finds that West Virginia manufacturers are in the process of hiring more than 1,000 positions, the majority of which are new jobs.
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June 18, 2018 – WVU contributing to development of space economy
The long-term goals of NASA and the role that West Virginia University has to play in reaching those goals were on display at the I-79 Technology Park on Wednesday.
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June 13, 2018 – Jason Huffman, Garrett Ballengee: The WV comeback has started (Daily Mail)
West Virginia saw a healthy 2.6 percent GDP growth. Our unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in a decade and West Virginia led the nation in construction job growth in 2017.
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June 11, 2018 – Microsoft targets WV for expansion of broadband service
West Virginia is among the states Microsoft is targeting for a rural broadband expansion initiative the company debuted last year.
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June 8, 2018 – RCBI forms machinist technology partnership with Pierpont, Marshall
To help provide the state with a larger, more prepared and better educated workforce, the Robert C. Byrd Institute, Marshall University and Pierpont Community & Technical College have joined forces to offer a machinist technology program.
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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