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.


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PCDA & Area News

October 18, 2018 – ARC funding to aid economic, workforce development efforts
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded West Virginia more than $7.7 million in funding.
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October 15, 2018 – Getting to Work, New head of the West Virginia Development Office hopes to bring, inspire state’s economy
Michael Graney admits the timing of taking over as the executive director of the West Virginia Development Office might be fortunate for both him and the state…
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October 9, 2018 – Economic start-up engine coming to WVU
West Virginia University has taken another step forward in beefing up its entrepreneurship ecosystem with the Board of Governors having approved the creation of the College of Business and Economics Startup Engine.
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October 5, 2018 – WVNCC helps boost youth interest in manufacturing careers
On Wednesday, West Virginia Northern Community College hosted the first of eight “Explore the New Manufacturing” education academies. The purpose of the event is to help boost youth interest in manufacturing careers.
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October 1, 2018 – ‘Path of growth’ to be unveiled at Economic Outlook event in Charleston
Business leaders throughout the Mountain State will get a sneak peek at what the next four years may bring during the West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference, scheduled for Wednesday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston.
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September 28, 2018 – West Virginia scores well in Tax Foundation report
The Tax Foundation has released its annual State Business Tax Climate Index and, once again, West Virginia does pretty well…
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September 27, 2018 – Business group works to pinpoint region’s opportunities
Advantage Valley’s mission is to foster and facilitate regional growth and advancement opportunities for businesses, communities and residents in the Charleston-Huntington Metropolitan Statistical Area…
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September 20, 2018 – Local groups named finalist in economic opportunity challenge
National leaders are starting to take notice of the work rising up from the grassroots in southern West Virginia…
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August 28, 2018 – Putnam Planning Commission recommends controversial amendment
The Putnam County Planning Commission voted to recommend zoning changes in Teays Valley…
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August 22, 2018 – W.Va. Division of Highways vendor fair set
The Robert C. Byrd Institute’s (RCBI) Appalachian Hatchery, in partnership with Advantage Valley, is hosting a West Virginia Division of Highways Vendor Fair designed to link statewide small businesses to the Department of Transportation’s procurement process.
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August 21, 2018 – Benedum Foundation names its first woman president
Jennifer Giovannitti, a Pennsylvania native who has worked extensively in West Virginia, will succeed William P. “Pat” Getty in mid-October.
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August 15, 2018 – Building for the future: West Virginia leads the nation in construction employment
Thanks to increased construction activity related to the oil and gas industry, coal industry and projects stemming from Gov. Jim Justice’s “Roads to Prosperity” campaign — West Virginia leads the nation in construction employment, Clowser said.
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August 13, 2018 – Minority-owned, start-up businesses can get expert help
The U.S. Small Business Administration reports West Virginia is home to more than 114,000 small businesses. That’s nearly half (49.6 percent) of the state’s private workforce.
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August 8, 2018 – Abundant W.Va. land holds promise for agricultural prosperity
West Virginia’s abundant land holds promise for agricultural prosperity for the state and its people, according to Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt. To ensure this valuable industry thrives for years to come, agribusiness owners, retailers and other stakeholders are being asked to give their input.
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August 1, 2018 – WV small business HUBZone certifications on upswing
The number of West Virginia small businesses achieving federal “HUBZone” certification has increased significantly over the past several months
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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