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Ideal Climate for Successful Business

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Thousand People in Wood County
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% Labor Participation
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% Unemployment Rate
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Thousand Regional Labor Shed

LABOR FORCE

With a multi-county labor shed, we have the dedicated employees you’re looking for. Our labor shed includes: Wood County, Pleasants County, Ritchie County, Wirt County & Jackson County (WV) and Washington, Athens and Meigs County in Ohio.

LABOR FORCE STATS

Here are some additional labor force statistics:

  • 80,961

    LABOR FORCE

  • $42,471

    MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

    (2014)

  • 19.8

    MEAN TRAVEL TIME TO WORK

    In minutes

  • 89%

    HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE OR HIGHER

  • 18.7%

    BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR HIGHER

TOP 5 SPECIALIZED INDUSTRIES BY EMPLOYMENT

(2015)

  • 23%

    TRADE, TRANSPORT & UTILITIES

  • 13.1%

    LEISURE & HOSPITALITY

  • 6.8%

    MANUFACTURING

  • 5%

    FINANCIAL

  • 2.2%

    INFORMATION

INFRASTRUCTURE

Wood County provides superb infrastructure for your business. Available infrastructure includes transportation for your trucks and employees, our own bus system, rail, water and a regional airport. To learn more about our infrastructure, choose a link below:

Rail - Our County is served by a major CSX rail line. Click here for a full-size map.

Easy Rider (Bus System) - The Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority offers $0.75 bus rides throughout Parkersburg and Vienna. Monthly passes are also available.

Water

Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport - The MOV Regional Airport offers nonstop service to Charlotte, North Carolina starting at $44 (one-way). Free parking, free checked bag and all taxes and fees included.

Electric - Mon Power (First Energy)

Telecommunications - CAS Cable, Frontier Communications, and Suddenlink. Thanks to Suddenlink Communications, the City of Parkersburg is now a 1-Gig City! Interested in learning more about this program and our bandwidth capabilities? Click here.

Natural Gas - Dominion Hope

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