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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

  • 42.5

    MEDIAN AGE

  • 237.4

    POPULATION PER SQUARE MILE

  • $41,884

    MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

  • $107K

    MEDIAN PROPERTY VALUE

  • 366.6

    LAND AREA IN SQUARE MILES

  • 19.8

    MEAN TRAVEL TIME TO WORK

    In minutes

  • 89.6%

    HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE OR HIGHER

  • 20.3%

    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:

Easy Rider (Bus System) - The Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority offers $0.75 bus rides throughout Parkersburg and Vienna. Monthly passes are also available. The MOVTA also now offers an app to track bus routes you may be interested in—Passio-Go. A parking garage is also available on site.

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

Water - Depending on your location in Wood County, your business would be served by one of the following Public Service Districts or Utility Boards:

  • Parkersburg Utility Board (PUB)
  • City of Vienna Utility Board
  • City of Williamstown Utility Board
  • Mineral Wells Public Service District
  • Lubeck Public Service District
  • Claywood Park Public Service District (Davisville Area)

Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport - The MOV Regional Airport is located 6 miles from the Central Business District and offers nonstop service to Charlotte, North Carolina through Contour Airlines. Free parking, free checked bag, and all taxes and fees are included in one low rate.

Electric - Electric service in Wood County is provided by Mon Power (First Energy).

Natural Gas - Gas service in Wood County is provided by Dominion Hope.

Telecommunications - CAS Cable, Frontier Communications, and Suddenlink. Thanks to Suddenlink Communications, the City of Parkersburg is now a 1-Gig City!

Fiber Optics - Lumos Network can take care of your fiber optic needs in the Wood County area. Please contact our office for more details.

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