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OUTDOOR RECREATION

Looking for an outdoor adventure? Check out any number of our awesome attractions nearby. Including North Bend State Park, Golf Club of West Virginia, Marietta Adventure Company, Mountwood ATV Adventures, Mountwood Park, North Bend climbing guides, North Bend Rails to Trails State Park, Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Oxbow Golf Course, Wayne National Forest, and Woodridge Golf Club.

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EVENTS & MORE

There are many historical sites and art festivals. The Annual Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival is held in June, and is an international festival featuring traditional dance and music and an international marketplace. The Parkersburg Homecoming Festival is held in August and features a parade, fireworks, half-marathon, competitions and entertainment. The Taste of Parkersburg is an event held around Memorial Day each year since 2006 which features food and drinks from local vendors. The Downtown Throwdown is BBQ and beer festival held in September which is co-hosted by Downtown PKB and the Parkersburg Area Jaycees and was started in 2014. Learn more about local events at downtownpkb.com or greaterparkersburg.com.

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DINING

The area offers a wide variety of tastes and atmospheres. Brunello Restaurant & Bar at The Blennerhassett Hotel, Cham's, North End Tavern & Brewery, DaVinci's Restaurant, Fusion Japanese Steakhouse, Mango Latin Bistro, The Coffee Bar, Parkersburg Brewing Company, Colombo's Italian Restaurant and so much more.

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WHERE TO STAY

From a beautifully restored historic hotel to national chains to cozy bed and breakfasts, the Greater Parkersburg area offers a large variety of lodging options with a range of services and rates to meet your needs.

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PARTNERS WE ARE PROUD OF

We take great pride in our business partners and investors. These are just a few of the great businesses that we get to work alongside.

OUR MEMBERS ARE TALKING

We are honored to be hearing some of the great feedback from our business partners. They are the fuel to our economic fire.

The Wood County Development’s Office relationship with Hino can be aptly described as strong business partner. Lindsey and her team take a collaborative approach to build a solid understanding of our business requirements which has contributed to our growth in West Virginia. Their timely response to many requests has supported creative solutions which has supported our aggressive expansion schedule. We look forward to continuing this partnership as we explore future opportunities."

Steve Stalnaker(Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. Sr. Vice President & Plant Manager )

As a CPA, I have worked with my clients to grow their businesses. I had no idea how to grow a business community. Lindsey and Kate know how to grow a business community! They have taught us that it’s not just data, or information, or the new big business. It is a package of support for business growth and new business development where they serve as the quarterback, handing off the opportunities available from the many resources in the area, whether that be state, county or city resources, financing options, or the business insights and expertise that is needed to solve critical development issues. Anyone wanting to start, grow or transfer a business to Wood County will find Lindsey, Kate and Wood County Development indispensable in achieving their goals."

Edward McDonough(Managing Shareholder of MEPB)

  • The Wood County Development’s Office relationship with Hino can be aptly described as strong business partner. Lindsey and her team take a collaborative approach to build a solid understanding of our business requirements which has contributed to our growth in West Virginia. Their timely response to many requests has supported creative solutions which has supported our aggressive expansion schedule. We look forward to continuing this partnership as we explore future opportunities."

    Steve Stalnaker(Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. Sr. Vice President & Plant Manager )

  • As a CPA, I have worked with my clients to grow their businesses. I had no idea how to grow a business community. Lindsey and Kate know how to grow a business community! They have taught us that it’s not just data, or information, or the new big business. It is a package of support for business growth and new business development where they serve as the quarterback, handing off the opportunities available from the many resources in the area, whether that be state, county or city resources, financing options, or the business insights and expertise that is needed to solve critical development issues. Anyone wanting to start, grow or transfer a business to Wood County will find Lindsey, Kate and Wood County Development indispensable in achieving their goals."

    Edward McDonough(Managing Shareholder of MEPB)

  • Wincore greatly appreciates the help that Lindsey Piersol and the Wood County Development Authority, through its PILOT program, provided in financing a new production line, allowing us to add additional capacity while boosting local employment.”

    Brian Standley(COO, Wincore Windows and Doors)

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