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WOOD COUNTY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

The Wood County Development Authority is a public entity that was created by the Wood County Commissioner’s in order to promote development within Wood County. Our key purpose is to encourage and assist through loans, investments or other business transactions in the locating of new businesses and to promote the expansion of existing businesses. We maintain the economic stability of the county and provide maximum opportunities for employment in the county. We work in conjunction with federal state and local entities to promote and advance industrial, commercial, agricultural, and recreational developments in the county.

PARKERSBURG-WOOD COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

The Parkersburg-Wood County Area Development Corporation is a private, non-profit, membership-driven entity created as a forum for the developmental planning of Wood County. Our key purpose is to consolidate various developmental and community interests with the objective of employment and investment opportunities in the area. We act as a community focal point in areas concerning economic planning and development and encourage the retention, expansion and relocation of commerce and industry within Wood County.

MEET THE TEAM

THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN

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.
The individuals, businesses and organizations below understand how critical job creation is. These member businesses contribute to
the growth of our economy by investing money and volunteer efforts to support the Wood County Development Authority and the Parkersburg-Wood County Area Development Corporations mission to create and retain jobs in Wood County, West Virginia.

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 Economic Development is so key to the economic growth in this community. We invest because we understand the value they provide to the area and reap such a benefit from their expertise.

Dave McClure(CEO, Camden Clark Medical Center)

The Wood County Economic Development office is a great collaborative partner, assisting Downtown PKB by providing resources to potential small business startups and promoting vacant properties on their database for redevelopment opportunities for potential investors and developers in our downtown. Working together with their office has been a tremendous help to our revitalization efforts of downtown Parkersburg.

Wendy Shriver(Executive Director, Downtown PKB)

  • The Wood County Economic Development is so key to the economic growth in this community. We invest because we understand the value they provide to the area and reap such a benefit from their expertise.

    Dave McClure(CEO, Camden Clark Medical Center)

  • The Wood County Economic Development office is a great collaborative partner, assisting Downtown PKB by providing resources to potential small business startups and promoting vacant properties on their database for redevelopment opportunities for potential investors and developers in our downtown. Working together with their office has been a tremendous help to our revitalization efforts of downtown Parkersburg.

    Wendy Shriver(Executive Director, Downtown PKB)

  • We have maintained a great relationship with Wood County Development Authority and foresee that relationship growing for years to come! We are pleased that we have a development authority that is actively engaged in assisting businesses to succeed as well as collaborating business needs with appropriate personnel to follow-up on. For any local business wishing to expand, or for any business that is attracted to Wood County; you're going to be taken care of with the WCDA.

    Joseph Jones(Business Service Representative, Workforce WV)

  • I love the new direction the Area Roundtable is taking. New leadership, fresh vision and ideas. It's nice to have people looking out for the MOV and able to put the bad press of the past behind us! We have so much to offer! Thank you! And Congratulations to the new team!

    Kelita Deems(Receptionist, Bowles Rice LLP)

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