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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.

Chairman – Ed McDonough

MEPB

VC – Randy Snider

Community Bank

Secretary – Fred Earley

Bowles Rice

Treasurer – Jim Fawcett

Highmark, WV

Randy Rapp

Mayor – City of Vienna

Dave Righter

First National Bank

James Spanner

Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Ryan Taylor 

Pickering Associates

Chad Mildren

United Bank

Steve Altimiller

Camden Clark Medical Center

Bob Fehrenbacher

Chemours

Angela Tadlock

Danser, Inc.

Jean Ford

Mayor – City of Williamstown

Joe Campbell

WesBanco

Dale Baumgartner

Mayor – City of North Hills

Bob Tebay

Wood County Commision

Buddy Malone

Parkersburg – Marietta Trades Co.

Tim Coffman

Phoenix Associates

Mike Matheny

Matheny Volvo & GMC Truck

Tom Joyce

Mayor – City of Parkersburg

Janelle Comstock

Workforce Development Board

PARKERSBURG-WOOD COUNTY AREA 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.

Chairman – Ed McDonough

MEPB

VC – Randy Snider

Community Bank

Secretary – Fred Earley

Bowles Rice

Treasurer – Jim Fawcett

Highmark, WV

Randy Rapp

Mayor – City of Vienna

Dave Righter

First National Bank

James Spanner

Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Ryan Taylor 

Pickering Associates

Chad Mildren

United Bank

Steve Altimiller

Camden Clark Medical Center

Bob Fehrenbacher

Chemours

Angela Tadlock

Danser, Inc.

Jean Ford

Mayor – City of Williamstown

Joe Campbell

WesBanco

Dale Baumgartner

Mayor – City of North Hills

Bob Tebay

Wood County Commision

Buddy Malone

Parkersburg – Marietta Trades Co.

Tim Coffman

Phoenix Associates

Mike Matheny

Matheny Volvo & GMC Truck

Tom Betz

Huntington Bank


Michael Faust

Siltstone Resources


Mike Fleak

Premier Bank

Jason Minnite

The PM Company

Wendy Shriver

Downtown PKB

E.K. Sleeth

Williamstown Bank

Brian Standley

Wincore Windows

Shawn Taylor

Peoples Bank

Daniel Busch

Epic Ear Productions

Curtis Miller

Curtis Miller Insurance

Tom Joyce

Mayor – City of Parkersburg


Janelle Comstock

Workforce Development Board

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.

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.

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)

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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • The Wood County Economic Development has been an invaluable resource for growing my business. As a small business owner focused on growth, I was a little apprehensive to invest. But I knew there was value in joining and I knew that just one business opportunity could open up bigger doors. I ended up getting a 32x return on my investment with my first connection alone. The WCED community has amazing people to work with who GENUINELY care about the economic landscape here. They are capable of doing so much to help businesses grow and are a phenomenal resource for any business - any industry.

    Daniel Busch(Designer & Owner, EpicEar Productions)

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