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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.

Ed McDonough, Chairman
McDonough, Eddy, Parsons, Baylous

Randy Snider, Vice Chairman
President, Community Bank

Fred Earley, Secretary
Bowels Rice

Jim Fawcett, Treasurer
CEO, Highmark, WV

Jean Ford
Mayor, City of Williamstown

Bill Hutchinson
Business Manager, Parkersburg-Marietta Trades Co.

Tom Joyce
Mayor, City of Parkersburg

Mike Matheny
President, Matheny Motors

Greg Burd
Mayor, City of North Hills

Joe Campbell
Senior Vice President, WesBanco

Jeff Dimick
Vice President, Ohio Valley University

Bob Fehrenbacher
Plant Manager, Chemours

Steve Altmiller
CEO, Camden Clark Medical Center

Chad Mildren
Regional President, United Bank

Ryan Taylor
President, Pickering Associates

Randy Rapp
Mayor, City of Vienna

Dave Righter
President, First Neighborhood Bank

James Spanner
Publisher, Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Bob Tebay
Wood County Commission

Sam Winans
Vice President, Winans Supply

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.

Ed McDonough, Chairman
McDonough, Eddy, Parsons, Baylous

Randy Snider, Vice Chairman
President, Community Bank

Fred Earley, Secretary
Bowels Rice

Jim Fawcett, Treasurer
CEO, Highmark, WV

Greg Burd
Mayor, City of North Hills

Joe Campbell
Senior Vice President, WesBanco

Tim Coffman
Vice President, Phoenix Associates

Jeff Dimick
Vice President, Ohio Valley University

Michael Faust
Vice President, Siltstone Resources

Bob Fehrenbacher
Plant Manager, Chemours

Mike Fleak
Community President, Huntington Bank

Jean Ford
Mayor, City of Williamstown

Bill Hutchinson
Business Manager, Parkersburg-Marietta Trades Co.

Tom Joyce
Mayor, City of Parkersburg

Mike Matheny
President, Matheny Motors

Steve Altmiller
CEO, Camden Clark Medical Center

Chad Mildren
Regional President, United Bank

Curtis Miller
Owner, Curtis Miller Insurance

Jason Minnite
The PM Company

Ryan Taylor
President, Pickering Associates

Randy Rapp
Mayor, City of Vienna

Dave Righter
President, First Neighborhood Bank

Wendy Shriver
Vice Director, Downtown PKB

E.K. Sleeth
President, Williamstown Bank

James Spanner
Publisher, Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Brian Standley
Plant Manager, Wincore Windows

Shawn Taylor
Senior Vice President, People Bank

Bob Tebay
Wood County Commission

Sam Winans
Vice President, Winans Supply

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.

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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