Wood County Economic Development

WHO WE ARE

Our office strives to foster a strong economic environment which supports business, nurtures growth and new investment while attracting sustainable businesses and a quality labor force to our communities.
Our goal

dedicated to helping grow business in wood county

Who We Are Who We Serve Our Mission

Our office is the Economic Development arm for Wood County, West Virginia. The Wood County Development Authority (public entity) and the Parkersburg-Wood County Area Development Corporation (private entity). Our organization is dedicated to recruiting new businesses to the Wood County area as well as working with existing businesses to ensure that West Virginia remains their home base.

We serve both small and big business. Whether you're looking for a new property, need to know about available loan or grant programs or simply need help with things like social media or a business plan, our office is an information resource to you. Get a hold of us today to take advantage of our vast resources.

Our office strives to foster a strong economic environment which supports business, nurtures growth and new investment while attracting sustainable businesses and a quality labor force to our communities. The organization will promote and facilitate economic diversity, development and entrepreneurship within our community.

Lindsey Piersol

Executive Director of WCED

Lindsey joined the office in 2016 and has been vital in helping Wood County grow.Prior to her current role, Lindsey served as the Public Affairs Liaison for the State of Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel where she was responsible for 23 counties in Central and Southeast Ohio. Prior, Lindsey served as the Economic Development Specialist for the City of Delaware, Ohio—the fastest growing City in the fastest growing County in Ohio.

Kate Marlow

Assistant Director of WCED

Kate joined the office in April 2019. A graduate of Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication as well as a Minor in Business Administration and a Specialization in Marketing. Prior to her current role, Kate was a graphic design intern at the Irish Daily Star in Dublin, Ireland. She currently resides in Parkersburg, WV with her Husband Kyle.

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