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Broadband Boondoggles in Southwest Virginia - Bacon's Rebellion
Throughout the Central Appalachian region — Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky — community leaders have a keen understanding that they must find new industries to replace coal. And there is a near universal conviction that any hope to diversify local economies requires high-bandwidth connections to the outside world. This conviction has led to a series of initiatives, some misguided and some on target, to bring broadband to this isolated region.
regional-reports  kentucky  west-virginia  virginia  broadband  economic-development-news  ICT  rural-economic-development  economic-development  this-week-405 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
W.Va., China Energy sign $83 billion shale gas, chemical manufacturing agreement - Journal News
The West Virginia Department of Commerce today announced China Energy Investment Corp. Limited’s plan to invest $83.7 billion in shale gas development and chemical manufacturing projects in West Virginia.
this-week-404  Around-the-web  Matt  energy  shale-gas  natural-gas  chemicals-industry  china  FDI  location-USA  west-virginia  south-atlantic 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Can West Virginia University Jump-Start A New Economy Based On Innovation--Not Coal? - Co.Exist
As part of our series on the economy of coal country after coal, we go to Morgantown, West Virginia, where the university is trying to inspire a new generation of non-mining business.
workforce-development  research&development  research-commercialization  west-virginia  energy  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-372 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
The Region's Aging Locks and Dams Could Put Growth on Lockdown - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Moving goods on barges is big business. But it’s a part of the economy that floats precariously on infrastructure in dire need of an overhaul. 
inland-waterways  regional-reports  inland-ports  infrastructure  logistics  west-virginia  Around-the-web  this-week-372 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Diverse Industries Reflect Economic Gains in the South-Atlantic
A region that gets its pro-business message across, the South Atlantic’s growth in manufacturing, Information technology, and life sciences has moved beyond big cities to its smaller metro areas as well.
regional-reports  area-development-features  Matt  south-carolina  north-carolina  south-atlantic  Georgia  Florida  virginia  west-virginia  manufacturing  life-sciences  information-technology  info-tech  economic-development  site-selection  side-insider-1-20-16 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Procter & Gamble Begins $500 Million Expansion In Berkeley County, West Virginia - Area Development
Procter & Gamble started construction on the company’s new $500 million facility at Tabler Station in Berkeley, County, West Virginia. The facility will be located in the state’s Eastern Panhandle. The plant will employ 300 full-time P&G employees when it opens in 2017 and ramp up to 700 by the time it is fully operational in 2019.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  west-virginia  south-atlantic  procter&gamble  jobs 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
State Loan Assists Constellium N. V. In Expanding Rolled Aluminum Manufacturing Plant In Ravenswood, West Virginia - Area Development
Dutch-based Constellium N. V. reported that the West Virginia Economic Development Authority approved partial financing of its $35 million Ravenswood advanced aluminum alloy manufacturing plant in Jackson County, West Virginia.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  location-USA  FDI  west-virginia  south-atlantic  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  Aerospace 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Cenergy Opens Assembly Plant Facility In Milton, West Virginia - Area Development
Natural gas contractor Cenergy opened its new expanded operations facility and assembly plant in Milton, West Virginia. A West Virginia-based contractor for the natural gas industry, Cenergy provides turn-key facility and equipment engineering, as well as fabrication, for natural gas producers in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  west-virginia  south-atlantic  natural-gas  energy 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Procter & Gamble Plans $500 Million Multi-Category Manufacturing Hub In Berkeley County, West Virginia - Area Development
The Procter & Gamble Company will build a more than 1-million square foot, approximately $500 million, multi-category manufacturing facility in Berkeley County, in the Eastern Panhandle of the state near the town of Tabler Station, West Virginia.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  manufacturing  procter&gamble  west-virginia  south-atlantic 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin’ Govs: Energy, Workforce Initiatives Prominently Featured in Gubernatorial Addresses - SSTI
The series highlights new and expanded TBED proposals from governors' State of the State, Budget and Inaugural addresses. The second installment of this year’s series includes excerpts from speeches delivered in Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
government-policy  high-tech  technology-based-economic-development  arizona  idaho  indiana  south-dakota  virginia  washington  west-virginia  wisconsin  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Regional Report: Economy Sizzling in the South Atlantic States - Area Development
With numerous new and expanded facilities being announced in 2013 and 2014, the South Atlantic region’s string of success stories is continuing.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  regional-reports  matt  manufacturing  florida  south-atlantic  south-carolina  north-carolina  georgia  virginia  west-virginia 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Randox Laboratories Expands Jefferson County, West Virginia, Operations Center - Area Development
Randox Laboratories, an Ireland-based company that creates innovative diagnostic solutions for the healthcare industry, will bring 50 high-level STEM-related medical technology jobs to Jefferson County, West Virginia.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  west-virginia  south-atlantic  medical-industry  STEM-workforce  STEM  jobs  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  healthcare-industry 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Japan-Based Diamond Electric is relocates North American Headquarters To Eleanor, West Virginia - Area Development
Japan-based Diamond Electric is relocating its North American headquarters to Eleanor, West Virginia. The move will consolidate the automotive ignition coil manufacturer’s main U.S. office with its existing operation in Putnam County.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  headquarters  location-usa  fdi  west-virginia  south-atlantic  manufacturing 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
American Woodmark Corporation Plans $30 Million Expansion At Its Moorefield, West Virginia, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
American Woodmark Corporation plans a $30 million expansion of its South Branch manufacturing facility in Moorefield, West Virginia. The expansion will increase the size of the current facility by 100,000 square feet and add 80 new jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  west-virginia  south-atlantic  jobs  manufacturing 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
$615 Million Natural Gas Power Plant Planned Near Moundsville, West Virginia - Area Development
A $615 million natural gas combined-cycle power plant with a nameplate capacity of 549 megawatts will be built on a 37-acre site in Marshall County, West Virginia, approximately four miles south of Moundsville. Once operational, the plant will employ 30 skilled workers.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  west-virginia  south-atlantic  energy  natural-gas  jobs 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Regional Report: The South Atlantic Capitalizes on Its Pro-Business Climate - Area Development
Customized incentives and work force training, as well as its right-to-work environment, are drawing auto, aero, life sciences, and other advanced manufacturers to the South Atlantic.
area-development-features  economic-development  site-selection  south-atlantic  manufacturing  matt  north-carolina  south-carolina  georgia  virginia  west-virginia  florida  automotive-industry  aerospace  life-sciences  taxes-incentives  insider-89 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Carbonyx, Inc., Plans Carbon Alloy Production Plant In Millwood, West Virginia - Area Development Online
Carbonyx, Inc., a Texas-based company, will invest tens-of-millions of dollars in a Carbon Alloy manufacturing facility in Millwood, West Virginia, creating at least 60 jobs in Jackson County.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  west-virginia  manufacturing  jobs 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Odebrecht Plans Ethane Cracker-Polyethylene Plants In Parkersburg, West Virginia - Area Development Online
An international petrochemical company, Odebrecht plans to build an ethane cracker and three polyurethane plants in the Mid-Ohio Valley region in Wood County’s Parkersburg, West Virginia. The complex, Ascent — Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise would include an ethane Cracker, three polyethylene plants, and associated infrastructure for water treatment and energy co-generation. A purchase option on the anticipated project site in Parkersburg, West Virginia, has already been secured.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  west-virginia  chemicals-industry 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Toyota Invests $90 Million To Expand Its Buffalo, West Virginia Manufacturing Facility - Area Development Online
Toyota Motor Manufacturing of West Virginia will invest $90 million in its Buffalo, West Virginia plant and creating about 80 jobs. TMMWV, which employs 1,300 workers, will increase 6-speed automatic transmission assembly and machining by 20,000 per month by early 2015. This investment makes the eighth expansion of the Putnam County facility since it opened back in 1996.
manufacturing  jobs  automotive-industry  west-virginia  economic-development  site-selection  matt  toyota 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Leading Locations for 2013: The South-Atlantic MSAs - Area Development Online
Success breeds success, and economic growth in the South Atlantic States — Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia — is a prime example of this, especially when it comes to foreign investment.
jobs  recession  metros  georgia  economic-development  south-carolina  west-virginia  workforce  matt  north-carolina  florida  leading-locations  virginia  site-selection 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Plastics — West Virginias Multi-Billion Dollar Industry - Area Development Online
Offering one of the highest concentrations of hightech, specialty, and engineering polymer production in the world; an abundance of necessary raw materials; a knowledgeable, highly trained and productive work force; and established transportation systems; it is no wonder West Virginia is home to a vibrant and growing plastics industry.
plastics  economic-development  west-virginia  site-selection 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Pietro Fiorentini USA Plans To Invest $9 Million To Establish Manufacturing Facility In Weirton, West Virginia - Area Development Online
Italy-based Pietro Fiorentini USA plans to invest $9 million to build a manufacturing facility in the Three Springs Business Park in Weirton, West Virginia, with plans to create up to 41 jobs during the initial phase and up to 150 when fully operational.
manufacturing  jobs  location-usa  u.s.-manufacturing  west-virginia  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
NGK Spark Plugs Plans Expansion At Its Sissonville, West Virginia Plant - Area Development Online
NGK Spark Plugs, a subsidiary of the Japan-based manufacturer by the same name,is expanding its oxygen sensor manufacturing facility, its spark plug production capability and its staffing level at its Sissonville, West Virginia campus, with plans to create approximately 34 new jobs.
jobs  matt  economic-development  site-selection  west-virginia  fdi  location-usa  manufacturing 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Steel Shipments Reviving Ohio River Valley - NYTimes.com
Business at the iron and steel foundries in Kentucky and Ohio is soaring. Automakers are ordering more steel. Steel pipe and steel construction equipment are needed to tap the deep natural gas-saturated shales of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Pennsylvania  west-virginia  kentucky  around-the-web  This-Week-181  economic-development-news  ohio  industry-reports  regional-reports 
september 2012 by areadevelopment
Broadband crucial to W.Va. economic development, survey finds - The Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- County economic development officials rate broadband Internet service as more important than road improvements, and water and sewer system infrastructure, when trying to persuade companies to locate and create jobs in West Virginia, according to a Citynet survey.
broadband  ict  infrastructure  regional-reports  west-virginia  economic-development-news  this-week-129  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
may 2011 by areadevelopment
Biomass industry developing in West Virginia - The Register-Herald
Last month, the EPA announced a three-year pass on greenhouse-gas permitting requirements from the burning of biomass materials. Research into the development of biomass, or plant and animal waste, as a fuel source is under way in West Virginia.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-115  west-virginia  biomass  sustainable-development  government-policy 
february 2011 by areadevelopment

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