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New company planning $73M synthetic fuel plant in Greenbrier County

New company planning $73M synthetic fuel plant in Greenbrier County

A newly formed company says it is planning to build a $73 million synthetic fuel plant in Greenbrier County with construction expected to commence in early 2018.

USDA Secretary Perdue talks immigration in WV visit

USDA Secretary Perdue talks immigration in WV visit

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue traversed the Mountain State on Wednesday, speaking to the National Association of State Foresters, hosting a listening session with the Agriculture and Rural Prosperity task force, and touring a...

City of Milton tries to revive Morris Memorial property

City of Milton tries to revive Morris Memorial property

MILTON — The city of Milton is working to finalize plans to enter a public-private partnership to rehabilitate and develop the Morris Memorial Hospital for Crippled Children property.

Books and Brews expanding to Charleston’s West Side

Books and Brews expanding to Charleston’s West Side

A Putnam County restaurant, coffee shop and bookstore plans to expand to Charleston’s West Side next year. Hurricane’s Books and Brews plans to add a second location at 222 West Washington Street in the Spring of 2018, business owner and ...

Sales and marketing firm N3 holding job fair Wednesday at Clay Center

Sales and marketing firm N3 holding job fair Wednesday at Clay Center

Sales and marketing firm N3 will be holding a career fair in Charleston Wednesday as it seeks candidates to fill some of the 300 positions it aims to bring to its announced West Virginia Regional Technology Park location.

Commerce secretary says more money needed for business incentives

Commerce secretary says more money needed for business incentives

West Virginia needs to think big when it comes to economic development, state Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher told legislators Monday.

Air board refuses to hear concerns over Institute methanol plant

Air board refuses to hear concerns over Institute methanol plant

Members of a state board on Monday refused to hear a permit appeal from a citizen group that is concerned that potential fires, explosions or other accidents at the US Methanol plant under construction in Institute could pose health and safety risks...

Justice companies fraudulently transferred properties, lawsuit claims

Justice companies fraudulently transferred properties, lawsuit claims

Companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice and his family transferred property for no payment in an attempt to evade paying a court judgment in excess of $60 million, a lawsuit filed Monday alleges.

Piggly Wiggly switch another chapter in family’s storied WV history

Piggly Wiggly switch another chapter in family’s storied WV history

Four West Virginia Foodland stores have recently made the franchise switch to Piggly Wiggly, the most recent being the “Bigley Piggly Wiggly” at 10 Spring St., near Bigley Avenue, in Charleston.

Business faces: Sept. 17, 2017

Business faces: Sept. 17, 2017

Engineering

KeyLogic Systems, a Morgantown-based professional services and engineering firm, has hired John D. Marinaro as vice president of its federal civilian division. Marinaro previously served as an aerospace consultant and a director of...

WV Supreme Court overturns ruling that blocks right-to-work law

WV Supreme Court overturns ruling that blocks right-to-work law

Concluding that West Virginia labor unions have failed to show that they have a strong likelihood of successfully challenging the state’s new right-to-work law, state Supreme Court justices on Friday dissolved an injunction blocking enforcement ...

WV Broadband Council to ask FCC to tweak program Frontier heavily active in

WV Broadband Council to ask FCC to tweak program Frontier heavily active in

The West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council is preparing to ask the Federal Communications Commission to allow other internet service providers the chance to take over for Frontier Communications in areas where it would not be able to deploy...

Cedar Grove Furniture closing after nearly 70 years

Cedar Grove Furniture closing after nearly 70 years

Cedar Grove Furniture Company made it further than most retail furniture stores.

New initiative seeks to boost economy in Appalachia

New initiative seeks to boost economy in Appalachia

MORGANTOWN — Four U.S. senators and the nonprofit Bipartisan Policy Center on Wednesday proposed 19 measures to boost the economy in Appalachia, including expanded broadband and telemedicine and tapping the region’s “vast”...

Submissions open for RCBI design challenge

Submissions open for RCBI design challenge

The Robert C. Byrd Institute is taking submissions for its annual Design Challenge at the West Virginia Makes Festival. The contest will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center Plaza in Huntington....

WV tourism office seeks Stars of the Industry award nominees

WV tourism office seeks Stars of the Industry award nominees

The West Virginia Tourism Office is accepting nominations for the 2017 Stars of the Industry Awards.

BB&T to lay off 56 at Charleston processing service center

BB&T to lay off 56 at Charleston processing service center

BB&T is cutting 56 people’s jobs at its processing service center in Charleston, the financial services company announced Tuesday.

WVU president says its talent obligates economic leadership

WVU president says its talent obligates economic leadership

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia University President Gordon Gee says he’s committing the school to innovation and research, supporting local business, talent expansion and alumni outreach as part of a statewide economic initiative....

New Charleston agency to head EDGE Program, aiming to draw young talent

New Charleston agency to head EDGE Program, aiming to draw young talent

Charleston’s new city agency, created to help manage a program dedicated to young adults to the city, could expand to include other projects, city officials say.

South Charleston charges ahead with plan to draw electric vehicle drivers

South Charleston charges ahead with plan to draw electric vehicle drivers

The city of South Charleston has plugged into a new, environmentally friendly way to lure travelers off Interstate 64 to spend time dining or shopping in the city’s downtown district.

Doddridge case called a boost for surface owners in Marcellus gas region

Doddridge case called a boost for surface owners in Marcellus gas region

Two Doddridge County residents have won a court ruling and a jury verdict that advocates for surface owners’ rights say provide a boost in the ongoing struggle over the impacts of the Marcellus Shale gas-drilling boom in Northern West Virginia....

Town Center owner says loan default won’t lead to mall closure

Town Center owner says loan default won’t lead to mall closure

A representative from Forest City Enterprises, the Cleveland-based company responsible for managing the Charleston Town Center mall, said the mall’s customers should not be concerned over the impending default on a loan taken out by the...

Business faces: Sept. 10, 2017

Business faces: Sept. 10, 2017

Workforce development

Derek Scarbro has been named director of the Appalachian Hatchery, a Robert C. Byrd Institute initiative to develop and diversify the economy in West Virginia’s 20 southernmost counties. Scarbro, of Huntington, most...

Federal contracting work opens up for small WV businesses via HUBZone program

Federal contracting work opens up for small WV businesses via HUBZone program

Competing for federal contracts as a small business in West Virginia can be hard. But in certain situations, one program makes location and size an advantage for Allegheny Surveys and others like it.