Experts: WV construction industry continues to thrive, add jobs

CLARKSBURG — West Virginia’s construction industry continues to be among the most robust in the nation, with consistent additions of jobs over the last 12 months, according to data from the Associated General Contractors of America. ...

WV unemployment rate drops to 11-year low in April

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s unemployment rate in April was at the lowest level seen in the state for more than a decade, Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday. Justice said the month’s unemployment rate was just 4.2% — the ...

Industries seek to lower their methane emissions, carbon footprint

The oil and natural gas industries are increasing their efforts to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases, and West Virginia-based assets are working to make that happen. Recently, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy ...

Why West Virginia?: Energy, manufacturing, technology experts highlight Mountain State’s advantages

MORGANTOWN — Between potential for growth in the energy and manufacturing sectors, coupled with technology and federal government operations, there are plenty of sound investment opportunities in the Appalachian region despite its ...

Free community college grant now accepting applications

Students in West Virginia are now able to apply for a new grant that will make tuition at some of the state’s public community college programs free. The WV Invests Grant, which was overwhelmingly approved by lawmakers this year in ...

Harrison County Economic Development Corporation

CLARKSBURG — The Harrison County Economic Development Corporation was incorporated Feb. 18, 2015. The purposes of the Harrison County Economic Development Corporation shall be to promote, develop and advance the business prosperity and ...

Annual hot wing contest raises more than $73,000 for Harrison County, WV, United Way

BRIDGEPORT — Buffalo Wild Wings was packed to capacity Wednesday evening for the United Way of Harrison County’s annual Hot Wing Eating Contest. The contest, which featured 45 competitors representing dozens of local companies and ...

Jobless rates rise in 26 of 55 West Virginia counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 26 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in November. WorkForce West Virginia says jobless rates dropped in 21 counties and remained steady in eight others. Jefferson County’s ...

Hal Green, interim president/CEO, committed to revitalizing Harrison County, WV, YMCA for future generations

CLARKSBURG — After years of mismanagement and financial struggles, interim president and CEO Hal Green is working to revitalize the Harrison County YMCA. Green, who volunteered to lead the local nonprofit about six months ago, said he ...

Closing stores means opportunities for new businesses, officials say

CLARKSBURG — Toys “R” Us, Kmart and Sears are among the large retail stores to close their Harrison County locations recently. Elder-Beerman soon will join the list. While their storefronts remain empty for the time being, local ...