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 economic welfare of Harrison County and to encourage the creation of good paying jobs for its citizens; to encourage and assist through loans, investments or other business transactions in the locating of new business and industry within Harrison County; to rehabilitate and assist existing businesses and industries; to stimulate and promote the expansion of business and industrial activity of all kinds which will have the potential to advance business and industrial development and maintain the economic stability of Harrison County;

Provide maximum opportunities for employment; encourage thrift among government resources; improve the standard of living of all of the citizens of Harrison County and the state of West Virginia; to conduct regular business retention and expansion activities; to cooperate and act in conjunction with local, state and federal governments, the area Chamber of Commerce and other organizations, local, statewide, national and beyond, in the promotion and advancement of industrial, commercial, agricultural and recreational developments within Harrison County; and to furnish money and credit, land and industrial sites, technical assistance and other aid as may be deemed requisite to approved and deserving applications for the promotion, development and conduct of all kinds of business activity within Harrison County.

Management of the Corporation shall be controlled by its board. Oversight of regular operations between meetings of the board shall be controlled by the Executive Committee.

The term of office for each member shall be for a term of one year, so long as contributions of such members are received by the Corporation. Annually, each member shall contribute or shall have contributed on each such member’s behalf, such minimum amounts as necessary for the level of membership seat desired which such member shall occupy.

Charter members shall contribute or shall have contributed on their behalf at an initial level of $2,500 annually to be received by the Corporation no later than ten days prior to the annual meeting of the membership. Thereafter, the annual membership contribution for Charter Members shall be as modified by the Board of Directors. Paid contributions shall be non-refundable and the member or contributor paying the same shall have no right to return of any part thereof.

Regular members shall contribute or shall have contributed on their behalf at an initial level of $500 annually to be received by the Corporation no later than ten days prior to the annual meeting of the membership. Thereafter, the annual membership contribution for regular members shall be as modified by the Board of Directors. Paid contributions shall be non-refundable and the member or contributor paying the same shall have no right to return of any part thereof.

The board members are:

  • Amy Haberbosch Wilson, executive director
  • David Jones, chairman
  • Greg Hefner, vice chair
  • Randy Light, secretary
  • Chad Riley
  • Sam DeMarco
  • Mike Romano
  • David Alvarez

The Harrison County Economic Development Corporation can be reached at 304-476-0298 or visit the website at harrisonedc.com, the Facebook page, Harrison County Economic Development Corporation or follow them on Twitter @HarrisonCoWVEDC

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