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Old 03-17-2013, 10:03 AM
 
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Tired of all the blind promotion from Southern WV and the hatred of Northern WV so I decided to post an article that reflects all of WV in a good light. Hopefully the normal troublemakers in this forum wont hijack this thread.

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What's it take to lure in a manufacturer?

A little bit of everything, and that bodes well for West Virginia.

The West Virginia Development Office stays busy helping businesses within the state expand, but it also puts a lot of effort into attracting new businesses and marketing the state at about 25 different trade shows each year.
Mountain state woos manufacturers - Business, Government Legal News from throughout WV
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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Hopefully this marketing drive can bring some much needed manufacturing jobs to areas in WV where jobs are needed. Mainly southern WV!
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:15 PM
 
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My hope would be that they don't emphasize any particular part of the state for being attractive to manufacturing, and that a company expressing interest in either Wheeling or Charleston would get a neutral response from state government promoting either location with equal zeal.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:24 PM
 
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I would think that most manufacturers looking at WV would be looking at the EP due to its location on 81 and its proximity to DC and the east coast ports.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:51 PM
 
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I'd like to see the Northern Panhandle emphasized.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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I would like to see Williamson and Welch (the cornerstones of the the Coalfields Expressway) targeted, so that area of the state can be finally have some commerce
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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People you cant create demand.

No area should be emphasized. The whole state should be presented and investors can make their own choices.

The last thing we need is Charleston putting some areas ahead of others. There is enough of that as it is.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:49 PM
 
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People you cant create demand.

No area should be emphasized. The whole state should be presented and investors can make their own choices.

The last thing we need is Charleston putting some areas ahead of others. There is enough of that as it is.
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the only thing emphasizing specific areas does is **** off local politicians in the areas not emphasized (ie- most of the state).

Now if the local CoC or development corp. wants to start a local campaign, great. But a statewide venture should be just that, statewide.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:58 PM
 
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I would like to see Williamson and Welch (the cornerstones of the the Coalfields Expressway) targeted, so that area of the state can be finally have some commerce
If they actually were to build a factory down there, Jesco would have to get a job. That isn't going to happen.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:23 PM
 
Location: WV/Va/Ky/Tn
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If they actually were to build a factory down there, Jesco would have to get a job. That isn't going to happen.
We all know Jesco got a check for life, so he gets a free pass. He was tired of eating sloppy, slimy eggs.

I agree that an area should get preference based on what criteria said employer is looking for and would be happy to see any part of the state be properous.

Of course Williamson has a better shot than Welch due to Corridor G running thru, location on Ky border, etc. Welch has no chance in hell due to lack of 4 lane highway and infrastructure. As I've stated numerous times, no industry or company is goin to invest in an area that lacks basic highway infrastructure, when other areas of the state have the basics to attract manufacturers.
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