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Moving In - Procter & Gamble's Plan for an Eastern Panhandle Plant
February 27, 2015 -Procter & Gamble's plan for an Eastern Panhandle plant is considered the biggest investment in the state's history, but it didn't happen overnight. Ask just about anyone in the past several years what would cure all that ails West Virginia, and the answer typically would be more high paying jobs. If the Feb. 10 announcement made by Procter & Gamble is any indication, the Mountain State might well be on its way to recovery. Government officials happily announced an estimated $500 million, one million square foot manufacturing facility P&G is bringing to Berkeley County in the Eastern Panhandle.Full Story

Proctor & Gamble to Open Facility in Berkeley County
February 10, 2015 - Procter & Gamble, a Wall Street heavweight that produces a broad range of consumer goods ranging from Gillette razors to Tide laundry detergent, said Tueday it is opening a manufacturing facility in Berkeley County. Expected to open in 2017, the "multi-category"facility represents a $500 million investment that will create 700 full-time jobs at the Tabler Station Business Park south of Martinsburg, according to announcements by the company and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.Full Story

Berkeley County beats 40 potential sites in landing Procter & Gamble plant
February 10, 2015 -Charleston, WV — West Virginia beat out several states and dozens of other potential sites for the $500-million Procter & Gamble manufacturing plant to be built along Interstate 81 in Berkeley County.
“They began with over 40 sites identified across the entire northeast and began a process with us over a year and a half ago,” state Commerce Secretary and Development Office executive director Keith Burdette said during a Tuesday news conference at the state capitol. “We competed against bigger and wealthier states with a lot more flat property than we have.” Full Story

Facts Figures

Berkeley County is the second largest county in West Virginia with a population of 104,160 which is a 37.2% increase from a population of 75,905 in 2000.

West Virginia had to nation’s most improved economy in 2008, based on its 46th place ranking in 2007 and its sixth place ranking in 2008.

West Virginia leads the nation in terms of technology and Internet in the classroom.

Cost of living and home prices are among the lowest in the nation.

West Virginia is #1 in exporting electricity and  coal in the Nation.

West Virginia has some of the lowest electricity rates in the country.

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Partners
For a listing of local resources willing to work with you to locate your business in Berkeley County; provide training for your employees; or just about any business related issue click here.  +More

Business Assistance Programs
West Virginia’s highest priority is meeting your company’s needs by providing aggressive development assistance in the form of tax credits and financing programs.
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Business Taxes Overview
Learn more about West Virginia's business friendly tax environment.
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300 Foxcroft Avenue
Suite 201
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: (304) 267-4144
fax: (304) 267-2283
info@developmentauthority.com

Meetings

The Berkeley County Development Authority meets the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m.  The meeting takes place in the conference room of the Authority at 300 Foxcroft Avenue, Suite 201, Martinsburg, WV.  For a copy of the agenda click here.  If you have questions or need additional information, please call 304-267-4144.

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