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Putnam County, West Virginia is an area that offers businesses a unique combination of economic opportunity and a comfortable and healthy lifestyle. We’re in the southwestern part of our state, right in between Charleston and Huntington – West Virginia’s two largest cities. That means residents can enjoy our open spaces and friendly communities while living just minutes from city-style excitement.

Our area’s also at the heart of the economic engine that has driven American progress since the 1800s. With a heritage in manufacturing, mining, and agriculture, generations have come of age with an appreciation for the value of a good day’s work and some of the strongest employer loyalty you’ll find anywhere. Our labor shed numbers 573,000, and local education providers make sure it’s a well-trained force with in-demand skills. Add in an abundance of natural resources and manufactured inputs, along with remarkably low utility rates, and the case for bringing your business here grows.

It’s easy to get here, too. Our transportation infrastructure makes it easy to bring in what businesses need and ship to markets near and far. We’re directly served by Interstate and U.S. highways that connect us with everywhere in the eastern half of the nation. There’s strong rail service, airports large enough to handle major air cargo operations, many miles of navigable rivers, and one of the nation’s largest ports.

Whether your company is in manufacturing, the automotive world, metals, food and beverage, or any other sector, we’re confident you’ll find the opportunities you seek in Putnam County. We invite you to explore everything our county has to offer!


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May 5, 2021 | 1 p.m. – Healthcare Supply Chain Expo Featuring Charleston Area Medical Center and Mountain Health Network
Putnam County Development Authority is partnering with its Advantage Valley partners as well as the RCBI Institute for Advanced Manufacturing to host the Healthcare Supply Chain Expo

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August 11, 2020 – Toyota to install solar generation at Buffalo site
BUFFALO, W.Va. — Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia has announced plans ton install what will be the largest solar array in all of West Virginia to help offset the use of carbon fuels in the Buffalo factory.

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August 3, 2020 – U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $10.1 Million in West Virginia to Support Local Strategies to Spur Business and Job Growth, Including in Opportunity Zones
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is investing $10.1 million in the state of West Virginia

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Jul 24, 2020 – Sporting goods store opens at Liberty Square
Dunham’s Sports opened on Friday, July 24, at Liberty Square Shopping Center at Hurricane/Teays Valley.

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June 18, 2019 – Tasty Blend Foods Invests $3M In West Virginia Expansion
Construction began October 2018, and the facility is expected to be fully operational by July 2019…

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Toyota West Virginia announces $210 million new investment and 100 new jobs

New investment to upgrade existing engine production line; new jobs to add third shift

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