Jefferson County Development Authority

The JCDA is the lead economic development agency for Jefferson County, WV.


Since 1979, the Jefferson County Development Authority (JCDA) has worked to increase and diversify the tax base for Jefferson County. Our focus is on making West Virginia one of the best states for business by attracting manufacturingITgovernmenttourism, and agriculture businesses and retaining and expanding existing businesses within Jefferson County. The achievement of this mission provides excellent business opportunities for new and expanding businesses and provides local jobs for Jefferson County residents.

The JCDA was established by order of the Jefferson County West Virginia Commission, as permitted by Chapter Seven of the West Virginia Code. Meet the members of the board by attending a JCDA Board of Directors meeting held on the third Tuesday of every month.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Business Succession Planning

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance
  • Watershed Planning
  • Tax Credits
  • Economic Forecast
  • Revitalization
  • Lease Review
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Economic Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
  • Technology Grant Providers
  • Venture Capital Providers
  • Trade Show Financial Assistance
  • Microloan Providers
  • Government Funding
  • Loan Providers
  • Grant Funding Providers

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Retention
  • Workforce Training
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Recruiting
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship
  • Policies and Templates
  • Industry

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing
  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Libraries and Research

  • Lifestyle and Psychographic Data
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Industry Data
  • Company Data/Prospect Lists
  • Business Research Resources

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Women’s Business Issues
  • State Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes
  • Forming a Business

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information
  • Tax Credits
Primary Contact
Dennis Jarvis II
1948 Wiltshire Road Suite 4
Kearneysville, WV 25430