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

Economic and Site Development

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

Business Planning

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

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

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

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

Import and Export Assistance

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

Libraries and Research

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

Public Policy and Government Relations

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

Starting a Business

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

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information
  • Tax Credits
Contact Information
Anna Padilla
1948 Wiltshire Road
Suite 4
Kearneysville, WV 25430