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

Economic and Site Development

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Government Funding (Specialty)
  • Grant Funding Providers (Specialty)
  • Loan Providers (Specialty)
  • Microloan Providers (Specialty)
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring) (Specialty)
  • Venture Capital Providers (Specialty)

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

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

Import and Export Assistance

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

Libraries and Research

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

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues
  • 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

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Technology Grant Providers
  • Trade Show Financial Assistance
Contact Information
Anna Padilla
1948 Wiltshire Road
Suite 4
Kearneysville, WV 25430