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Published Wednesday, February 22, 2012 @ 12:01 PM by robertrusso (Robert Russo)

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inSites e-Newsletter The Professional Site Consultant's Source for W.Va. News Statewide
VOL 3 | ISSUE 1 | MARCH 2012

West Virginia Legislature passes cracker plant tax reduction bill

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a bill which will provide a property tax credit for [more]

First Marcellus Shale business conference set in Charleston, W.Va.

The first Marcellus to Manufacturing: Ethane Development Conference is scheduled for March 21 to [more]

Nati onal Marcellus & Utica Shale Conference and Expo to take place at Greenbrier Resort

The national Marcellus and Utica Shale Conference and Expo will be held at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs on April [more ]

Baker Hughes to build center, retain 200 jobs, add 275 new, in Harrison County

Baker Hughes, one of the world’s largest oilfield service companies, plans to build a new $40 million center outside Bridgeport. [more]

TRG creates 300 new jobs in West Virginia

TRG Customer Solutions recently announced the creation of [more]

NCO Group will create 90 new jobs in Kanawha County

NCO Group, a leading provider of business processing services, will [more]

Three West Virginia cities rank in Top 25 for “Most Promising” real estate market

The website ranks three West Virginia cities [more]

Did you know?

West Virginia is fiscally fit
While some states are raising taxes, West Virginia is reducing them. The Business Franchise Tax was reduced Jan. 1, 2012, from 0.34 percent down to 0.27 percent, and will be eliminated by 2015. The state’s Corporate Net Income Tax rate was reduced to 7.75 percent on January 1, 2012, a drop from 8.50 percent and a savings of $15 million. The tax will be reduced down to 6.5 percent in 2014. West Virginia removed approximately $109 million of business tax burden in FY 2011 and over $345 million during the past five years.

West Virginia closed its 2011 fiscal year with a surplus of nearing $330 million; the sixth year in a row with a surplus – without a tax increase.

Learn more: Lower Taxes, From The Governor's Desk: A weekly column by Gov. Earl Ray

Researching West Virginia development programs is quick as a click
The West Virginia Business Resource Directory provides a comprehensive guide to the state’s economic development resources. The directory organizes programs by type: Business-to-Business; Community Support; Education and Training; Financial Assistance; Human Resources Assistance; and Technical Assistance. A concise summary of each program recaps the essentials, such as contact person, application process and eligibility. The West Virginia Business Resource Directory is available in an online version and as a downloadable PDF at

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New Opportunities

Co-location Advantages:
Available infrastructure, strategic location, faster start-up than greenfield.

Bayer New Martinsville
New Martinsville Industrial Park: 1,000 acres.

Bayer: 130+ acres developed; 90+ acres remain available for immediate occupancy

  • Rail, barge and highway infrastructure
  • Warehousing/Barge Docks
  • Electric, natural gas
  • Steam
  • On-site tertiary treatment process for wastewater

See more in New Martinsville Industrial Park brochure

PPG: New Martinsburg, WV

PPG Industries’ Natrium Plant
New Martinsville

  • Approx. 250 acres
  • Adjacent 1,000 acres owned by PPG, suitable for sale or lease to a satellite industry.
  • Electric, natural gas
  • Steam
  • CSX rail service

See more in New Martinsville PPG Industries' Natrium Plant brochure

Dupont: Belle, WV

DuPont Belle plant

  • 100-acre site along Kanawha River
  • River docks
  • Norfolk Southern rail service
  • Five major trucking terminals within 20 miles
  • Electric, natural gas
  • Steam
  • 25 acres available in close proximity to all utilities
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Part B Treatment and Storage Permit for on-site handling of waste materials
  • Municipal landfill within 20 miles
  • On-site waste water collection and neutralization systems

See more in DuPont: Belle Plant brochure

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