Membership Organizations

Appalachian Power (AEP)

Electric Utility – providing economic development and business development services in West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee.

Bowles Rice LLP

Law Firm

CFI Engineering Company

Engineering and Design Services (Industrial Sector)

Chamber of Commerce – MOV

The Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley, over 380 members strong, is dedicated to helping area business and their employees.

The following counties make up the Mid-Ohio Valley: Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt and Wood in West Virginia and Washington County in Ohio.

Whether you’re relocating to the Mid-Ohio Valley or simply visiting, we welcome you and hope your stay is just what you hope it will be!

City of Parkersburg

Local Government

Co-Ex Plastic Tooling, Inc.

Manufacturer of tooling for the plastics profile extrusion industry

County Commission of Wood County

County Government

Davis Pickering CO.

A full-service electrical contracting company specializing in all phases of commercial and industrial electrical applications.


DuPont Washington Works began Manufacturing in the Mid-Ohio Valley region in 1948 and continues to be one of the largest DuPont manufacturing facilities in the world. The site employs approximately 700 persons in the manufacturing of six products: Zytel®, Delrin®, Rynite®,Crastin®, High Temperature Nylon, and Filaments. In addition, a significant technology organization supports product research and development.


FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. FirstEnergy includes one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,500 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of 3,780 megawatts.


Grae-Con is a general contractor and construction manager that completes work in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Indiana.


The mission of the Huntington Area Development Council (HADCO) is to attract new employers to Cabell and Wayne Counties, West Virginia, to retain existing employers, and to help all employers expand their businesses. The accomplishment of this mission will enhance the area business climate, facilitate continued area growth, diversify the local economy, expand the tax base, and enhance the employment opportunities for residents, thereby improving the overall standard of living for all citizens.

Huntington National Bank

Huntington National Bank provides innovative retail and commercial financial products and services through more than 300 regional offices in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia.


Promotes and protects independent natural gas and oil producing industry in West Virginia and provides information on natural gas and oil fields in WV.

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Whether you are interested in visiting, looking to move, or planning business in Jackson County, we are here for you. From hotel accommodations to fun and recreation, our website is full of relevant information that will make your stay here, no matter how long it is, more enjoyable. If there’s something you can’t find on our website, feel free to give us a call or come by and see us.

Jackson County Development Authority

The Jackson County Development Authority (JCDA) responds quickly to help businesses locate, grow and thrive in Jackson County, West Virginia. As the lead economic development agency in Jackson County, the JCDA oversees business attraction and development efforts along those same lines this site is also a tool for existing Jackson County businesses to use in their retention and expansion efforts. We also coordinate state programs and incentives for companies looking to grow or locate in the County. The Development Authority provides technical assistance, business expertise and works to provide financing to entrepreneurs and business start-ups. Whatever your needs are, we can support you and demonstrate the many facets that make Jackson County a great place to live and grow your business.

Jeffereds Corporation

Since our founding in 1947 in Charleston, WV by the late Joseph C. Jefferds Jr, Jefferds Corporation is still family owned and continues to be a leader for material handling equipment in West Virginia, 4 locations, and Virginia, 5 locations. Our 276 employees have the experience and training to solve all your material handling equipment problems. As a full service dealer for the leading brands of forklifts and compact construction equipment manufactured we can provide sales, service, rental and parts to keep your equipment up and running. In addition to mobile material handling equipment Jefferds Corporation sells and services loading dock equipment, conveyors, overhead cranes and pallet rack/shelving. Our goal is to do it right the first time, on time, every time.

Mason County Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce is to aggressively promote, support and retain business in the county.

Mason County Commission

The mission of Mason County government is to provide essential and mandated services which will preserve and benefit the health, safety, and welfare of the general public in a professional and courteous manner through the effective and equitable management of available public resources.

Mason County Development Authority

To stimulate and promote the expansion of all kinds of business and industrial activity which will tend to advance business and industrial development and maintain the economic stability of the county, provide maximum opportunities for employment, encourage thrift, and improve the standard of living of the citizens of the county; to cooperate and act in conjunction with other organizations, federal, state or local, in the promotion and advancement of industrial, commercial, agricultural, and recreational developments within the county.

Mid Ohio Valley Regional Council

Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council is a governmental planning agency serving Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt and Wood counties in west central West Virginia.

Murray Sheet Metal Company

Providing quality service since 1961, Murray Sheet Metal specializes in metal fabrication, HVAC and roofing services for West Virginia and Ohio. MSM can perform turnkey mechanical projects such as conveying, piping, dust collection systems, feeder/sorting fabrication, bins, chutes and hoppers. MSM also provides HVAC and roofing maintenance programs.

National Center Electronics Recycling

The National Center for Electronics Recycling is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of the national infrastructure for recycling used electronics. NCER conducts research and pilot programs to advance the increased recycling of electronic devices.

Ohio Valley Bank Corporation

Ohio Valley Bank Corporation commenced operations on October 23, 1992, as a one-bank holding company with The Ohio Valley Bank Company being the wholly owned subsidiary. Ohio Valley Bank Corporation stock is traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol OVBC. In 2002, named as one of the ―”plain Dealer 100″, a listing of Ohio’s top-performing companies!

Pickering Associates

Pickering Associates is a well-aligned team of professional architects, engineers and surveyors.
Established in 1988, Pickering Associates was founded as an engineering firm that has developed into an integrated architecture, engineering and surveying company providing services to education, government, healthcare, industrial, oil & gas and private sector clients.

Pioneer Pipe/Pioneer Group

Locally owned and operated for over 34 years, the Pioneer Group of companies include, Pioneer Pipe, Metaltech Steel, and Riverview Industrial Supply. Based in Marietta, Ohio, Pioneer annually employs over 600 people across the region, specializing in general, structural, mechanical, and electrical construction, pipe fabrication and installation, steel fabrication and erection, modular fabrication and assembly, plant maintenance, plumbing and heating, and steel and industrial supplies. For more information about Pioneer, visit

Premier Bank, Inc.

Financial Institution

Proviron Industries

In 1996, Proviron America Inc was established with a production site in Friendly (West Virginia). The site has parallel activities to Proviron Industries and is dedicated to the American market. Proviron America is also the sales, marketing, and logistics platform for fine chemicals.

Putnam County Chamber of Commerce

Putnam County Chamber of Commerce mission is to attract and enhance business opportunities for the county.

Reo Logistics

Public & Contract Warehousing, Chemical Packaging, Fulfillment Services, Business Incubator

Robert C. Byrd Institute

The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI), West Virginia’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, is focused on the manufacturing industry across West Virginia and the region. RCBI works with manufacturers to help them successfully compete in today’s increasingly global marketplace by providing access to the latest manufacturing technology and technical training as well as online business development opportunities. The RCBI Composites Technology & Training Center, the only facility of its kind on the East Coast, offers engineering assistance, prototyping and training services and leases production, measuring and testing equipment to the state’s growing composites-manufacturing sector. RCBI’s goal is to help transform manufacturers into powerful, just-in-time, global competitors.

Safety Training and Rescue LLC

Safety training specializing in: confined space, high angle, hazardous materials, OSHA, general industry and construction.

Shale Crescent USA

Shale Crescent USA is a 501 (c) 4, non-profit organization that markets the Mid-Ohio Valley as the best location for high-energy intensive businesses to locate or expand, as a result of the region’s abundance of natural gas; the lowest natural gas prices in the developed world; an abundance of water for manufacturing and transportation (The Ohio River); proximity to nearly 70% of total U.S. PE and PP demand and within a day’s drive to over 50% of the North American population.

Star Plastics, Inc.

Star Plastics, Inc is a custom compounder of engineering grade thermoplastics, and has been in the plastics processing business for over 25 years. We offer Custom Color Compounding, Tolling Services and Material Trading–all designed to help you bring value to your material. We are your competitive advantage in an ever-changing market!

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a business-focused firm with particular strengths in energy, labor, employment and litigation. It comprises over 180 lawyers resident in seven locations throughout West Virginia and Ohio. For nearly a century, Steptoe & Johnson has demonstrated its commitment to quality, devoting personal attention, experience, skill, and resources to client focused service.

Stonewall Marketing Group

Stonewall Group is a full service marketing firm offering strategic communications services.

Tri-State Roofing & Sheet Metal Company

Proudly serving its customers with quality roofing and sheet metal services.

Tyler County Development Authority

Tyler County’s diverse assets combine to offer outstanding opportunities for business investment, recreational activities, and the enjoyment of a high quality of life. A wealth of varied business locations are available within fully served industrial parks, green field sites and available buildings. A highly motivated and dedicated workforce has allowed business to thrive. A skilled available workforce adds to Tyler County’s attractiveness for businesses investment and expansion. The Tyler County Development Authority provides new and expanding businesses with an attractive array of assistance programs, including site selection, financing sponsorship, and workforce procurement and training. Noted for its genuine hospitality, historic atmosphere, and diverse scenic beauty, Tyler County offers an array of attractions to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. Art, antiques, entertainment, special events, fairs, festivals, natural areas, including a National Wildlife Refuge, National Historic Districts and landmarks, and specialty shopping combine to make Tyler County an outstanding vacation, weekend visit, retirement or business destination.

United Bank, Inc.

Financial Institution

West Virginia Chamber of Commerce

The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce provides business leadership to meet state and regional issues. We do those things that help our members grow.

West Virginia Development Office

Improving the quality of life for all West Virginians by strengthening our communities and expanding the state’s economy to create more and better jobs.

West Virginia Manufacturers Association

The West Virginia Manufacturers Association was founded in 1915 and represents manufacturers throughout the state, in all sectors of the industry, from small to very large manufacturers. WVMA is the only statewide organizations that deals exclusively with manufacturing issues and represent the interest of our members on issues at the state and federal levels.

West Virginia State Bldg & Construction Council, AFL-CIO

Union representation of construction workers

West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Higher Education

Wood County Development Authority

Wood County Development Authority is involved in a variety of programs aimed at the creation of new businesses and jobs for the people of Wood County.

Workforce Development Board – Mid-Ohio Valley

Employment and training programs; youth programs.