The Boone County Community and Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit marketing beautiful Boone County, West Virginia. Located within 500 miles of half of the US population, we offer excellent transportation logistics for your products and a strong labor force. Come to Boone County and discover what we can do for your business!
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The Boone County WARN SYSTEM. This system will call phone numbers through out the county during an emergency such as flooding, disasters, or other dangers.
WV Coal Museum Has New Hours The West Virginia Coal Museum in Madison will be open Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from noon until 5:00 pm.
Coal Field Idol is Back! The 2017 Coal Field Idol will be held May 20 at 6:00 pm in the Madison Civic Center. Entry is $25. To enter, call 304-369-9127 or stop by the Boone County Development Office at 1 Avenue C in Madison.
Funding Secured for Rock Creek Development Park The state Division of Highways has secured $58 million in funding for the four-lane highway to be constructed to the Rock Creek Development Park in Boone and Lincoln counties. To read the full article, click here.
Governor Tomblin Unveils Hobet Project as Rock Creek Development Park Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced that the Hobet economic development project in Southern West Virginia will be known as Rock Creek Development Park. Through a public-private approach, the state has reached agreement with local landowners, who are donating developable acreage to the state, on more than 12,000 acres in Boone and Lincoln counties. The WV National Guard has signed onto land adjacent to the park. Property is now available for businesses. For more information, see the website here.
Events: Do you want to know what there is to do every week? Check out our community calendar! Do you have an event in Boone County? Contact us! We will add it to the calendar.
2017 Hatfied McCoy Trails Schedule All Trailheads will open every day except New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas. The trails will be open 365 days per year. Natural Resource Police Officers will be on the trails every day. If you need additional information, check the website at www.trailsheaven.com or call the main office during business hours at 304-752-3255. Look for a new trail coming to Boone County in 2017!
Madison Chosen for Economic Diversity Project Rev Up Madison will work with The Hub to discover what sectors local people want to see grow and what strengths in their community there are for them to build upon. Watch for future meeting dates and get involved! To read the announcement, click here. There is still time if you would like to join a subcommittee!
Retail, Small Business, Accommodations Team - Team Leader contact: Jovona Browning, firstname.lastname@example.org
Manufacturing Team - Team Leader contact: Linda Browning, email@example.com
Arts and Culture Team - Team Leader contact: Terry Bartley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tourism and Recreation Team - Team Leader contact: Joe Linville, email@example.com
Walking Trail Open Daily! Water Ways at Julian may be closed for the season, but the walking trail remains open. The paved walking track is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Boone Memorial Hospital Receives Permanent Designation as Level IV Trama Center Boone Memorial Hospital opened its new facility on June 25th. One of the many new features in the 77,000 square foot facility is its new and improved Emergency Room. The ER now has 12 patient beds, all private, compared to 6 at the former Boone Memorial. Read the full article here.
Governor Announces Major Impact Project for Boone County! During his State of the State address on January 13th, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced plans to develop the former Hobet Mine site as the largest industrial park in West Virginia. The 12,000 acre site is located in Boone and Lincoln Counties, but the project impact area will extend to all of the Southern West Virginia Coal Fields. To watch the Governor's address, click here. To read the latest update, click here.
Farmers Market Season Ends The produce growing season is coming to a close in Boone County and our farmers market is closed for the season. Fresh produce can be found at Mr Green Jeans, across from McDonald's. Start planning your garden for next year's market! No setup fees. No taxes. You keep all your profit! Ideas : Vegetables, fruits, honey, eggs, canned goods, baked goods, flowers, breads, candles, and much more! Bring your vegetables, fruits, baked goods, canned items, herbs, eggs, and firewood. No yard sale items, please. Spaces are not reserved and are first come, first served. If you are selling cooked food or baked goods,you must have a food handlers card obtained from Boone County Health Department. The fee for the card is $10.
Boone County is very good for income mobility for children in poor families. It is better than about 86 percent of counties. A recent study by two Harvard economists ranks Boone County, WV higher for the upward income mobility. To see the full New York Times article, click here.
GOVERNOR TOMBLIN ANNOUNCES THE ELIMINATION OF THE BUSINESS FRANCHISE TAX Click here to read more
Dreaming of Being Your OWN Boss? Talk with the BCCEDC! We can help you find a location, fill out the correct forms, and help market your company.