Here Comes The IDEA Center

Those are the two options facing local economies across the state and nation in the 21st century, and on Friday afternoon, the Buckhannon-Upshur community signified its willingness to embark on a new path forward with a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Buckhannon Innovation Center. Friday’s ceremony marked the progression of Upshur County Development Authority Executive … Read more

Broadband Update

“UCDA is excited to see the new broadband equipment has started to arrive!  This is the beginning of a 1,000 square mile expansion project that will bring high sped internet to over 9,000 West Virginians.  These dishes will provide expanded backhaul capabilities to the network covering Upshur, Randolph and Barbour Counties.”

Community Connect Grant Awarded

Senator Shelly Moore Capito along with the USDA Representative from Washington DC presented the Central WV Development Association LLC (includes Barbour, Randolph & Upshur Counties EDA) a $3M Community Connect Grant to be used to bring broadband to these counties.  This will enhance what they currently have and/or add new service to the areas.  Micrologic … Read more

Corridor H

It was a great day for Corridor H as a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the 7.5 mile section currently being constructed from Kerens towards Parsons. The Corridor H Authority would like to thank Governor Justice and Secretary of Transportation Tom Smith for hosting the event. We would also like to thank all of the … Read more

Annual UCDA Board Meeting

UCDA held their annual board meeting, Wednesday, July 26th at Brushy Fork Event Center.   Overview of the past year – a celebration perhaps of the accomplishments of securing two grants almost totaling $5M.   Our new officers for FY2017-18 are:  President, Kathy McMurray; Vice President,  Skip Gjolberg; Secretary, Bobby Gompers and Treasurer, Wanda Bailey. … Read more

New Tennant – Upshur Co Industrial Park

Buckhannon WV:  Rob Hinton, Executive Director UCDA announced a new Industrial Park tenant FECC out of Orlando, FL are making improvements to their new site.  Fencing going up!  New job creation getting started in Upshur County.