Category Archives: News

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.

Broadband Grant Awarded

News Press Releases 06.20.17 CAPITO DELIVERS EXPANDED BROADBAND TO BARBOUR, RANDOLPH AND UPSHUR COUNTIES Senator’s Capito Connect plan making progress to connect West Virginia WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced $3 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide broadband access in Barbour, Randolph and … Read more

Justice signs broadband bill

West Virginians will soon have more options when it comes to getting a broadband connection. Gov. Jim Justice signed into law House Bill 3093 today, a bill designed to incentivize competition among internet providers and expand broadband access through various methods, ranging from co-ops to easier access to telecommunications poles. Throughout the session, various groups … Read more

Panel to push for faster internet speeds in WV

Eric Eyre, Charleston Gazette-Mail Staff Writer The new chairman of a governor-appointed panel wants to set a lofty goal for broadband speeds in West Virginia: Make gigabit internet service available statewide. That’s 100 times faster than average broadband speeds in the Mountain State. Some cities, like Chattanooga, Tennessee, offer access to gigabit internet service, but … Read more