SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia Treasurer Riley Moore served as the guest speaker for the Jefferson County Development Authority’s event Wednesday night recognizing manufacturing businesses.
Dennis Jarvis, director of the JCDA, spoke about the benefits of manufacturing in the area, sharing that there are probably 100 different manufacturers in Jefferson County.
“Manufacturing is a wonderful initiative for our county,” Jarvis said, stating that within Jefferson County, manufacturing businesses include everything from food and beverage, metal fabrication, mill planning, distilleries and woodworking, as well as larger manufacturers such as Dalb and Rockwool.
Jarvis spoke briefly of how, when he chose to accept the position at JCDA, he was told that manufacturing jobs would not be successful here.
“That was a challenge. Don’t tell me I can’t win,” he said, sharing that the JCDA has completed 11 business transactions within the last 16 months, many of them small businesses but manufacturers, nonetheless…