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Major development to bring jobs to Mason County

The company’s goal is to be in production in 24 months.
A Fortune 150 company has chosen Mason County, West Virginia to build a new manufacturing facility.
Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 3:05 PM EST
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MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – The W.Va. House Finance Committee met Monday afternoon and on the agenda was the discussion of a major development planned for Mason County that would create 800 full-time positions.

According to lawmakers, a company plans to invest in a 1,370-acre plot of land off Route 2 in Apple Grove.

The manufacturing company would become a vendor as well as a customer to other businesses in West Virginia, lawmakers stated Monday afternoon.

In addition to the 800 full-time positions, the investment would also create 1,000-plus construction jobs.

The company’s goal is to be in production in 24 months.

During the finance meeting Monday, lawmakers discussed a financial study conducted by WVU that indicated the new development would generate an economic impact of $25 billion and produce almost $480 million in employment taxes.

According to the company, a rolling average wage is $96,000, excluding management.

The company and the Office of Economic Development have been negotiating for eight months.

This is a developing story.

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