November 20, 2018 Jefferson County Development Authorityc/o Nicolas H. Diehl, Executive Director1948 Wiltshire Road, Suite No. 4Kearneysville, WV 25430 Re: Rockwool Water Project Dear Mr. Diehl: Please be advised that I represent Jefferson County Vision, Inc., a […]
Letter from perhaps the county’s leading historian William Howard Adams. it reads: Dear Commissioner Noland and neighbors, It is now some fifty years that Margaret and Dr. John Washington invited my wife and I to Jefferson County and Harewood for […]
Major news outlets report that supporting Rockwool is a losing idea for candidates in Jefferson County. See below for a round up of quotes and links from this week’s election headlines. “‘I had been hearing that there was a lot […]
Rockwool is a global-scale insulation factory with 21 story smokestacks that will produce toxic emissions. The state and local government are sponsoring Rockwool with tens of millions of dollars in direct funding, infrastructure deals, and special tax breaks. Rockwool is […]
Download the Statement (.pdf) STATEMENT TEXT: To: Senator Manchin From: Potomac Valley Audubon Society Re: Opposition Statement on Rockwool Plant proposed for Jefferson County, WV The Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAS) has served Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties in West […]
Rockwool is grabbing $2.2 million in our tax dollars directly from the West Virginia treasury. The public didn’t know about this agreement until it was provided in response to a Freedom Of Information request. Its existence was specifically held as […]
From a FOIA response, Jefferson County Vision has discovered our state government is giving Rockwool $2.2 million in direct taxpayer funding. This is beyond the generous infrastructure funding and Rockwool’s multimillion dollar local tax breaks. The West Virginia Department of […]
SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, WV. The West Virginia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics released a letter yesterday challenging the proposed Rockwool insulation factory located near schools in Jefferson County. READ THE LETTER (.pdf) The American Academy of Pediatrics is one […]
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October 20, 2023
JCV has entered its fifth year of serving the community. A...
September 12, 2023
Comprehensive plans for Jefferson County and the locales contained within will shape the future of what our home looks like. The comprehensive plans should NOT include any heavy industry. These plans are reviewed when businesses express an interest in coming to Jefferson County. Most recently, a request was submitted to rezone an area to accommodate heavy industry.
August 23, 2023
Jefferson County Development Authority, often referred to as JCDA, plays a key role in recruiting new businesses to the county. As stated on their website, "the mission of the Jefferson County Development Authority is to provide an increased and diverse tax base for Jefferson County. The JCDA also provides new employment opportunities for our citizens through the attraction of medium sized light manufacturing and other types of business, and through the retention and expansion of existing businesses in Jefferson County."