Why would a company locate its business in Hampshire County, a rural county far from the economic activity of large cities? Such a decision doesn’t make sense for every company. But for some companies it makes perfect sense. In smaller rural markets like Hampshire County, companies receive extremely individualized and personalized service offering a cohesive presence to employers. Hampshire offers a uniquely experienced and committed work force which reduces supplemental recruiting and training expenses by providing employee longevity.
Hampshire County is located less than 2 hours from the Washington D.C. and Baltimore metro areas with ready access to major transportation routes including Interstate Highways 81, 68, 66 and 95. Hampshire’s county-wide HUBZone designation provides companies with priority opportunity for federal government contracting. In addition approximately 70% of Hampshire County is eligible for New Market Tax Credits.
The Hampshire County Economic Development Authority exists to connect businesses and prospects with local, state and federal resources. Coordinating services with the West Virginia Development Office to educate and facilitate business prospects on state incentives and financing options. Working with local government entities in a county business friendly environment, the HCDA can provide assistance including expediting permitting to businesses relocating or expanding in Hampshire.
Your business highway begins in Hampshire County and we’re closer than your think.
Here’s why – Hampshire County: West-PEP 2017 (video)
Video affiliation: Western Potomac Economic Partnership