CHARLESTON, W.Va. (PRWEB) July 31, 2013
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today released the West Virginia Edge Business Report. The report documents the state’s economic progress. The July 2013 report highlights projects and related announcements from businesses both large and small that will assist with the creation of new jobs and the preservation of existing jobs.
West Virginia economy among country’s fastest growing
West Virginia is among the top 10 states with the fastest growing economy, according to preliminary statistics released in June 2013 by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 2.5 percent in 2012, up from 1.6 percent in 2011. West Virginia’s GDP grew by 3.3 percent in 2012. A comprehensive measure of U.S. economic activity, GDP represents the market value of the goods and services produced in the country during a specified time.
Coast Guard $15.9 million expansion lands 150 new jobs in Jefferson County
The Coast Guard Operations System Center is expanding its operations center in Kearneysville. The project includes leasing 40,000 additional square feet in the Burr Business Park. The space is expected to be ready for occupancy next fall. The extra space will allow the Coast Guard to consolidate several positions and add 150 new personnel over the next few years. The center currently provides support for more than 60 Coast Guard information technology (IT) systems.
Gestamp announces skilled jobs available in Kanawha County plant
Gestamp West Virginia is recruiting to fill several positions in its South Charleston automotive stamping facility. The international company currently has approximately 200 permanent and temporary employees and plans to hire more by the end of the year. The positions now available are robotic engineer, tool & die technicians, maintenance technicians, IT manager, manufacturing supervisor and team leade
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