Special Announcements

The Huntington Area Development Council (HADCO)is expanding its business outreach efforts. With funding secured through a joint grant between the Robert C. Byrd Institute and Advantage Valley and working in support of the Appalachian Hatchery Project which seeks to deliver local technical assistance to manufacturers and new training opportunities in communities across southern West Virginia, HADCO has hired Adam Phillips as its new business development specialist.
Mr. Phillips will work for the Huntington Area Development Council to deliver state and local financial and technical resources to expanding businesses and local startups. Phillips previously served as project manager for the Southern Ohio Port Authority in Scioto County, Ohio. He is a professional economic developer with experience in business recruitment and retention, as well as grant writing. 
Any existing businesses in the greater Huntington area seeking financial or technical assistance to expand or grow their business should reach out to Adam Phillips at  1-304-633-0990 or via email at  aphillips@hadco.org to set up an appointment. 
Shintaro Takase is the new Japanese Outreach Coordinator working at Marshall University. His job is to help everyone living in WV state and the Tri-state area learn more about Japan, its culture, language, and arts.
During the next two years (September 2017 through August 2019), he will be able to provide presentations at schools, civic groups, clubs, and other groups of people who want to learn more about Japan. These presentations are free and can be designed to meet the interest of the audience. 
His work at Marshall is supported by the Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI), an organization that promotes cultural awareness and understanding of Japan in the United States. This program is jointly administered by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) and the Laurasian Institution (TLI).
Contact information : takase@marshall.ed u
Upcoming Events

  • State Historic Preservation Office Training Session- Charleston, WV (November 14, 2017)
  • HADCO Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday (November 23-24, 2017)
  • Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce 2017 Healthcare Symposium-Huntington, WV (November 29, 2017)
  • Local Economic Development Grant Due (December 1, 2017)
  • Brownfields 2017-Pittsburgh, PA (December 5-7, 2017)
  • RCAC Lunch & Learn- RCBI Huntington (December 12, 2017)
  • HADCO Board of Directors-HADCO (December 20, 2017)
  • HADCO Closed for Christmas Holiday (December 25-26, 2017)
Featured Property- Maier Storage

The W.J. Maier Storage Company currently has up to 11,520 square feet of warehouse space available at the Maier Storage building located at 1663 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV (it can be subdivided). This quality space comes with a full sprinkler system, high ceilings, built-in office space/restrooms, electric garage doors, a new roof and is in a great location. The building has also been freshly painted. This flexible space can be used in multiple ways to satisfy your warehouse needs. Please contact LeAnne V. Kelly if you are interested in this space at (304) 343-2201.
Featured Business- Expense Assist

Expense Assist is a local Cost Reduction/Cost Containment organization with both software and services to help companies retain more of the revenue they earn. A graduate of Robert C. Byrd Institute’s Ten50 Accelerator Program, Expense Assist is a local company that is ready to serve your organization or business today. With a keen understanding of the fiscal challenges and organizational capacity that many accounting and finance departments are facing today, Expense Assist provides the help needed to stop the leaking of profits from the company with software and specialized experts in each one of the 40 different expense categories it reviews. With a minimal amount of time required by the CFO/Controller and his/her staff, the savings achieved by the Expense Assist team is typically in the range of 15% - 35% of annual spend in the areas reviewed. For more information on Expense Assist and the savings the company can provide, visit their website.
November 2017