Rock Creek Development Park


Gateway to Growth and Revitalization in Southern West Virginia

In January 2016, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced plans to develop the largest mixed-use development project in West Virginia history. The site offers the opportunity to foster residential, commercial, industrial, recreational and educational development in southern West Virginia.  The State of West Virginia is actively promoting available property for industrial development.


Strategic Location

  • Located in Boone and Lincoln Counties near the border of Logan County in the heart of Southern West Virginia
  • Within 25 miles of major interstate corridors (I-77, I-79, and I-64)
  • Prime location adjacent to U.S. Route 119, a major north/south corridor
  • Less than 30 miles from the Capital City of Charleston and a regional airport




Site Specifics

  • Approximately 12,000 acres of flat, developable land
  • Size of the city of Huntington; larger than Morgantown, Wheeling and Parkersburg
  • Laborshed of more than 400,000 workers, many of whom are highly skilled and displaced
  • On-site rail service by CSX
  • Large available power grid and natural gas lines in place
  • The West Virginia Economic Development Authority will oversee property development


State’s Strong Commitment to Next Steps

The Rock Creek Development Park project is a significant undertaking, but the State of West Virginia is committed to bringing this vision to fruition. Next step plans for development include:

  • Completion of a 2.6 mile access road to US 119
  • Extension of existing utilities including water, sewer, and fiber  lines
  • Ongoing master planning of the development park 

Become a Partner

The Rock Creek Development Park project represents vast potential to bring about economic restructuring in the southern region of West Virginia, a region that has been affected by the downturn of the coal industry. This project holds great potential for both the region and investors as we chart a brighter course for the Mountain State.  


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Career Opportunities

Business & Industrial Development, Economic Development Representative

Under general supervision, this is experienced level business development work. The objective is to identify growth companies and facilitate business investment and job growth in the State of West Virginia.

The position reports directly to the Director of Business & Industrial Development in the West Virginia Development Office.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in a relevant field such as industrial development, finance, economics, marketing, etc.

Minimum Experience:

Two years of full-time paid professional experience in a relevant position such as business development, sales, marketing, banking, consulting, marketing, commercial real-estate or economics.

Successful track record in negotiating and closing complex transactions.

Preferred Experience:

Two years of successful sales, business development exceeding performance metrics.

Personal Attributes:

The ideal candidate for the position will be:

  • Leader: Recognized as an effective leader and goal focused motivator.
  • Team Oriented: Able to work in a collaborative culture. Track record of success in team setting, extracurricular activities, etc.
  • Purpose Driven: Believes in the mission to catalyze opportunities for West Virginia
  • Motivated: Self-starter with great time management skills
  • Achievement Oriented: Consistently have attained/exceeded individual and team goals
  • Competitive: Loves to compete, thinks strategically about the path to victory, and puts in the work to succeed.
  • Highly Intelligent: A quick study, able to grasp business drivers and position our assets for success.
  • Disciplined: Brings a proven ability to execute without supervision.
  • Collaborative: Leverages the strengths of others while personally supporting and enabling others to succeed.
  • Open Communicator: Excellent listener; proven ability to negotiate with all constituents.
  • Credible: A reputation for sustained, principle-centered, win-win relationships
  • Curious: Has a genuine drive for continuous learning and a better understanding of the world.

Extensive state, national, and some international travel may be required.

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Privacy Policy

Last Update: 11/28/11


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  • We collect information (name, electronic or postal address, etc.) that you choose to give us.
  • The information we collect may be combined with information obtained from other Executive Branch Departments’ websites and services.
  • Information is retained in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, and other policies.


  • We use personal information for purposes that relate to the reason you provide it. If information is used for another purpose, we will obtain your permission.
  • For purposes matching the reason you provided the information, or as required by law, we may share your information with other state and federal agencies as well as others we have hired to assist us.
  • We may share non-personal information for purposes related to improving our business practices. 
  • To the extent permitted by law, information collected by the West Virginia Small Business Development Center ("WVSBDC") will be treated as confidential and will not be disclosed. Under federal law, the WVSBDC may not disclose the name, address, or telephone number of any individual or small business receiving assistance without consent of such individual or small business unless (i) the Administrator of the Small Business Administration ("SBA Administrator") is ordered to make such a disclosure by a court in any civil or criminal enforcement action initiated by a Federal or State agency; or (ii) the SBA Administrator considers such a disclosure to be necessary for the purpose of conducting a financial audit of a small business development center, but a disclosure for this purpose shall be limited to the information necessary for such audit.  The SBA Administration may access program activity data and use client information to conduct client surveys. 12 U.S.C.A § 648(a)(7)(A) (2010).


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  • All personal information and non personal information is stored on a secured computer server. Some of the applications serving the public are hosted on different servers that have additional security measures, depending upon the type of information required and obtained. Local, more detailed notices regarding privacy and security will be provided to users while using these features.
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