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Bridgeport & Clarksburg

About Bridgeport & Clarksburg

About Bridgeport

“Opportunity Lives Here.” Approximately 8,365 citizens of the community enjoy an award-winning library, excellent schools, abundant parks and recreational activities, pleasant neighborhoods and a progressive, responsive government. Located at the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and Interstate 79, the residential community is rapidly becoming a center for retail and professional services. Bridgeport is home to the new state-of-the-art United Hospital Center (UHC) and the medical community that enhances it. The North Central West Virginia Airport with the longest runway in the state is also in Bridgeport and supports the adjacent aeronautics industries. Bridgeport is home to master planned communities such as White Oaks and Charles Pointe.

About Clarksburg

Clarksburg, WV, is home to 16,439 citizens. The hillsides of this “Mountaineer Country” offer a beautiful seasonal backdrop where history meets high-tech. As the largest city and seat in Harrison County, Clarksburg offers citizens a rich mix of retail, industrial, professional and governmental services, and one of the best preserved historical downtowns in the state. During the 1900s and into the 21st century, Clarksburg experienced an unprecedented growth in projects that will continue to keep the city in main economic and employment center in the future. In the historic district, Fairmont State University opened a large Clarksburg campus serving approximately 1,400 students each week. This 36,000-square-foot facility continues to be a focal point of higher education in the greater Clarksburg area. The Clarksburg Federal Building opened in 1999, gathering all federal agencies, such as Social Security Administration and GSA in the city with approximately 250 employees into a three-story building. Clarksburg has also created the largest continuous outdoor strip mall in the state. Eastpointe and Newpointe are home to many large and small retailers, hotels, banks, and a health service facility. This area continues to grow at a rapid rate. The medical community in Clarksburg is strong and continues to grow. Clarksburg has several urgent care facilities and is the home of the Highland Hospital. The Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center serves veterans from 26 counties in West Virginia and portions of three adjacent states. In 2007, the new Veterans Nursing Home was completed with a 120-bed capacity and a staff of 190. Clarksburg is truly a city that enjoys the amenities of larger cities but with the advantages of a small, hometown community. The members of the Clarksburg City Council found it fitting to adopt the slogan “Proud Past…Unlimited Future.” We think you’ll agree when you choose to live, work, or play in our community.

Community, Climate & Location

Harrison County’s diverse economy makes it an ideal place to do business. The business-friendly environment has a variety of industries that work together to advance the economic growth of the region.

Beyond work, the quality of life in Harrison County is rich with opportunity. The scenic beauty, comfortable climate, and the numerous parks and recreation venues of the region offer ample opportunity for relaxation and enough excitement for all outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy cultural arts performances, savor the local cuisine in our fine dining restaurants, and visit historic landmarks, specialty shops and heritage festivals.

Harrison County was created from Monongalia County, Virginia, in 1784 and was named for Benjamin Harrison, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. It is located in the north-central section of the state, 120 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and mid-way between Cincinnati, Ohio, and Washington, D.C.

Clarksburg, the county seat, was originally chartered in 1785. It was named for Gen. George Rogers Clark, a renowned explorer and Indian fighter. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was born there on January 21, 1824. General Jackson fought for the Confederacy, although Clarksburg was a Union stronghold.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 417 square miles (1,079 km²), of which, 416 square miles (1,078 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.13%) is water. The county is drained by the West Fork River and its tributaries, including Tenmile Creek, Simpson Creek, Elk Creek, and Hackers Creek.

Clinics

As of the census of 2010, there were 69,099 people residing in the county.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,100. The per capita income for the county was $37,342.

Mean Annual Temperature: 52° F

 Health Access Inc – 304-326-6305

January Averages: High 39° F – Low 19° F

July Averages: High 85° F – Low 61° F

Precipitation: Annual 42.3˝ – January 2.91˝ – July 4.05˝

Mean Annual Snowfall: 30˝

Healthcare

United Hospital Center
The United Hospital Center is designed around the environment with the patient, family, staff, and community in mind; enhanced patient privacy; a high level of technology integration and improved access.

United Hospital Center is located off I-79 at Exit 124/Jerry Dove Drive in Bridgeport

The facility has 292 private inpatient rooms and 24 observation rooms. The United Hospital Center is 681,440 square foot, eight-level structure and there are 2,570 parking spaces

Services available include acute beds in critical care, telemetry, medical, surgical, obstetrics, and pediatrics. Sub-acute beds in transitional care and behavioral health as well as inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and treatment services. Other services including nationally accredited comprehensive community cancer center, emergency department, invasive cardiology.

For more information on United Hospital Center, current activities sponsored by the hospital, or patient/doctor referrals, please call 681-342-1000 or online.

Veteran’s Services

The Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Healthcare System serves the veteran population of approximately 70,000 in West Virginia and adjacent counties in Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Inpatient medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and transitional care are offered at this 100-bed facility, as well as residential rehabilitation programs for substance abuse and PTSD.

For more information about the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Healthcare System please call 304-623-3461 or 800-733-0512. You can also find more information online at http://www.clarksburg.va.gov/.

Highland Clarksburg Hospital

The Highland Clarksburg Hospital open in August 2013 for child and adolescent acute inpatient psychiatric care for ages 5-12 years of age, and Adolescents ages 13-17. This includes specialized programs for Adolescence with co-occurring substance abuse disorders and intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information on other programs, please call 304-969-3100 or visit 304-969-3100.

Ambulance Services

 Harrison County Emergency Services – 304-623-4115

 Harrison County EMS – 304-623-4295

Clinics

 MedExpress Urgent Care – Clarksburg 304-623-5094

 Lively Health Care Center – 304-884-8941

 Louis A Johnson VA Medical Center – 304-623-3461

 Health Access Inc – 304-326-6305

 United Hospital Center– 681-342-100

 Medpointe Family Medicine – 304-423-5180

 Bridgeport Behavioral Clinic – 304-363-5741

Local Libraries

Nutter Fort Public Library – 304-622-7563
Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library – 304-627-2236
Southern Area Library – 304-745-4865
Bridgeport Public Library – 304-842-8248
Lowe Public Library – 304-592-1700
Center Point Outpost Library – 304-782-2461
Mannington Public Library – 304-986-2803

Child/Day Care Centers

Harrison County offers numerous centers for child care. Take a minute to visit www.childcarecenter.us. This is a parent’s one-stop-shop resource for daycare, programs, before and after school care, and much more.

Local Churches

There are many different congregations representing various religious affiliations in Harrison County. To find out more information go to: www.wvchurches.org.

Government

Clarksburg

Mayor and 6 Council Members, 1 City Manager

Harrison County

3 Commissioners, County Administrator

Planning

Both the City of Clarksburg and Harrison County have Planning Commissions.

Harrison County & City Officials

Harrison County Commissioners – Frank Angotti, Ron Watson, Bernie Fazzini
301 W Main Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301 304-624-8500

Harrison County Courthouse
301 W Main Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301 304-623-6553

Harrison County Clerk – Susan J. Thomas
301 W Main Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301 304-624-8675

Harrison County Assessor – Cheryl L. Romano
301 W Main Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301 304-624-8510

Harrison County Sheriff and Treasurer – Albert Marano
301 W Main Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301 304-623-6655

Monongalia County Planning Commission Executive Director Planning Department

Charlotte Shaffer
301 W Main Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301 304-624-8690

City of Clarksburg

City Hall
222 West Main St. Clarksburg, WV 26301 304-624-1673

City Officials

City Manager – Martin Howe
Mayor – Catherine Goings
Vice Mayor – Gary Bowden
City Council – Margaret A. Bailey, Robert “Bob” Caplan, Jim Malfregeot, Sam Lopez, Patsy Trecost II
City Clerk – Annette Wright Chamberlain
City Planner Chairman – J. Patrick Shaffer

Clarksburg Police Department

Chief: Robbie Hilliard 304-624-1610
222 W Main St. Clarksburg, WV 26301

Harrison Co. Board of Education
408 E. B. Saunders Way
P. O. Box 1370 Clarksburg, WV 26302 304-624-3325

Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Mark Manchin

The Harrison County Board of Education meets regularly on the first and third Tuesday each month at 6:00 p.m. in the board office conference room located at 408 E. B. Saunders Way in Clarksburg.

WVU Harrison Co Extension
1117 Good Hope Pike Clarksburg, WV 26301 304-624-8650

Schools

High Schools

Bridgeport High 304-326-7137
Liberty High 304-326-7470
Lincoln High 304-326-7400
Robert C. Byrd 304-326-7200
South Harrison High 304-326-7560
Alternative Learning Center 304-326-7560
United Technical Center 304-326-7582

Middle Schools

Bridgeport Middle 304-326-7142
Lumberport Middle 304-326-7540
Mountaineer Middle 304-326-7460
South Harrison Middle 304-326-7460
Washington Irving Middle 304-326-7420

Elementary Schools

Adamston Elementary 304-326-7070
Big Elm Elementary 304-326-7280
Johnson Elementary 304-326-7109
Lost Creek Elementary 304-326-7040
Lumberport Elementary 304-326-7020
North View Elementary 304-326-7650
Nutter Fort Primary 304-326-7520
Nutter Fort Intermediate 304-326-7501
Salem Elementary 304-326-7180
Simpson Elementary 304-326-7060
West Milford Elementary 304-326-7030
Wilsonburg Elementary 304-326-7640

Special Programs

Parent Education Resource Center 304-326-7692
Pressley Ridge 304-624-9875

Private Schools

Emmanuel Christian School
Heritage Christian School
St. Marys Grade School
Notre Dame High School

Technical Schools

United Technical Center 304-326-7580
West Virginia Junior College 304-842-4007
Pierpont Community and Technical College’s Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center 304-842-8330
PIA Career Services (CDL Training) 304-326-7580

Universities

Salem International University 304-326-1390
FSU- Gaston Caperton Center 304-623-5721 304-367-4026

Taxes in Bridgeport

More information to come…

Taxes in Clarksburg

More information to come…

Business Assistance

Financial Assistance

The state of West Virginia offers a variety of financial incentive programs to encourage the location of business and industry. For example, The West Virginia Economic Development Authority (WVEDA) can provide up to 45 percent in financing fixed assets by providing low-interest, direct loans to expanding existing businesses, as well as new businesses locating in West Virginia. Other financing programs available from the WVEDA include Indirect Loan Programs, and Industrial Revenue Bonds. Venture capital for small businesses is available via the WV Jobs Investment Trust and the WV Capital Company Act. Project infrastructure financing may also be available via the WV Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council and Tax Increment Financing.

Employee Training

The state offers Workforce Development grant programs to assist new and expanding businesses fulfill their training needs. A combination of customized training for a company’s specific needs and a statewide vocational training system will provide trained workers for business.

Tax Incentives

West Virginia offers many tax incentives to encourage business and industry to locate, expand or modernize facilities in this state. The Economic Opportunity Tax Credit is perhaps the most liberal tax credit allowed by any state. It permits a qualifying taxpayer to recover up to 80 percent of the cost of the investment through credits against state taxes applied over a period of up to 13 years. There are also tax credits for Corporate Headquarters Relocation, Manufacturing Investment, and Strategic R & D Investment.

Charles Pointe: A master-planned community encompassing over 1,700 acres of prime real estate located in Bridgeport. For more information call 304-808-8000 or visit www.charlespoint.com

White Oaks Business Park: a high-end environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing business park spanning Exits 124 and 125, along Interstate 79. It is the premier address for business, providing a modern green business park with a campus-type atmosphere. For more information call 304-326-0191 or visit www.whiteoaksw.net.

Harrison County Major Employers

US Department of Justice (FBI)
Harrison County Board of Education
United Hospital Center, Inc.
Department of Veterans Affairs, Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center)
Pratt and Whitney Engine Services, Inc.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
United Summit Center
Dominion Transmission Corporation
Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations
Bombardier Services Corporation, Inc.

Voter Registration

Registration must occur at least 30 days prior to an election in order to vote in that election. To register to vote, a person must be at least 18 years old or attain 18 years of age on or before the next general election, a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident of Monongalia County, and must not claim voting residence in another state or territory. In order to register, you must present a valid ID (i.e., birth certificate, driver’s license, or a passport.) You can register at the County Courthouse (304.623.6553)

To determine the location of your polling place, check your registration ID card to determine your precinct number. Then check the local newspaper for your precinct number location. Polling locations are open on Election Day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Contact the Office of the Circuit Clerk to obtain an absentee ballot.

Population

Population – 68,761

Households – 27,599

Persons Per Household – 2.47

Race and Ethnicity, Harrison County, 2013

White – 95.9%
African American – 1.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native – .2%
Asian – .6%
Hispanic – 1.5%

Utility Companies

Electric

HREA- 304-624-6365
Mon Power – 800-255-3443

Gas

Dominion Hope 304-363-6300
Columbia – 304-626-2340
Lumberport-Shinnston – 304-584-4545
Equitable – 800-924-2840

Telephone

Citynet 304-848-5400
Frontier 304-623-6994

Cable

Time Warner 800-677-9767
Suddenlink 800-874-2915

Trash

Waste Management 304-842-7010
Enterprise Sanitation 304-622-1740
City of Stonewood 304-623-2919
City of Nutter Fort 304-622-7713
Harrison County Solid Waste Authority 304-326-0086

Water

Clarksburg 304-623-3711
Bridgeport 304-842-8220
Salem 304-782-1313
Shinnston 304-592-2126
Stonewood 304-623-2919
Nutter Fort 304-622-7713
Lumberport 304-584-4370
Summit Park PSD 304-623-5304
East View PSD 304-623-2502
Hepzibah PSD 304-623-2217

Helpful links

Convention & Visitors Bureau: http://www.clarksburgvisitorswv.com/
Chamber of Commerce: https://www.harrisoncountychamber.com
The Exponent Telegram: https://www.theet.com/
Homes & Land: https://www.homesandland.com
Harrison County Schools: https://www.harcoboe.net/
North Central West Virginia Airport: https://www.flyckb.com/site/
Harrison County United Way: https://www.unitedwayhcwv.org/

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