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David Lieving

David Lieving

David Lieving named President & CEO of Huntington Area Development Council (HADCO)

Huntington, West Virginia

Huntington, West Virginia

We are proud of the Huntington region and all it represents. We offer numerous amenities and incentives for you, your family and your company to locate here.

Retail Development

Retail Development

Our area is home to the largest mall in West Virginia with over 150 businesses. The downtown Pullman Square retail area mixes national franchises with local entrepreneurs.

Metalworking

Metalworking

The region is one of the most diversified metalworking areas in the country supplying a variety of products for aerospace, oil and gas, automotive, coal, defense, and pollution control industries.

Transportation

Transportation

Our area is served by two rail lines, passenger rail service, two airports, and Interstate 64. A new intermodal facility is currently being developed. Huntington is also the country’s largest inland port.

Biotech Development

Biotech Development

HADCO partners with Marshall University to promote and market the area’s biotech assets. This includes the development of a biotech incubator at the University.

Taxes Lowered

Taxes Lowered

The WV Corporate Net Income Tax rate was reduced to 6.5% on January 1, 2014. The Business Franchise tax, which is being phased out, was reduced to 0.1% on January 1, 2014.

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About HADCO

HADCO is a proud member of the Accredited Economic Development Organization. Our mission is to attract new employers to Cabell and Wayne Counties, West Virginia, to retain existing employers, and to help all employers expand their businesses. We market the assets of the greater Huntington area to business prospects looking to relocate or expand. Learn more about us ›

News & Resources

05/14/2016

The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing held a commencement ceremony in Huntington for the Machinist Technology/CNC Program.  Congratulations to Brandon Baker, Christopher Burgess, Joseph Funderbunk, Michael Gibson, Greg May, Randall Pennington, Christopher Rafferty, Estel Scarberry and Clilfford Yeager.  The following students successfully completed the RCBI Machinist Technology 1-Year Certificate Program: Billy Booth, Mark Cooper, Adam Hayden, Josh Jeffrey, Jacob Kearns, David Powell, James Reid and Joshua Whitley.   Adult students enrolled in the Machinist Technology/CNC Program receive specialized hands-on and classroom instruction that prepares them for local jobs in the metalworking sector.  CNC Machinist runs computer-operated equipment to create machine parts, tools and other mass-produced items.  The curriculum is designed with industry involvement so students learn job-specific skills that are needed in the workplace.  The RCBI program specifically develops hand-on skills working on conventional manual machines as well as computer-numeric-controlled (CNC) equipment.  Participating students also have an option through Mountwest Community & Technical College to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree. The following students completed the RCBI Welding Technology Program: Sarah Damron, Adam Hatten, Lindsey Maynard II, Mark Russell, Christopher Tilson and Tyler Varney. The RCBI Welding Technology Program also has a partnership with Mountwest Community & Technical College and the Cabell County Career Technology Center.  The RCBI Welding program prepares individuals to meet the demands of area manufacturers.  Welding skills are developed and reinforced through a proven, hands-on approach with intensive student-instructor interaction. Dr. Steven L. Brown, Dean, Career and Technical Division Mountwest Community & Technical College spoke about how rapid changes in technology have driven a continuous need for employers to seek workers with advanced knowledge and skills.  Dr. Brown said “Today’s workers need to possess the skills necessary to operate sophisticated equipment in the workplace in order keep business competitive in the world marketplace.” David Lieving, President & CEO of the Huntington Area Development Council (HADCO) provided the keynote address.  Lieving pointed out that metalworking sector has a long history in the Huntington area and it remains a target sector for HADCO.  While many of the graduates had already lined up jobs prior to graduation, he mentioned growth opportunities are present with some area employers who are currently seeking skilled workers.  DARCO/HG Medical is currently looking for skilled machinist and machine operators as they continue to expand operations in Huntington.  Hercules International also has current openings for a Machinist and a CNC Lathe Operator. View...

05/14/2016

Women looking for apprenticeships and entry-level technology-oriented jobs in the…

5/14/2016
The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing held a commencement ceremony in Huntington for the Machinist Technology/CNC Program. Congratulations to Brandon Baker, Christopher Burgess, Joseph Funderbunk, Michael Gibson, Greg May, Randall Pennington, Christopher Rafferty, Estel Scarberry and Clilfford Yeager. The following students successfully completed the RCBI Machinist Technology 1-Year Certificate Program: Billy Booth, Mark Cooper, Adam Hayden, Josh Jeffrey, Jacob Kearns, David Powell, James Reid and Joshua Whitley. Adult students enrolled in the Machinist Technology/CNC Program receive specialized hands-on and classroom instruction that prepares them for local jobs in the metalworking sector. CNC Machinist runs computer-operated equipment to create machine parts, tools and other mass-produced items. The curriculum is designed with industry involvement so students learn job-specific skills that are needed in the workplace. The RCBI program specifically develops hand-on skills working on conventional manual machines as well as computer-numeric-controlled (CNC) equipment. Participating students also have an option through Mountwest Community & Technical College to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree. The following students completed the RCBI Welding Technology Program: Sarah Damron, Adam Hatten, Lindsey Maynard II, Mark Russell, Christopher Tilson and Tyler Varney. The RCBI Welding Technology Program also has a partnership with Mountwest Community & Technical College and the Cabell County Career Technology Center. The RCBI Welding program prepares individuals to meet the demands of area manufacturers. Welding skills are developed and reinforced through a proven, hands-on approach with intensive student-instructor interaction. Dr. Steven L. Brown, Dean, Career and Technical Division Mountwest Community & Technical College spoke about how rapid changes in technology have driven a continuous need for employers to seek workers with advanced knowledge and skills. Dr. Brown said “Today’s workers need to possess the skills necessary to operate sophisticated equipment in the workplace in order keep business competitive in the world marketplace.” David Lieving, President & CEO of the Huntington Area Development Council (HADCO) provided the keynote address. Lieving pointed out that metalworking sector has a long history in the Huntington area and it remains a target sector for HADCO. While many of the graduates had already lined up jobs prior to graduation, he mentioned growth opportunities are present with some area employers who are currently seeking skilled workers. DARCO/HG Medical is currently looking for skilled machinist and machine operators as they continue to expand operations in Huntington. Hercules International also has current openings for a Machinist and a CNC Lathe Operator.
5/14/2016
*Currently, the Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship is ONLY available in Huntington, WV.
5/14/2016
The May 17 meeting will include an update on major revitalization planning and economic development projects underway in Huntington, WV.

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HADCO President Gary Walton answers questions from a group of Japanese students during a brief stop in Kyoto, Japan.