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About Us

Promoting Economic Development in Marion County, West Virginia since 1954

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The Marion Regional Development Corporation (MRDC) is a non-profit, private economic development organization, sponsored by the Marion County Commission and the City of Fairmont.

MRDC promotes new investment, job creation, and the retention of existing businesses across Marion County, West Virginia.

MRDC and its predecessor, the Fairmont Industrial & Credit Corporation, developed the I-79 Technology Park, Fairmont Industrial Park, Valley Industrial Park, and the Marion Regional Business Park creating millions of dollars in new investment and thousands of jobs.

What We Do

MRDC markets Marion County as a business location for new and existing businesses. We work closely with other economic development organizations to provide our clients with a unique, personalized response to their inquiries so they can make the best possible business decision.

Our team will assist you in obtaining the right information, meeting the right people, and connecting you to the right programs for your business.

MRDC Maintains:

  • An inventory of available sites and buildings in the county. 
  • Community and demographic information, including demographics, labor force, wage rates, education, and housing. 
  • Information about business resources and incentives, such as business assistance groups, workforce training, incentives, and tax credits to assist new and expanding businesses. 

Our Funding Partners Include:

The Marion County Commission 

Belinda Biafore - Economic & Community Development Grant Coordinator    304-367-5341

The City of Fairmont 

Shae Strait - Director of Planning & Development    304-366-6212 Ext 249

MRDC Officers & Directors

President - Nick Fantasia
Secretary - Gerry Schmidt
Treasurer - Jonathan Board
Director - Rocco Fucillo
Director - Linda Longstreth
Director - Tony Merendino
Director - Alex Petry
Director- Jay Rogers
Director - Tina Shaw
Director- Shae Strait
Executive Director - Bruce McDaniel (email)