North Central West Virginia, an area once known for coal-mines and farmland, has become a center for research and development in technology, healthcare and biometrics. The burgeoning growth in these areas has created a need for essential services to support both business and residential users.
White Oaks Business Park is located near the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Center (CJIS) in Bridgeport, West Virginia, a 500,000 square foot facility that employs more than 3,000 workers. The FBI’s new Biometric Center of Excellence will be a 360,000 square foot facility and employ 1,500 people. Additionally, the new West Virginia University Hospital's affiliate, United Hospital Center (UHC), has recently completed construction across Route 279 from White Oaks, employs 1,800 full-time people and has 220 beds.
Jack Keeley, H. Wood Thrasher, owner of Thrasher Engineering, Inc., formed the largest business park in North Central West Virginia in 2008 with the purchase of 470 acres. It was immediately evident to the partners that sustainable growth opportunities were beginning to take shape right in their very own backyard. The relocation of UHC, an expanding FBI complex and a recent increase in Oil & Gas activity had made the acreage poised for prosperity. The location of the White Oaks property was perfect for this development.
The vision of White Oaks is to provide a high-end environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing corporate business park where companies can provide a desirable location to work. Located around the business park are fitness walking trails, dedicated green space and parks which all add to the pleasant surroundings. White Oaks also provides amenities to corporate citizens at United Hospital Center, the FBI, the Biometric Center and to the traveling public. This is evidenced by White Oaks covenants, which protects those companies invested in the business park.
Below is the proposed Trail Guide for White Oaks Business Park.
BRIDGEPORT, WV IS CONVIENTLY LOCATED IN NORTH CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA, JUST TWO HOURS NORTH OF THE STATE CAPITAL, CHARLESTON, AND TWO HOURS SOUTH OF PITTSBURGH, PA. BRIDGEPORT, WV IS.A GROWING AND DIVERSE COMMUNITY. ECONOMIC INDICATORS PROJECT THE CITY WILL CONTINUE TO GROW FOR DECADES TO COME. AS MORE JOBS COME. AS MORE JOBS COME TO BRIDGEPORT, LOCAL BUSINESSES AND INDUSTRY WILL THRIVE AND THE POPULATION WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE.