Weirton WV) – The Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle (BDC)
announced that Executive Director Marvin Six has announced his retirement from the twocounty development agency.
William D’Alesio, BDC Chairman stated, “Since joining in 2004, Marvin has been the person
most responsible for not just keeping the BDC going but growing. Marvin’s dedication is
unparalleled and much of the current economic development success we are experiencing from
Chester to Weirton to Beech Bottom is directly attributable to his commitment to the region.”
“Being part of the BDC for nearly twenty years and witnessing a revitalization of the Northern
Panhandle has been very rewarding. Hancock and Brooke counties have led the state in
economic development over the past few years and it’s been exciting to be part of that
success,” said BDC Executive Director Six.
BDC’s Assistant Director, Jacob Keeney and Program Director Anthony Clements will take over
the day-to-day operations while Six will remain with the BDC through the end of 2023 to assist
with the development projects currently underway to ensure a seamless transition.
D’Alesio ended, “Under Marvin’s leadership since 2019, the BDC has expanded partnerships
with the USEDA, WVEDA and Development Office to generate over a thousand high paying
jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in local development. This is an incredible legacy, and
the BDC has never been in better shape. We have Marvin to thank for much of that success.