An increase in tourism and investment in the community are just a few of the contributing factors to the economic boom in mountain area businesses in 2014, according to the Julie Donovan.
The tourism industry continues to grow in Fayette County due to the quality and variety of historic and recreational sites, local tourist and economic agency officials said.
"The assets are so special here that they receive national attention," said Julie Donovan, vice president of public relations for the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau.
For the first time in quite some time, the unemployment rate in Greene County is lower than four percent. This was a focus that the county has been trying to fight due to the drastic percentages it has seen in the recent past, almost eclipsing 10 percent at certain junctures.
South Union Township supervisor Robert Schiffbauer refers to it as the "synergy hub of development" in Fayette County.
Fayette County employment increased in 2014 as several major area employers expanded operations and economic development organizations intensified workforce training efforts.