James A. Corton Named to List of 50 Most Powerful West Virginians

42  James A. Corton

James A. Corton, managing partner of Genesis Partners, is the primary leader and visionary behind Charles Pointe, the largest-scale, master-planned community in West Virginia.  This $1.2 billion project has already attracted over $150 million in investments and now boasts its own interstate exchange.  Charles Pointe will stimulate 17,000 temporary construction jobs and 11,000 will be permanently employed when completed.