About the State

West Virginia is located in the heart of Appalachia, strategically located and connected to major metropolitan areas up and down the Eastern U.S. and Canada. Learn how our low cost of living and pro-business tax climate coupled with a high quality of life make life better here.

Key Industries

West Virginia's diverse economy has moved beyond our history of resource extraction to include a robust array of products and services. Learn about the key industries that have taken a foothold here and learn why leading companies make their home in the Mountain State.

Business Assistance

The West Virginia Development Office works hard to make the process of locating in West Virginia smooth and seamless. Our team walks with businesses every step of the way to locate a new site, expand facilities, export goods, train to employees, and much more.

Global Engagement

West Virginia is home to more than 130 businesses representing 27 countries from around the world, and West Virginia businesses export goods and services to more than 95 countries. Learn how our international team works out of three worldwide office to foster global engagement.

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Newsroom

Cyclops Industries celebrates 60th anniversary

Wednesday, June 19 2019

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Cyclops Industries marked 60 years in business with a Diamond Anniversary celebration. The event was held Wednesday, June 19, at the company’s manufacturing facility in South Charleston.

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Manufacturer finds expanding export opportunity in Canada

Wednesday, June 19 2019

As fate would have it, a connection made on the Internet was all Tim Warden needed to realize that there was a market for his company’s dust extraction equipment around the world.

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Canada: Steppingstone to a wider world of exporting

Wednesday, June 19 2019

More customers. What small business wouldn’t want that?

A proven method to expand the pool of potential customers is through exporting. After all, 96% of the world’s consumers are outside the United States.

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Tasty Blend Foods expansion grand opening in Putnam County June 14

Tuesday, June 18 2019

Food manufacturer’s $3 million expansion creates 20 new jobs, adds new product production line

FRAZIERS BOTTOM, W.Va. – Tasty Blend Foods celebrated the completion of its expansion facility in Putnam County June 14 with a private reception. Construction began October 2018. The facility is...

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Rising food maker expands product line, plant size and workforce

Friday, June 14 2019

What foods mean home for you? For many from the South, it’s food like biscuits. Gravy. Cornbread. Tasty Blend Foods produces dry mixes and bakery goods that combine old fashioned homemade flavors with modern packet convenience.

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WV Development Office Helping Costume Maker Improve Export Strategy

Dale Morton, owner of Dale Morton Studio Mascot Costumes, has been a small business owner for nearly 20 years whose self-made success has allowed him to reach clients all over the United States and in countries as far as Germany, England and Spain. Now, he’s looking to expand his market by...

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Reverse Job Fairs connect dozens of employers to qualified, workforce ready students

Thursday, April 25 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -  The West Virginia Development Office partnered with the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) for the first-of-its-kind Reverse Job Fairs this week.

Reverse Job Fairs are a spin on the traditional job fair. Instead of companies waiting for job-seekers to visit their...

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West Virginia’s Inaugural Manufacturing Summit Focused on Industry Progress, Future Development

Friday, April 12 2019

 

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Marcellus and Manufacturing Conference Gathers State and National Experts to Tout West Virginia’s Continued Expansion in the Industry

Friday, April 12 2019
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Threads made by family business in Parkersburg bring Game of Thrones’ final season to life

Friday, April 12 2019

Kreinik’s metallic threads used by crafters, hobbyists and fashion houses around the world.

The premiere for HBO’s final season of Game of Thrones on April 14 is possibly the most anticipated television event of the year, if not of all time. In addition to its compelling narrative, the popular...

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