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

Export trade mission helps dock builder land half-million-dollar project in Nicaragua

Wednesday, August 30 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia company recently completed a half-million dollar project in the picturesque beach town of San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. The project began when American Muscle Docks and Fabrication joined the U.S. Commercial Service Trade Mission to Central America in March...

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Expense Assist elevates cost control to high-tech art

Thursday, August 17 2017

 

Gary Bohm’s time used to be swept away in a daily deluge of paper invoices and contracts. He ran a cost reduction consulting firm that analyzed business costs.

 

“I knew there had to be a better way,” he said.

Not finding a solution on the market, he created his own.

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Exporting: A big opportunity for West Virginia small businesses

Friday, May 19 2017

Exporting isn’t just for big companies. Small and medium businesses represent 98 percent of the 408,000 businesses that engaged in international trade in 2015, according to the United States Department of Commerce.

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Celebrating #SBDCDay, WVSBDC helps owner find the right fit with shoe business

Wednesday, March 22 2017

West Virginia native Carla Siburt always wanted a business of her own. She found the right fit with Allen’s Bootery, a cornerstone of business in Moundsville for nearly 70 years.

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Growing natural gas production in West Virginia

Thursday, February 16 2017
MarkWest Energy Partners and Antero Midstream form joint venture.

Natural gas production continues to grow at The Sherwood Complex in Doddridge County, West Virginia.

The growth of the Sherwood gas processing facility is due to the joint venture formed by MarkWest Energy Partners and Antero...

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Wholesale distributor giant to open first facility in West Virginia

Tuesday, February 14 2017

H.T. Hackney to accept job applications Feb. 16 at Milton City Hall

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February's featured sites

Thursday, February 09 2017

West Virginia is home to more than 150 sites that are readily available to meet your clients' needs. We understand the value of your time, and we want to assist you and your clients every step of the way. Our new website provides an online site selection tool to make the beginning steps of site...

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6 things you should know about West Virginia's business climate

Thursday, February 02 2017

 

Want to know what top U.S. and International companies already know about doing business in West Virginia? Here are six fast facts.

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