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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Governor Justice, Secretary of Commerce announce Hino Motors to expand, create 250 new jobs

Wednesday, September 27 2017

Hino Motors chooses West Virginia for truck cab assembly expansion

For Release: Sept. 27, 2017Governor Justice Media Contact: Butch Antolini, 304-890-2945, Butch.Antolini@wv.gov

Secretary Thrasher Media Contact: Samantha Smith, 304-957-9364, Samantha.Smith@wv.gov

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Governor, Secretary of Commerce announce Toyota to invest $115.3 million in West Virginia plant

Tuesday, September 26 2017

For Release: Sept. 26, 2017

Media Contact: Samantha Smith, 304-957-9364, Samantha.Smith@wv.gov

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Toyota announced today that it will invest $115.3 million to add a hybrid transaxle product line to the facility in Buffalo. These hybrid transaxles will be the first built outside...

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Diversifying West Virginia's Economy: The Mountain State's Automotive Industry

Monday, September 25 2017

Some journeys never end. They aren't meant to. That's the way it is with building a strong, diverse economy in West Virginia or anywhere else in the world. Conditions change, markets shift, and we continue to adapt and move forward.

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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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Governor, Commerce Secretary welcome new N3 office to West Virginia

Wednesday, August 30 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Monday, August 28, 2017)—  The Atlanta-based company N3 announced the opening of a new office in Charleston today. The Charleston office is the first in West Virginia for the outsourced, integrated sales and marketing execution company.

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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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Governor Justice announces ROXUL to build manufacturing facility in West Virginia, create up to 150 jobs

Thursday, July 06 2017

RANSON, W.Va. — Governor Jim Justice announced today that ROXUL will build a $150 million manufacturing plant in the City of Ranson, Jefferson County. Upon completion, the plant is expected to create up to 150 jobs with positions ranging from management level to the production line.

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Italian manufacturer to build $10 million plant, create 30 jobs, in Kearneysville

Friday, June 16 2017
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – TeMa North America plans to build a manufacturing facility in the Burr Business Park in Kearneysville. The 42,000-square foot plant is expected to create 30 jobs. Although TeMa has sales offices in the United States, the West Virginia plant will be the company’s first...
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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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