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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West Virginia businesses join historic Africa trade mission

Monday, September 14 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Eight West Virginia businesses are heading to Africa to expand export opportunities. The mission is being led by the West Virginia Development Office International Division in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The mission is the...

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Conley Fabrication expands in Mineral Wells, W.Va.

Wednesday, September 09 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – Governor Earl Ray Tomblin today joined Conley Fabrication employees and owner Roger Conley to celebrate the company’s $2 million facility expansion in Mineral Wells.

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NGK Spark Plugs celebrates 20th anniversary in West Virginia

Wednesday, September 02 2015
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West Virginia receives federal grant funding for export assistance

Tuesday, August 25 2015
CHARLESTON, W.Va.– Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced West Virginia has been selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to receive $200,000 in State Trade and Export (STEP) grant funding to support a new export assistance program under the West Virginia Development Office – West...
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Cenergy holds grand opening in Milton, W.Va.

Wednesday, August 12 2015

MILTON, W.Va.  – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined natural gas contractor Cenergy LLC. to announce the grand opening of the company’s new expanded operations facility in Milton. “This expansion highlights the competitive edge that’s attracting more and more businesses to West Virginia, and...

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West Virginia sees 11th consecutive reduction in workers' comp rates

Friday, July 31 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced West Virginia employers will see a projected $43 million reduction in workers’ compensation premiums in the coming year, and have seen a savings of more than $323 million since the program was privatized in 2006.

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Multicoat hosts grand opening of expanded operations in West Virginia

Tuesday, July 28 2015

FRAZIERS BOTTOM, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Commerce joins Multicoat Products Inc. in celebrating the completion of its new East Coast headquarters in Putnam County. Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette and other state and local officials attended a grand opening with company...

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Governor Tomblin, Department of Commerce celebrate West Virginia's top exporters

Tuesday, July 21 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined Department of Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette, the West Virginia Development Office and the West Virginia Export Council to present the Governor's Commendation for International Market Entry to 46 West Virginia business exporters.

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Chinese delegation visits West Virginia to sign series of agreements

Thursday, June 18 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A delegation from Shanxi province in China traveled to West Virginia to sign agreements with representatives from the state's business, educational and government communities.

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Governor Tomblin answers video questions from Japanese students living in West Virginia

Thursday, May 21 2015

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - Gov. Tomblin today continued to field video questions from students in the Mountain State as he traveled to Yokohama to represent West Virginia at Japan's largest automotive trade show. In a special twist, today's questions came from Japanese students who now live in West...

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