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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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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Bidell Gas to create 131 jobs in West Virginia

Friday, March 10 2017

More than 130 manufacturing jobs are coming to our state. That’s good news every West Virginian can celebrate.

A subsidiary of a Canadian company Total Energy Services Inc., Bidell Gas Compression searched a broad swath of the United States for the right place to open its first manufacturing...

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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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Governor Tomblin Unveils Hobet Project as Rock Creek Development Park

Thursday, October 27 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced that the Hobet economic development project in Southern West Virginia will be known as Rock Creek Development Park. Through a public-private approach, the state has reached agreement with local landowners, who are donating developable...

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Governor Tomblin, Department of Commerce Celebrate West Virginia's Top Exporters

Thursday, August 25 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, along with West Virginia Department of Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette, today awarded the International Market Entry Award to 37 companies from across the Mountain State. These awards honor West Virginia companies that successfully exported to a new...

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West Virginia announces 12th consecutive reduction in workers' comp rates

Friday, July 29 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 29, 2016) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced West Virginia employers will see a projected $36 million reduction in workers' compensation premiums in the coming year, and have seen a savings of more than $352 million since the program was privatized in 2006.

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Governor Tomblin joins Hino Motors Team to celebrate production of 50,000th truck at West Virginia plant

Wednesday, July 13 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (June 28, 2016) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined business executives from Hino Motor Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. and nearly 300 team members from the company’s Williamstown plant to celebrate the production of the facility’s 50,000th truck in West Virginia.

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