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 Tomblin highlights natural gas development and workforce efforts at Tri-State Shale Summit

Tuesday, October 13 2015

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (via video conference) at the inaugural Tri-State Shale Summit, highlighting the ongoing development of natural gas in West Virginia and the state’s workforce development...

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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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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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