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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Armacell to expand manufacturing plant, create 20 new jobs, in Roane County

Friday, November 03 2017

SPENCER, W.Va. — Armacell announced plans to expand its crosslinked polyethylene block or "bun" manufacturing capabilities and create 20 new jobs in the city of Spencer. 

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Governor, Secretary of Commerce, announce barrel manufacturing plant in Greenbrier County

Thursday, October 19 2017

Enterprise to use West Virginia white oak to make bourbon, whiskey and rye barrels, create more than 100 jobs


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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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Procter & Gamble breaks ground on $500 million manufacturing plant in W.Va.

Friday, September 18 2015

TABLER STATION, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined executives from Procter & Gamble to break ground at the company’s new $500 million facility in the Eastern Panhandle.  

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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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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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