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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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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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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