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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Software company to open first West Virginia office in Fairmont

Wednesday, May 30 2018
Maryland-based Sparksoft plans to build facility, add 30 jobs
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Data center to build fiber optic ring in Kanawha Valley

Wednesday, December 16 2015
CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The West Virginia Economic Development Authority has approved a $2.2 million loan to Alpha Technologies, Inc., to build a 35-mile fiber optic ring to offer its customers a 1 gigabit connection to its data center in South Charleston. “This will give us a huge...
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Department of Commerce Welcomes MorphoTrak to West Virginia

Monday, September 21 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia Department of Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette today joined company officials in announcing MorphoTrak's first West Virginia facility.

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