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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Gov. Justice Announces Additional Land and Water Conservation Grant Awards for Ritchie and Wood Counties

Tuesday, November 20 2018

CHARLESTON, WV - Today, Gov. Jim Justice released an additional two Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants for community outdoor recreation development and open space preservation in Ritchie and Wood Counties. The LWCF program is housed within the Community Advancement and Development Division of the West Virginia Development Office.

The projects awarded include:

  • City of Pennsboro: The $60,000 grant award will provide necessary repairs and improvements to the city’s historic Myles Stadium.  This grant will upgrade dugouts and bleachers, improve ADA accessibility and resurface and add new fencing to the park’s tennis courts.  

  • City of Parkersburg: The $100,000 grant award will support the installation of the Juleps Accessible Pathway Playground in the Parkersburg City Park, the oldest park in Wood County.  

To learn more about LWCF programs and the funding cycle, visit www.WVCAD.org/infrastructure.