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 Brooke and Marshall Counties

Wednesday, November 28 2018

WHEELING, WV - Today, Gov. Jim Justice awarded an additional two Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants for community outdoor recreation development and open space preservation in Brooke, Marshall, 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:

  • Brooke County Commission: The $50,000 grant will support the Brooke Hills Park Spraypool. The new facility’s improvements to the pool include a waterslide, new bathhouse, new concessions building and a zero-depth pool entry.
  • City of Moundsville: The $92,811 grant award will allow for the completion of weatherization and ADA improvements at the Four Seasons Pool in the City of Moundsville’s Evan Roberts Recreational Complex. Upgrading this indoor/outdoor swimming pool will help sustain and improve aquatic recreational opportunities for residents of the entire Upper Ohio Valley area on a year-round basis. 

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