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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Manufacturers talk business with West Virginia suppliers at Auto Supply Chain Expo

Friday, March 08 2019

HURRICANE, W.Va. — Automotive manufacturers with operations in West Virginia met face-to-face with local suppliers at the West Virginia Automotive Supply Chain Expo. The event took place March 7 at the Valley Park Conference Center in Hurricane.

The state is home to a growing automotive sector which includes respected international corporations with operations based in West Virginia. The expo introduced manufacturers such as NGK Spark Plugs, Sogefi and Toyota to prospective suppliers based in West Virginia. It created an opportunity for attendees to learn about the requirements to become suppliers to major manufacturers. The suppliers could schedule one-on-one sessions on-site with the host companies.


“The international and national companies attending the expo are helping to spur investment and growth of West Virginia-based companies,” said Steve Spence, director of the West Virginia Development Office International Division. “The expo is an example of West Virginia continuing to diversify our economy.”

The expo was presented by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), Advantage Valley and the West Virginia Development Office.