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WV Economic Development: Expedited Permitting Process

 

About the Program

Economic development projects now have the opportunity to receive expedited permitting. West Virginia offers certificates of critical economic concern for high priority projects. The designation is awarded to projects meeting a set of criteria based on the project’s projected economic impact. These projects will require regular, completed permit application status update reporting from agencies to the permit applicant, the West Virginia Development Office and the Governor.


Executive Order No. 9-18

The program was created by Governor Jim Justice, Executive Order No. 9-18, and is managed by the West Virginia Development Office.

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How to Apply

Electronic form below. Applicants should be aware that not all projects submitted are eligible.

Expedited Permit Request


Questions? Contact Us.

Questions about the program should be directed to Jordan Ferrell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.