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      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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      West Virginia has a number of diverse site and building opportunities. One of our most exciting opportunities is Rock Creek Development Park, offering 12,000 acres of flat, developable land in southern West Virginia. Explore Rock Creek Development Park and our site selection tool that lets you take the first steps to finding a new location in West Virginia.

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West Virginia Forward


The people of West Virginia are facing their most important task:  Advancing our state into prosperity.

Together, with West Virginia University, and Marshall University, we have blazed a path that we call West Virginia Forward.

West Virginia Forward is a collaboration among Marshall University, the West Virginia Department of Commerce, West Virginia University, and Marshall University to identify short-term, larger-scale projects that will boost West Virginia’s economic development efforts.

Learn about West Virginia Forward


Our path has three objectives.

Identify potential sectors in which West Virginia can grow to diversify our economy.
Reinforce the foundation that supports economic growth, including our infrastructure, talent base and business climate.
Create a clear roadmap, helping partners around the state navigate these new pathways toward our shared destination: A prosperous West Virginia.


If you have ideas you would like to share, or would like to get involved with the teams moving forward, contact us.