• Strategic Advantages
  • Key Industries
  • Business Assistance
  • Global Engagement
    • 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.

  • Sites & Buildings
    • Sites & Buildings

      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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Our Process

A fact-based process united expertise from around the world with deep awareness of West Virginia’s unique identity. Interviews with industry leaders, as well as with state partners, identified areas of strength and opportunity for future growth. A working group met weekly to align their thinking on the most optimistic solutions for West Virginia. They shared their key decisions with a steering committee comprising senior leadership and major initiative donors.

Five guiding principles anchored the process:

  • Build on existing assets.
  • Grow and diversify beyond the sectors already established.
  • Find disruptive trends.
  • Consider our regional impact.
  • Find the quick wins.