Entrepreneur Resources - WVBusinessLink.com Search Available Sites and Buildings

Gov. Justice and WV DED Attend the Second Annual National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) West Virginia Meeting

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Governor Jim Justice, the West Virginia Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and the West Virginia Department of Economic Development (WV DED) welcomed industry leaders to the second annual NDIA West Virginia Chapter meeting on Wednesday, March 20. The event, titled “Building on the Successes of the Defense Industry: An Update,” brought together key stakeholders, business owners and government personnel to discuss strategies for further advancing West Virginia’s position in the defense sector.

“West Virginia is making great progress in the long-standing goal of economic diversification.  The defense industry is one of the sectors with great potential for growth.” said Steve Spence, Director of the WV DED International Division. “We continue to build on the state’s defense industry cluster by recruiting new companies to the state and assisting our existing companies with their expansion plans.”

“The NDIA West Virginia Chapter is proud to partner with the state in promoting growth and innovation in the defense sector,” said Craig Hartzell, President of the WV NDIA chapter. “Events like this meeting provide invaluable opportunities for networking and sharing best practices.”

The defense industry in West Virginia continues to thrive, with the state’s strategic location and supportive business environment attracting a range of defense companies and federal agencies. West Virginia’s proximity to Washington, D.C., positions it as a prime location for defense centers near the nation’s capital. For more information on the defense industry in West Virginia, visit westvirginia.gov/industries/defense/.

The West Virginia National Defense Industrial Association further supports the growth and success of the defense industry in the state, offering resources and expertise to enhance collaboration and competitiveness. For more information about the NDIA West Virginia Chapter and upcoming events, visit www.ndiawv.org.

Thriving Industries

Stay Current!

Our newsletter is free and packed with vital information about the state of West Virginia and its evolving incentives.