Expedited Permitting

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.

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.

How to Apply

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

Questions about the program should be directed to Jordan Ferrell at Jordan.H.Ferrell@wv.gov


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