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.