Aerospace & Defense

The aerospace industry is a dynamic, emerging economic sector in West Virginia. From up-and-coming high-tech innovators to established titans of the industry, the state’s growing cluster of aerospace companies is fueled by an array of advantages. West Virginia is within a day’s drive of 34% of the top domestic purchasing sectors of aerospace products and […]

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Agriculture

West Virginia has a long history of agriculture. Farming here dates back to the Native Americans and early European settlers. Today, West Virginia agriculture is growing. Last year alone, the state’s farmers produced $800 million in a wide variety of products from produce to livestock. The West Virginia agriculture industry is continuing to expand and […]

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Automotive

Automotive component manufacturers from around the world have found the road to success leads to West Virginia. Businesses that supply and support the automotive industry find a ready workforce with the skills needed by today’s market. Additionally, West Virginia provides easy access to suppliers of raw materials such as steel, aluminum and chemicals/polymers needed for […]

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Building Products

West Virginia’s building products industry boasts the highly skilled workforce, ample building materials and dedicated support services the construction industry needs to construct a solid foundation for success. With 11.9 million forested acres, West Virginia is the third most forested state in the nation. The ample wood products make West Virginia a leading producer of […]

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Chemical/Polymer

Chemical and polymer companies have thrived in West Virginia for generations. While many advantages that attracted multinational companies are still present, structural shifts have made West Virginia even more competitive as a global chemical and polymer hub. The state is located in the heart of the Appalachian Basin, atop the abundant Marcellus and Utica Shale […]

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