West Virginia’s prime location, highly productive workforce and pro-business climate are just a few reasons successful companies continue to say #YesWV.
- West Virginia is within a day’s drive of 50% of the U.S. population and a third of the Canadian market.
- West Virginia is a right to work state.
- West Virginia’s workforce recorded the lowest manufacturing turnover rate in the country and is below the national average of turnover rates in all other workforce categories.
- West Virginia’s cost of living is 14% below the national average, boasting a high quality of life with top-ranked universities, fulfilling careers, award-winning health institutions and ample outdoor recreation activities.
For industry specific, business assistance and tax credit information, download our industry packet to learn more about why you should say #YesWV.
Thriving Industry Spotlight:
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.
Students and seasoned professionals alike understand the benefits of saying #YESWV to aviation careers in the Mountain State. With companies like Pratt & Whitney, MHI RJ, Collins Aerospace and other supporting aerospace businesses, West Virginia is a great place for establishing a successful career in aviation. Come for the job opportunities, stay for the low cost of living and endless outdoor recreational activities in West Virginia. See which aerospace companies in West Virginia are hiring:
Get trained & certified at these West Virginia educational institutions
Marshall University’s Division of Aviation offers programs for pilot and aviation maintenance technicians.
Pierpont Community & Technical College’s School of Business, Aviation, and Technology offers programs for aviation maintenance technicians & more.
Coming soon…..New River Community & Technical College will have an aviation program available for enrollment in 2024, right in the backyard of America’s newest national park, the New River Gorge!
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