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NBAA 2022

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.

Meet the Team


West Virginia Department of Economic Development

Meghan Smith
Manager, Business Development

Matt Borror headshot

Matt Borror
Manager, Business Retention and Expansion


Learn more about West Virginia’s aviation partners in attendance at NBAA:

West Virginia’s airports, partners in aviation education, and local economic development organizations are here to help your company experience West Virginia’s pro-business climate. To view more information about the communities, aviation facilities, workforce, and available properties, click the links below.

Greenbrier Valley Regional Airport (LWB) 

Huntington Tri-State Airport (HTS) & Huntington Area Development Council (HADCO) 

North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB) & Harrison County Economic Development Corporation

Yeager Airport (CRW)

Marshall University Division of Aviation


Companies that already call West Virginia home:

Thriving Industries

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