Welcome to West Virginia! Here in the Mountain State, you’ll find a world of opportunity waiting to be uncovered, endless outdoor adventures, rich culture and a close-knit sense of community you just won’t find anywhere else.
We hope you enjoy your time here in West Virginia during the 24th World Scout Jamboree. Here’s a few things you should know about our great state.
We’ve all heard John Denver’s “Country Roads,” and plenty of us sing along whenever it comes on the radio. That first line, “Almost Heaven, West Virginia” has come to define the Mountain State’s scenic beauty and now you get to see what all the hype is about.
During your stay, we invite you to explore our rugged hills, hike through our mysterious forests and enjoy our peaceful lakes. We’re pretty confident you’ll find that West Virginia is a place where you belong too.
From rustic state parks and forests, to luxury resorts and everything in between, West Virginia truly is a four-season tourism destination. There’s extreme outdoor adventure on slopes and rivers and affordable family fun in every corner of the state.
During your time at the Jamboree, you don’t have to go far to get a glimpse of what makes us Almost Heaven. See the sunrise over Grandview or watch the sunset at Hawks Nest State Park or the New River Gorge Bridge. Experience the arts and culture of Appalachia at the Tamarack or enjoy eccentric shops and charming restaurants around downtown Beckley.
Wherever you go and whatever you do, adventure awaits!
Anyone can chart a course to success
West Virginia is a premier location for global companies to expand and relocate. From a thriving business climate to a world-class workforce, the Mountain State can provide the resources and strategic advantages you need to start your dream business or take your company to the next level.
Here’s just some of the things that make West Virginia a prime place for business:
- More than $5 billion in business investments since 2017
- No. 1 in the nation for overall economic growth (GDP)
- Lowest manufacturing industry turnover rate
- 4th lowest workers compensation rates
- Ranked 11th best state for cost of doing business
- Low business taxes
- A fiscally conservative government ($720 million rainy day fund)
- Right to work
- No business franchise tax
As you can see, West Virginia is a place where business can thrive.
While you’re here, take some time to speak with a West Virginia Department of Economic Development representative about business prospects here in West Virginia. Our friendly staff can assist you with identifying financing programs, training assistance, tax incentives, permitting and help connect you to banks, accounting firms, attorneys, housing, schools and more. We’re here for you every step of the way.