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Why West Virginia




 Business Climate
Business Climate


A diverse and dynamic economy, powered by the aerospace, biometrics, research, advanced energy, business services, chemicals and plastics industries. 
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 Location.
Location


Within overnight trucking distance of half of the U.S. population and about a third of the Canadian population.  The state's extensive waterway, railway and highway systems make cargo delivery easy and affordable.  Learn more ...
 Learn more about work force.
Productive Work Force


An educated and work-ready work force with among the lowest turnover and highest productivity rates in the country.  Learn more ...
 Learn more about transportation.
Transportation


West Virginia has the capacity for overnight delivery to half of the U.S. population and about a third of the Canadian population.  Learn more ...
 Learn more about energy.
Energy


West Virginia's status as a leading energy-producing state is a testament to its rich natural resources.  Learn more ...
 Learn more about technology & innovation.
Technology & Innovation


Provides a home and advanced technology research and services to some of the world's most recognizable organizationsLearn more ...
 Learn more about quality of life.
Quality of Life


Choices abound - for work, home and play - giving West Virginians the opportunity to fashion lifestyles uniquely their own.  Learn more ...