In 2008, West Virginia not only led the nation in economic growth, it recorded its lowest unemployment rate in its history in September.
Inc., Forbes, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and Where to Retire list West Virginia cities among the country’s best places for business and living.
We’re within overnight trucking distance of more than half of the U.S. population – and a third of the Canadian population.
Business costs are 13 percent below the U.S. average.
The state has attracted $8.3 billion in new investment and almost 23,000 new jobs since 2005.
Investments from 23 countries employ 22,000
West Virginians. Meanwhile, in 2007 we exported $3.97 billion in goods.
Eleven million overnight leisure travelers visited the Mountain State last year.
Living costs are 4.5 percent below the U.S. average.
The state has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
Low property taxes help West Virginia lead the nation in home ownership.