West Virginia Department of Commerce How Can We Help?


How Can We Help?

Travel and Recreation

Whether you’re a resident looking for a weekend escape or an out-of-state guest planning a vacation, arranging your West Virginia getaway can be made easier through our travel and recreation section. 

Links will take you to attractions and events in each of the state’s nine travel regions and includes listings for accommodations, campgrounds, restaurants, parks, shops, galleries, museums and other points of interest.

Business and WorkForce

Discover a state where industry, technology and education thrive. Meet a skilled, dependable work force that delivers quality services and products at a remarkable profit margin. And learn why entrepreneurs to global corporations have chosen West Virginia as the place to do business.

In our communities, we live, work, play and plan for the future. Communities are the places we call home, the places where global issues become personal issues. 


West Virginia is leading the way in the development of alternative energy resources and the advancement of fossil and renewable energy sources.

The state’s energy-efficient programs teach residents and businesses how to save energy and money, and the importance of building a greener tomorrow.

Natural Resources

West Virginia’s natural resources encompass a wide range of activities including oil, gas, coal and hardwood production; geological exploration; conservation practices; land development; and wildlife protection and management.

People and Places

West Virginia’s residents appreciate the state’s friendly atmosphere, relaxed pace and five-minute rush hour. West Virginians enjoy a low cost of living and major magazines have ranked our cities as some of the best places in the country to balance business with living.


The West Virginia Department of Commerce provides a cooperative interagency system that stimulates diverse economic growth and increased employment opportunities for all West Virginians, encourages the appropriate use of our state’s abundant natural resources, improves the safety and productivity of our work force, and promotes the beauty and desirability of our state as a world-class tourism destination.

The department includes the following agencies:

Contact us

For more information about the West Virginia Department of Commerce, please call 800-982-3386.

Call and we’ll help make your West Virginia experience one you’ll never forget! The 1-800-CALL WVA (1-800-225-5982) travel line is an information source, a reservation line and a referral link.

Many of Commerce's publications are available online. You may view or download them in the publications section of this site or request printed copies (if available) to be sent to you via mail by calling the Call Center at 1-800-CALL WVA.

If you would like to suggest available real estate for the site selector section, please contact the West Virginia Development Office, 1-800-558-2234.

Contact Commerce Communications for media inquiries, photo requests and advertising opportunities with our agencies.

Tourism’s advertising contract is with the Stonewall Marketing Group