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West Virginia’s story: Opportunity is everywhere if you know where to look.

West Virginia presents an unexpected opportunity for the technology sector to achieve its strategic priorities. The state is undergoing its broadest economic expansion in a decade – its 4Q21 quarterly GDP growth of 7.3% ranked 10th in the nation. This momentum is in large part due to collaboration between the public, private, and academic sectors to create a business environment that is capital efficient, talent rich, and policy friendly.    

Our state and academic representatives continue meeting with CEOs from all industries across the country to share more about what we are doing and how we are willing to partner, with a hope that some will see an alignment of interests between what we are able to provide and their strategic interests … where they may choose to establish offices, conduct operations, empower remote workers to “office”, etc. 

West Virginia is also transitioning to an innovation economy and adopting artificial intelligence, green tech, and digital health, among other tools. Globally significant companies and seed-level startups alike have taken notice. A diverse set of firms are establishing operations in West Virginia to take advantage of its geographic proximity to more than one third of the nation’s population, natural beauty, and low cost to meet their strategic and corporate sustainability goals.    

Opportunity is everywhere if you know where to look:

Outdoor assets, quality of life, and low cost of living are key differentiators

Academic institutions and initiatives provide untapped talent pools

Business policies and incentives favor next-generation companies

Emerging innovation economy


West Virginia University – President E. Gordon Gee
Marshall University
West Virginia Economic Development
Vantage Ventures
West Virginia Legislature – Office of the Speaker of the House of Delegates
West Virginia Legislature – Office of the Senate President
West Virginia Chamber


West Virginia Legislature – House Completes Action on WV Industrial Advancement Act
West Virginia Public
West Virginia Economic Development – West Virginia’s fintech sandbox opens up so more can play
West Virginia law eases income tax burden for employees working temporarily in the state
House passes site development, workforce training bills aimed at economic growth
West Virginia Economic Development – Property Results
Still R!: WVU maintains standing as a highest-level research institution