Economic Development

1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Bldg.​ 3, Room 600
Charleston, WV  25305
Whether starting a business or expanding o​perations, West Virginia's pro-business climate gives businesses the advantage and opportunity for success. 
Learn more about the advantages, benefits and opportunities found in West Virginia:
  • Affordability - West Virginia’s cost of doing business is among the lowest in the country, ranked #10 for best business climate in Business Facilities 2021 State Rankings Report
  • Location -West Virginia's location puts you close to supply hubs, distribution bases and customer markets. West Virginia is within a day’s drive of half the U.S. population and a third of the Canadian market
  • Pro-business climate - West Virginia works to make sure the business climate supports more profit and less loss
  • Quality of Life - West Virginia provides a high quality of life, with small towns and four seasons of recreational opportunities
  • Workforce - West Virginia's workforce has a tradition of a high work ethic, skills and loyalty
  • Educational​ Workforce -West Virginia offers specialized education and training to support workforce development needs now and into the future
The Business and Industrial Development (BID) Division has three different areas of focus: 
  • Business Retention and Expansion - helping existing West Virginia companies grow their businesses and discover opportunities for global expansion
  • Business Attraction - attract new businesses to West Virginia for economic diversification​
  • Business Research - 
    provide both internal and external research to support economic development advancement in West Virginia 
West Virginia’s highest priority is meeting company needs. This service includes providing development assistance in the form of tax credits and financing programs. This development assistance can reduce startup and operating costs and provide for enhanced productivity

West Virginia has a number of diverse site and building locations available​ for business startup or expansion

Greenway Building
Northgate Business Park
180 Association Drive
Charleston, WV  25311-1217
WVEDA works to develop and advance the business prosperity and economic welfare of the State of West Virginia, by providing financial assistance in the form of loans and direct financing and operating leases to industrial development agencies and enterprises for the promotion and retention of new and existing commercial and industrial development