West Virginia

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout West Virginia.

West Virginia economic development

Why…West Virginia?

Mitch Carmichael, secretary of West Virginia’s Department of Economic Development, has many reasons why businesses should consider The Mountain State. Here are some of the state’s many business-related activities and advantages.
Omnis Building Technologies

Omnis Building Technologies Will Build $40M Facility In West Virginia

Omnis Building Technologies' new home building systems manufacturing facility will create up to 300 jobs in Bluefield, WV.
Nucor, West Virginia

Nucor Announces Largest Investment In West Virginia History

Nucor Corporation will invest more than $2.7 billion—the company's largest single investment—in a state-of-the-art sheet steel mill Mason County, WV.
Toyota West Virginia

Toyota To Invest $240M In West Virginia

Toyota West Virginia (TMMWV) investment will bring a new, dedicated line of hybrid transaxles to Putnam County, WV.
CS Global Group, Moundsville, WV

CS Global Group Picks West Virginia For First U.S. Manufacturing Plant

Incorporated as ADO Industries in West Virginia, CS Global Group will invest $10 million and create 47 new jobs at the Moundsville facility.
quality of life

Quality of Life: Working Where It’s Great To Live

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2021 State Rankings

Business Facilities’ 17th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report

Our most comprehensive rankings compilation to date, our 17th Annual Rankings Report features 60 categories that highlight State, Metro and Global leaders building the foundation for a future of sustainable growth.
Ranking #5

Arlington and Alexandria, VA Tops In Business Climate

Arlington, VA is the top mid-sized metro and Alexandria, VA is the top small metro in the Best Business Climate category in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.
17th Annual Rankings Report Virginia

Business Facilities’ 17th Annual Rankings Report

Our most comprehensive rankings compilation to date, our 17th Annual Rankings Report features 60 categories that highlight State, Metro and Global leaders building the foundation for a future of sustainable growth.
TMMWV

Toyota Investing $210M In West Virginia Expansion

Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia will create 100 new jobs as the company upgrades an existing engine production line in Buffalo, WV.
West Virginia

West Virginia Governor’s Report: Rising To The Challenge

West Virginia is leading the nation in the fight against COVID-19, finding innovative ways to distribute vaccines. WV also is leading the way to the first high-speed hyperloop transit system.
January / February 2021

January / February 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 1)

The January / February 2021 Issue features our annual State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards. Plus, our editor's top utility picks, the future of electric vehicles, and more.
Speedway Motors, Kearneysville, WV

Speedway Motors To Open New West Virginia Distribution Center

The manufacturer, retailer, and distributor of automotive parts and racing products will bring 25 new jobs to Kearneysville, WV.
2020 Deal Of The Year

Tesla Gigafactory In Texas Is BF’s 2020 Deal Of The Year

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has earned BF's 2020 Deal of the Year Gold Award for landing the Tesla Gigafactory project, which will create 5,000 jobs in the region.
DST Innovations

DST Innovations Project To Create 1,000 Jobs In West Virginia 

An agreement between UK company DST and Blue Rock Manufacturing will bring a new manufacturing facility, and up to 1,000 new jobs to West Virginia.
West Virginia Methanol

West Virginia Methanol Investing $350M In New Plant

The plant will create 30 high-paying jobs in Pleasants County, WV and produce 900 metric tons of high-purity methanol from natural gas each day.
West Virginia

U.S. Department Of Commerce Invests $10.1M In West Virginia

The investment will support local strategies to spur business and job growth in West Virginia, including in Opportunity Zones. 
Bridgeport, WV Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney Investing $30M In West Virginia Expansion

The aircraft and helicopter engine manufacturer will expand its Bridgeport, WV facility for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of PW800 engines.

Polish Skincare Company Opens First U.S Office In West Virginia

BANDI Laboratories recently celebrated the opening of a sales and distribution center in Martinsburg, WV. The company plans to open a U.S. manufacturing facility within five years.
Hino Motors

Hino Motors Celebrates Opening Of West Virginia Manufacturing Plant

Over the next three years, the truck manufacturing company plans to invest $40 million and create 250 new jobs at its Mineral Wells, WV facility.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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