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Defense industry thrives in West Virginia, experts predict continued growth


Despite pandemic-related hardships affecting economies across the planet, West Virginia’s defense industry continues to stay strong.

To put into context what the defense industry consists of, it pertains to a wide net of contractors and manufacturers that produce goods of many kinds for the military sector.

“In West Virginia, when we talk about the defense industry, we talk about the goods and services that contribute directly to the defense industry,” said David Satterfield, director of asset development for West Virginia University (WVU) and board member of the West Virginia chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).

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