Not many would imagine a state the size of West Virginia would be capable of having such a large, global impact, but the Mountain State distributes goods to 147 out of the 196 countries in the world. West Virginia Executive found this statistic awe-inspiring and felt driven to create a comprehensive export map to show the expansive nature of West Virginia’s worldwide exports.
West Virginia is a global supplier of vital goods, such as coal, plastics, chemicals, automotive parts and machinery. In the past 10 years, there has been an increasing trend in growth, and it is clear that West Virginia is making considerable moves toward further expansion. With advancements in technology and the way business is conducted, access to global customers has made this growth easier. Additionally, many foreign companies, that are often exporters, have moved their manufacturing facilities to the state, contributing to the overall growth of exports.