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West Virginia Department of Tourism continues to drive growth with expanded role


In the years since 2017, what is now called the West Virginia Department of Tourism has grown from a humble marketing office to become one of the most important components of state government.

While promoting the state as a travel destination remains at the core of its work, the Department of Tourism now plays an integral role in economic development, recruiting new residents and shaping the overall image of the Mountain State.
The transformation began with the passage of the West Virginia Tourism Act of 2017, which rebranded the Division of Tourism within the Department of Commerce as the West Virginia Tourism Office.

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