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Why Advantage Valley, WV, is a Great Place to Live for Young Professionals


West Virginia boasts an impressive collection of colleges and universities, bringing many young people to the state for education and college life. And until recently, once those graduates left school, they often left the state, taking their newly acquired skills and knowledge with them.

However, regions like the nine-county Advantage Valley, which includes Charleston and Huntington, have launched initiatives to guide students, graduates and young people in general into jobs made plentiful by the booming manufacturing, automotive, energy and agriculture industries (to name just a few of many).

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