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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.

Business Facilities: Tell us about the status of economic development in West Virginia. How is it going?

Mitch Carmichael: Economic Development is on a roll in West Virginia. Our office is busier than it has been in decades, attending innovative events such as South by Southwest in Texas, international trade shows and maintenance, repair, and overhaul events. We are getting in front of more and more global manufacturing, technology, aerospace, logistics and defense companies and many of these companies are saying “yes” to West Virginia.

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