Economic Development

The first stop for business
in West Virginia.

“The Morgantown MSA provides a small-town atmosphere and lifestyle, with big city advantages. Morgantown is the home of West Virginia University, one of the leading research universities in the country.”  Area Development

The Morgantown MSA is home to over 140,000 people and nearly 6,000 businesses. Monongalia County is the primary economic engine for North Central West Virginia and is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the region. Fueled by a talented workforce, strategic location, and unique quality of life, it comes as no surprise why there’s endless opportunities for new businesses, jobs and investment growth in the Morgantown MSA.

Business Grows Here

It’s easy to make a lot of claims—best workforce, best incentives, best resources, best quality of life… the list goes on. The difference is that our community is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both business climate and quality of life. The presence of West Virginia University, an extensive health care network and the continued growth of advanced technology industries help to ensure a bright and prosperous future for the greater Morgantown area.

Accolades & Stats

“Top STEM City”
by Insurify
“The Best Place to Live in Every State” by Money magazine.
3.4 %
Per capita personal
income growth
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“Best Small Places for Business and Careers” by Forbes.

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