Move to West Virginia, where the hills and valleys are filled with opportunities. West Virginia's small cities and towns deliver all the convenience of larger metropolitan areas, without all the stress and congestion. The cities of Charleston and Huntington recently made Forbes annual list of "Best Places for Business and Careers." Morgantown, Parkersburg, Wheeling and Weirton also rank highly on many lists of the best towns for careers.
In the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia is paving the way for new business development. The state has one of the nationís fastest growing economies due to an influx of high-tech aerospace, biometrics and retail companies. The mild summers, amenable winter weather and recreational opportunities make West Virginia a wonderful place to live, learn and play.
West Virginia has always been a leading manufacturer of coal. The state produces 15 percent of the nation's coal and nearly one-half of all the coal exported to other countries. The state also produces salt, natural gas and oil. These natural resources play an essential role in the region's manufacturing industries. The Kanawha River Valley serves as the home base for many chemical companies. About 95 percent of the state's salt goes into the production of chlorine for cleaning supplies and plastic materials. Wheeling serves as an important center of steel manufacturing.
West Virginia has made efforts to attract new business development. Amazon, Dupont, Coldwater Creek and Toyota are just a sampling of the companies that have already discovered a favorable business climate with costs roughly 13 percent below the U.S. average and a work-ready workforce.
To ensure every child's success in the 21st century, the West Virginia Department of Education developed the "Global 21" learning plan. The learning program is a systematic method designed to help West Virginia compete on a global stage. After graduation, students can attend Marshall University, West Virginia University or West Virginia University of Institute of Technology and many more institutions of higher learning.
West Virginia provides a haven for recreation enthusiasts. The state offers nearly 375 miles of trails for bikers and horseback riders. Hikers traverse the plateaus and hills of the famed Appalachian Trail, while rock climbers scale mountains in many of the state's forests and parks. Whitewater rafters ride the New River and Gauley River for the thrill of fast-flowing rapids.
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