Advantage Valley has a number of tactical advantages that make available sites in the area smart, strategic investments.

Low Business Costs

Skilled Workforce

Advanced Research

Abundant Resources

LOW BUSINESS COSTS

  • Commercial electricity rates 33 perfect below national average and lower than nearly all neighboring states
  • Cost of doing business in West Virginia ranked among the lowest in the country
  • Cost of living in West Virginia 14 percent below national average
  • West Virginia has cut business taxes and has not implemented new taxes in the last 20 years
  • West Virginia offers a low tax burden, when compared to other states, for both businesses and residents
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Skilled Workforce

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Toyota Hall | BridgeValley Community & Technical College

Toyota Hall at BridgeValley Community and Technical College’s Advanced Technology Center represents an active industry-education partnership in which industry representatives sponsor class room equipment and learning, and students learn skills necessary for high-demand jobs, including those in the automotive manufacturing industry.

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Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing

Located in Advantage Valley, Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing creates custom, company-specific instruction programs tailored to business needs. Through this program, students are prepared to directly enter the manufacturing industry with proper skills and training for in-demand jobs.

Advanced Research

  • Ongoing federal and commercial research investments and initiatives fostering new research & development and advanced energy innovations
  • Home of the West Virginia Regional Technology Park
    • Campus serves as a collective hub for research, education and technology
    • Focuses on developing partnership with the state’s colleges and universities
    • Promotes research in the energy and chemical industries, as well as advanced technologies
  • Region offers the Mid-Atlantic Technical Research Innovation Center which serves as a strategic innovation partner to both local and global business and industry, currently serving customers on six continents. There is a highly skilled research team onsite that is leading the way on product and process innovation.
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abundant resources

  • Located in the center of the nation’s eastern energy industry
  • Available sites in close proximity to abundant Marcellus, Rogersville and Utica shale gas reserves, abundant Appalachian coal seams and major electronic power grids
  • Recent growth in natural gas production provides local, abundant feedstock for the region’s well-developed chemical, petrochemical and plastics industries
  • Home to plentiful water sources to meet production needs
  • Readily available supply of metals and machinery to support large-scale manufacturing operations
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LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR GROWING INDUSTRIES

Advantage Valley has a strong, diversified business community that serves as West Virginia’s center for the automotive, chemical/polymer, education, energy, government, healthcare and manufacturing industries.