Why Wyoming County

Location... Location... Location

Wyoming County, West Virginia is within 500 miles of 2/3 of the population of the United States.

Cost of Doing Business

A study recently conducted by the Milkin Institute shows the Cost of Doing Business in Southern West Virginia is significantly below the
National average:

Wage Cost Index  77.2% of the National Average

Electricity Cost Index  70.7% of the National Average

Industrial Rent Cost Index  62.4% of the National Average

Office Rent Cost Index  92.1% of the National Average

Overall Cost of Doing Business  86.1% of the National Average


Regional Cost of Living

As important to your business as the Cost of Doing Business is to you, the cost of living for your employees are just as important to attract a and keep a quality workforce. Southern West Virginia in general offers a lower cost of living compared to other areas of the country as they relate to food, housing, utilities, transportation and health care costs.

Site Selection Assistance

Wyoming County Economic Development Authority will work with businesses wishing to locate or expand here with site selection. The EDA also has the John D. Rockefeller IV Industrial Park which currently has five businesses located there.

Climate

Wyoming County has Four seasons. There is Spring, where the flowers bloom and the weather starts to warm up. Then there is Summer, where the weather is from 75 – 95 degrees and the mountains are beautiful with all the blooms of the flowers and the green on the trees. Then there is Fall, where the weather starts to cool down, the trees turn beautiful colors and it’s the best time for 4-wheeler riding and walking on the trails. And finally there is Winter. It does get cold snows, which is beautiful, but we very rarely get large snowstorms.

Recreation

Wyoming County is an outdoor enthusiast paradise. Be it the four-wheelin’ excitement of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail, picnicking and fishing at R. D. Bailey Lake, mountain biking, walking/hiking trails, or a leisurely round of golf at Twin Falls State Park. It can all be found right here in Wyoming County.

Healthcare

There are several family practitioners in Wyoming County to choose from as well as numerous pharmacies. We also have a nursing home, physical therapy centers, sleep center, podiatrist, chiropractor services, dental services (general, surgical and orthodontic), optical services, and psychologists.

Housing

Housing is on the rise in the area due to the new Federal Prison coming to McDowell County, just on the county line. The current housing is considered to be very low cost compared to other areas. We have several homes for sale or for rent in the county. There are many full time real estate agents that work in the county as well.

Education

Wyoming County’s School system has been recognized for excellence state-wide, including 4 Schools of Excellence; 2 National Blue Ribbon Schools; National Title I Distinguished; and State Exemplary Schools. From the award winning Theater and Art programs to the State Championship sport teams, our public schools ensure that the needs of the students and their education come first. We have the following schools in Wyoming County:

Five Elementary Schools serve grade K-8

Three Elementary Schools serve grade K-4

Three Middle Schools serve grade 5-8

Two High Schools serve grade 9-12

Wyoming County Career & Technical Center grade 9-Adult

Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College


Higher Education

Eight colleges and universities offer classes to more than 14,000 students within commuting distance of Wyoming County. These include: Appalachian Bible College, Bluefield State College, Concord University, Marshall University, Mountain State University, New River Community and Technical College, Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College, and the West Virginia University Institute of Technology.

Transportation

Wyoming County is enjoying a boom in new road construction. The Coalfields Expressway under construction is a modern highway connecting Wyoming County to Interstates 77 and 64 in nearby Raleigh County.

Workforce Training

Prospective employers have several providers of workforce training available to them in Wyoming County. The Wyoming County Economic Development Authority will coordinate with businesses locating here in obtaining training from these providers. Some of these Southern WV Community and Technical College, Wyoming County Career and Technical Center, The Women’s Business Center and Workforce WV.