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Mercer County, West Virginia is home to a variety of dynamic businesses. The area realizes the importance of its existing industry to the local economy and thus promotes retention and expansion services. Although your company would initially be considered a "recruit," that status would quickly change to allow your company to receive benefits from services available upon location to the Mercer County area. We encourage prospective businesses to visit with existing local companies to fully understand what it is like to "do business" in Mercer County.

Mercer County is positioned for development well into the next century. A wide range of buildings are presently available and sites for office, commercial, industrial, manufacturing and warehousing operations are ready for development.

The Cumberland Industrial Park offers available sites with all infrastructure in place. The area's quality stands of hardwoods make the county an attractive location for primary processors and secondary manufacturers of wood products. A U.S. Forest Services Laboratory provide assistance in hardwood research, utilization and marketing.

The Labor Asset

The county's labor pool is skilled and available to put its experience to work in new industries. Flexible job training programs are available through the Governor's Guaranteed Work Force Program and Work 4 West Virginia.


Mercer County, West Virginia is commited to the promotion and maintenance of a competitive business climate. The West Virginia Development Office offers one of the most aggressive tax incentive programs in the nation for new and expanding industry.

Low interest loan programs; Corporate Headquarters Credit; Economic Opportunity Credit; "Five-for-Ten" Program; Manufacturers Investment Credit; Manufacturing Sales Tax Exemption; and other state financial assistance and local programs are available to make projects become a reality. Private venture capital funds are available to provide equity capital investments in new and expanding businesses.

Take a closer look and discover what makes Mercer County, West Virginia such a great place to operate a business.

All kinds of businesses have found a home in Mercer County, from major global industries to small entrepreneurships. Primary and secondary wood industries, mining support industries, telecommunications and hundreds of other companies have profited from our abundant energy resources, skilled labor force and proximity to major markets.



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