Local high schools & West Virginia University graduate more than 6,000 students each year
Monongalia County and its five adjacent counties have more than 175,000 workers
Morgantown MSA is home to more than 69,000 workers
More than 38% of Monongalia County residents hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher
Education + Health Services
Trade, Transportation + Utilities
Information, Financial + Business Services
Leisure + Hospitality
Manufacturing + Construction
Natural Resources + Mining
KEY ECONOMIC INDICATORS
All critical economic indicators in the Morgantown Metropolitan Statistical Area have surged in the past two decades and our unemployment rate has remained low, currently 3.8% (Nov. ‘18).
North Central WV has added 2,500 net new jobs (July ’17-Dec. ’18), primarily in energy and construction. Real wages in North Central WV have increased 18% since Q1 2013.
Our prominence in both of the recession-resistant sectors of higher education and health care employment is one reason for the stability in our area. The WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research calls for “continued healthy growth” for Morgantown well into the future.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Four beautiful seasons; clean mountain air; green hills; blue rivers and lakes; and spectacular rock formations make Morgantown a year-round paradise.
Residents also enjoy top-notch arts and cultural programs at venues like the WVU Art Museum, Creative Arts Center, the Monongalia Arts Center, and local scenes like 123 Pleasant Street.
Morgantown is the most ethnically diverse city in the State, with WVU students hailing from 108 different countries, and local residents speaking more than 20 different native languages.
Bring Your Business To WestRidge
Potential investors in WestRidge Business + Retail Park have high expectations of us – and they should. They expect us to provide a site for their investment that delivers not only market value and transportation access, but also incorporates their brand into a natural, beautiful setting with attractive amenities: trees and green hills, bike lanes and walking trails. Come join us… and find your place to grow at WestRidge.