Berkeley County, Blog

If you are looking for a unique place to call home, Berkeley County, West Virginia is the ideal place for you, your family, and your business. Along with employment rates, the population and number of businesses continue to increase, making our area a thriving place to be.

In the last year, the employment rate in West Virginia has increased by 3.8%, giving our businesses 26,000 new employees. With an unemployment rate of 2.7%, Berkeley County’s workforce continues to stay well above the national and state average, providing our businesses an excellent opportunity to acquire and retain qualified talent.  Even more skilled workers will be able to serve businesses across the county as more people locate in Berkeley County.

Since January 2021, there has been a 17.90% increase in new businesses in Berkeley County. The Bureau of Business & Economic Research at the West Virginia University College of Business & Economics reports that this economic growth is expected to continue through 2023.

In November and December of 2022, 158 new businesses were registered in Berkeley County. As they join the business community, they gain support from local leaders and educational institutions. They also benefit from the infrastructure, easy transportation access, and low operating costs-including tax advantages!

Interested in starting or relocating your business to Berkeley County? Contact the Berkeley County Development Authority (BDCA) today!

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