The Eastern Panhandle

Berkeley County is Moving at the Speed of Business!

Ideally situated at the I-81 Corridor, Berkeley County is the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia’s premier location for a new business or a development project.  At 5,121 businesses strong and growing, Berkeley County is home to many Fortune 500 and international companies, including:


Berkeley County is regarded as the Eastern Panhandle’s economic center, and companies are consistently choosing to locate and expand their business here because we deliver:

Prime Location

Berkeley County is centrally located on the East Coast. Approximately 1½ hours from Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. This combines easy access to major metropolitan areas with a quiet setting.

The Right Market Opportunity

Berkeley County is home to major manufacturers and distribution centers, large government facilities, and small entrepreneurial businesses. The diversity of employers brings a well-rounded workforce.

Qualified & Motivated Workforce

In Berkeley County, we still take pride in a job well done. The old-fashioned American work ethic is alive and well. Thanks to our impressive collection of learning institutions, we are home to a well-educated and dedicated workforce.

Business-Ready Environment

Berkeley County government, Berkeley County schools, Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce, large and small businesses, as well as agricultural, manufacturing and distribution enterprises combine to comprise a unique philosophical approach to self-reliant individual and business choices. Berkeley County offers a true commitment to the fundamental values of American business that are increasingly unique, not only in the State of West Virginia, but in the entire nation.

Quality of Life

Our area is renowned for festivals, farms, and plenty of other activities so you can enjoy the outdoors. Hike along the C&O Canal or the Appalachian Trail or golf at one of our local courses. Take a daytime drive along the Washington Heritage Trail, a 135-mile path that encompasses Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson Counties.When you’re finished, relax at one of our county’s many bed and breakfasts. The nearby towns of Berkeley Springs, Shepherdstown, Charles Town, and Harpers Ferry offer additional recreational and cultural opportunities.

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