Chambers College of Business and Economics
Bureau of Business & Economic Research
North Central West Virginia Outlook
North Central West Virginia has been one of the state’s strongest and steadiest economic regions for the past decade or so. The four-county area did lose some jobs during 2019, but those losses were tied to court-ordered delays of pipeline construction projects and layoffs at a large manufacturer rather than a deterioration in the area’s underlying economic fundamentals. Despite the region’s solid economic foundation, the COVID-19 pandemic did strike a major blow to the region’s economy in early-2020 and continues to affect the area to this day. In this report, we present a detailed discussion of North Central West Virginia’s economy along with our forecast for regional conditions for the next five years.
Digital Commons Citation
Lego, Brian and Deskins, John, "North Central West Virginia Economic Outlook 2021-2025" (2020). Bureau of Business & Economic Research. 323.