Chambers College of Business and Economics
Bureau of Business & Economic Research
Economic Outlook, Eastern Panhandle, West Virginia
West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle (EPH) has ranked as the state’s strongest economic region for a decade, with employment and other major indicators pointing to underlying strength in the EPH economy compared to West Virginia. The COVID-19 pandemic has hurt the EPH’s economy and will weigh on growth over the next few months, but the area should snap back by late-2021. In this report, we present a detailed discussion of the current state of the EPH economy along with our forecast for the likely path of economic activity over the next five years.
Digital Commons Citation
Lego, Brian and Deskins, John, "The Eastern Panhandle Economic Outlook: 2021-2025" (2020). Bureau of Business & Economic Research. 325.