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Publication Date

Spring 5-27-2021


Chambers College of Business and Economics


Bureau of Business & Economic Research


Wheeling, West Virginia, WV, Economic Development


The Greater Wheeling region, defined in this report as consisting of Brooke, Hancock, Marshall and Ohio counties in West Virginia, and Belmont, Jefferson, and Monroe counties in Ohio, has experienced a volatile economy over the past decade with significant swings in employment across multiple sectors.

In this report, we make a detailed examination of the recent economic indicators in the Greater Wheeling region. This report is part of a series from West Virginia University researchers at the Bureau of Business and Economic Research and the WVU Extension Service that evaluate the Wheeling Metropolitan Area’ economy with the goal of providing a set of comprehensive action plans to provide direction for the region’s policy makers to enhance the area’s economic growth.

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