Business, Industry & Technology
The industries of iron, steel and mining have served our area well. And now Wheeling grows further into the future with new technology built on electrons, the silicon chip and global reach. Companies moving to Wheeling in this decade have found groundbreaking high tech infrastructure, plentiful and affordable office space, both downtown or in “suburban” locations; developable sites with ready highway access; available manufacturing space, an attractive tax structure and incentives, a low cost of living and a skilled, flexible employee base instilled with a strong work ethic.
In fact, Wheeling is one of the reasons Inc., Forbes and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list West Virginia cities among the country’s best places for business and living.
Expansion Management Magazine recognizes Wheeling MSA as one of the Economic Development “hot spots” in the Top 20 Small Metros by tracking the employment expansion activity of 19 million companies during the past four years. These are the communities where companies tend to grow best. Business leaders and site selection search teams feel most comfortable in places and situations where their counterparts have also been successful...and Wheeling has become a top place for business recruitment and attraction!