West Virginia is a beautiful state it is blessed with scenic views, rivers, and mountains. West Virginia has capitalized on this, and tourism is one of the major industries in the state. The other major industry competes against tourism and that is the coal industry. Some how they manage to survive with one another.
West Virginia has some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. They have the resources. West Virginia has land, people, and infrastructure. More than 19 Colleges and Universities are located in West Virginia offering accredited four year degrees. Several offer Law, Masters and Doctorate degrees. There are several community colleges and junior colleges offering 2-year degrees. However, students after graduating often leave the state. Leaving West Virginia's population to decline and age.
Locating a Fortune 500 company in West Virginia would create a win-win situation for the corporation and the state. The company could build a campus location in a beautiful area. The state has locations within easy driving distances to Pittsburgh, Washington, and Baltimore. The real estate costs less in West Virginia than it does in most metropolitan areas. The in-state colleges would provide a well of talent to be tapped by the corporation. The corporation would bring higher paying jobs to the state. The money would filter down to other businesses in the state. The state would reap more tax income to improve infrastructure, health programs, and education. West Virginia needs Corporate America, and Corporate America could benefit from West Virginia.