Business Climate

Grant County’s business climate is enhanced by the presence of two exceptional training facilities.  South Branch Career & Technical Center in Petersburg trains secondary students from a three-county region in workforce entry skills.  Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College operates a Technology Training Center for post-secondary training in the county seat of Petersburg. 

A vibrant Business Community

With a diverse industry base ranging from wind energy to hardwoods, the same attributes that entice visitors also offer a moderate pace for businesses and their employees. Located in the heart of the WV Hardwood Alliance Zone, Grant County has 239,000 acres of forest land. It is also the home of Grant Memorial Hospital, the county’s largest employer. South Branch Career & Technical Center and Eastern’s Technology Training Center are both located in Petersburg, and Eastern WV Community & Technical College and Potomac State College of WVU are easily accessible in neighboring counties to help prepare and maintain the region’s workforce.

A strategic Location

Situated within the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, Grant County is centrally located within the eastern United States. Demographic data shows that over 40 percent of the U.S. population lives within a 500 miles radius of Grant County.
National Proximity

Corridor H (US 48)

When complete, Corridor H will stretch 130 miles across the mountains from I-79 at Weston to the junction of I-66 and I-81 in Virginia.

Corridor H will allow ease of access to vital shipping ports, improved access for the trucking industry, and increasing opportunities in product movement and exportation.

Target Industries

Economic activity across the region is driven by industries related to tourism, hardwood harvesting and manufacturing, and the health and energy sectors.