News Releases

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6/15/2020

This morning the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 7-2 decision in the case of U.S. Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association.

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4/27/2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been ongoing in the state, the West Virginia Chamber has been speaking with its members and looking at necessary steps to lead an economic recovery in the state.

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2/5/2020

Following the announcement earlier today that State Superintendent of Schools Steve Paine will retire by June 30th, the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce is calling for the West Virginia Board of Education to conduct a thorough search for Dr. Paine’s successor.

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1/22/2020

West Virginia saw yet another year of job creation according to data released today by Workforce West Virginia. The seasonally adjusted averages compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics show the average total employment of jobs in the Mountain State for 2019 was 759,000. This is the highest number on record since 2008, when coal production was at an all time high.

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12/27/2019

Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a privately held national retail chain of craft and home decor stores, opens in Charleston, West Virginia with a ribbon cutting ceremony and official grand opening celebration on Monday, December 30 at 9 a.m.

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12/12/2019

The second annual Women’s Leadership Summit of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce was an overwhelming success filled with messages of possibility, inspiration and empowerment.

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11/12/2019

The monthly state data release from Workforce WV that became available this afternoon shows West Virginia added 19,000 jobs from October 2018 to October 2019.

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9/26/2019

The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce has been recognized as a leading state chamber of commerce by the Association of State Chamber Professionals (ASCP). During its annual awards ceremony, ASCP awarded the West Virginia Chamber 1st place in four of the six categories for which awards were given.

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9/17/2019

The monthly state data release from Workforce WV that became available this afternoon shows West Virginia is at its highest level of employment in the month of August since 2008. Total employment for August 2019 in West Virginia climbed to 758,900, representing an increase of 29,500 since employment hit its lowest levels in 2015.

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8/14/2019

The monthly state data release from Workforce WV that became available yesterday afternoon shows West Virginia is at its highest level of employment in the month of July since 2008. Total employment for July 2019 in West Virginia climbed to 756,400, representing an increase of 27,300 since employment hit its lowest levels in 2015.

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