News Releases

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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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8/1/2019

The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce announced today that Republican Whip Steve Scalise will travel to While Sulphur Springs for the 2019 Annual Meeting and Business Summit on August 28 at The Greenbrier.

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7/25/2019

West Virginia led the nation in GDP Growth in the 1st Quarter of 2019 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to see West Virginia’s GDP Growth at 5.2%, leading all other states in the nation.

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7/16/2019

The monthly state data release from Workforce WV that became available this afternoon shows that total employment for the month of June was the strongest number for the month of June since 2008. Total employment for June 2019 in West Virginia stood at 754,400.

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7/10/2019

Today CNBC released its annual “Top States for Business Rankings,” and West Virginia saw improvement over the previous year, rising from 48th to 45th in the rankings.

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6/25/2019

West Virginia led the nation in personal income growth in the 1st Quarter of 2019 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to see West Virginia’s personal income growth at 5.6%, leading all other states in the union.

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6/18/2019

The monthly state data release from Workforce WV that became public today shows that West Virginia’s economy continues to show strong growth. Today’s release included employment numbers for May 2019.

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5/30/2019

The West Virginia Manufacturers Association and the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce have both come out in strong support of the West Virginia Student Success Act of 2019. The Student Success Act contains many provisions that will benefit parents, students, and teachers across West Virginia. Consideration of the bill will occur in the West Virginia Senate on Saturday, June 1.

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4/11/2019

The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce has announced that eleven West Virginia companies have been named “Five-Diamond Employers” in 2019. The awards were presented in Charleston at the Chamber’s annual Human Resources Conference.

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3/19/2019

The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce will host featured speaker Dr. Steve L. Robbins at the Chamber’s inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Symposium on Tuesday, April 9. The Diversity and Inclusion Symposium will kick off the West Virginia Chamber’s two-day Human Resources Conference that will be held at the Charleston Marriott-Town Center.

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