Economic Development

The City of Morgantown is working closely with area partners to retain, attract and grow small business opportunities in the community. The city's goal is to provide better services and a higher standard of living for residents and businesses alike. City staff are ready to help entrepreneurs and the development community bring their project to fruition.

A picture of the Monongahela River and downtown Morgantown.Why Morgantown?

The City of Morgantown is located at the heart of one of the fastest growing counties in the state. The Morgantown area is the major population center and economic engine of North Central West Virginia. The city is the arts and cultural hub of the community and is the home of West Virginia University. The city has a skilled professional base, access to world class health care, close proximity to large metropolitan areas, a historic downtown area, riverfront amenities and numerous outdoor recreation activities. 

The City of Morgantown works closely with the Morgantown Area Partnership on a regional approach to economic development and infrastructure investment to keep the city competitive and attractive to existing and new businesses. Below are just a few of the reasons you should consider locating your business in Morgantown.


Businesses seeking to open in the city can take advantage of several incentives. 

Get Started

Are you interested in reviewing available land? Would you like to discuss development, relocation or expansion to the City of Morgantown? Contact the Development Services Department at 304-284-7431 or by email.

Click here to take the first step to opening your business in Morgantown.

Click here to visit the Morgantown Area Partnership website.

Click here to visit the WV Development Office website.

Click here to visit the WV Small Business Development Center.

Click here to visit Main Street Morgantown.

Click here for tourism related information.