Morgantown and Monongalia County have consistently seen some of the lowest unemployment rates in the state. Some of the major employers in the area include the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and West Virginia University.
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 its residents and businesses alike. City staff are ready to help entrepreneurs and the development community bring their projects to fruition. Visit our economic development webpage for more information.
Morgantown is the home to West Virginia University, the largest institution of higher education in the state with an annual enrollment of 26,864 students (Fall 2018) on the Morgantown campus. The city is the medical, cultural, and commercial hub of the region. Daytime population estimates 70,000 in Morgantown.
- Lawrence Kasdan
- Don Knotts
- David Selby
- Jerry West (WVU Athlete)