It’s thriving. It’s innovation. It’s opportunity.
It’s strategically located. It’s highly trained. It’s hard working.
It’s your next location. It’s calling you.




The Morgantown Area Economic Partnership is appreciative of the financial support provided by its many public and private sector “Partners.” Partners who have made a financial contribution of at least $1,000 to MAP during the past year include the following:


State of West Virginia
Monongalia County Commission
Monongalia County Development Authority
Preston County Economic Development Authority
The City of Morgantown
The Town of Star City
The Town of Granville


Adrian Holding, LLC
Allegheny Development
Black Diamond Realty, LLC
Citizens Bank of Morgantown
Clear Mountain Bank
FEOH Realty
First Energy
Frontier Communications
Gianola, Barnum, Bechtel & Jecklin
Glenmark Holding, LLC
Howard Hanna Premier Properties
Huntington Banks
Laurita Energy
Longview Power LLC
Monongalia General Hospital
Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce
MVB Bank
Mylan Pharmaceuticals
Steptoe & Johnson
The United Federal Credit Union
Wesbanco Bank, Inc.
WV Junior College
West Virginia University
WVU Medicine

Why Should You Join MAP?

MAP will continue to conduct an aggressive economic development program. If you have a stake in the future of the Morgantown Area, you should join the forward-thinking companies and organizations listed above and become a Partner in MAP.

Annual contributions start at $1,000. Your contribution should be viewed as an investment decision…a decision to invest in your community’s growth and prosperity. Join MAP and contribute to the future of your family, your business, and your community!

Holly Childs, President + CEO of the Morgantown Area Economic Partnership, and Director of the Monongalia County Development Authority, can answer your questions about all the benefits of being part of these great organizations. Childs can be reached at 304.594.8085 or by email at

Join MAP Today – It’s the future of Morgantown!


The West Virginia University College of Business and Economics studies the area’s economic indicators closely and provides valuable information year after year to residents, business owners, developers and planners.

The College’s most recent forecast calls for employment growth in the Morgantown MSA at a higher rate than the state. Monongalia County is anticipated to grow at the highest rate.

Unemployment in the area is expected to continue falling according to the University’s economists remaining lower than the statewide average in Monongalia and Preston counties. In addition, personal income is expected to rise and the population is expected to continue growing. The choice for business location, relocation, development and growth is clear – It’s Morgantown.


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