Located in the geographic center or Mountain Lakes Region of West Virginia, Gilmer County is a gateway to water and woodlands and may have exactly what you need to locate your business. We are proud of our pro-business attitude, our focus on family and friends, higher education and the outdoors. The lower cost of doing business relative to adjacent metropolitan areas, our strategic location and available workforce provide a sound foundation for success.
The citizens of Gilmer County are dedicated to their jobs, homes and families. Our manufacturing labor cost averages are approximately 33% below the U.S. average, and energy is inexpensive and abundant. Glenville is home to Glenville State College, a four-year liberal arts institution. The presence of the college in our community means local opportunity for academic study as well as the enjoyment of cultural and athletic events presented by the college. The college offers several majors including education, business, natural sciences, land resources, and criminal justice leading to Bachelor's degrees. The Sue Morris Criminal Justice Facility provides hand-on educational opportunities as well as a training center for area law enforcement agencies.
Gilmer County is about commitment and we're committed to attracting new business and new neighbors. We invite you to browse our website to gain a better insight as to what we have to offer, and we encourage you to contact us for any additional information.
The Gilmer County Economic Development Association (GCEDA) is a private, non-profit development association designated by the Gilmer County Commission as the lead agent for economic development in the county. The Gilmer County Economic Development Association is cultivating a business community of neighbors and committed to bringing industrial growth to Gilmer County while maintaining and nourishing the quality of life provided by a small town.