Production & Employment

Production & Employment

Manufacturers in West Virginia account for 10.07% of the total output in the state and employ 7.01% of the workforce.

Keeping West Virginia Strong

Keeping West Virginia Strong

Total output from manufacturing was $7.94 billion in 2019 with 47,000 manufacturing employees in West Virginia in 2020

A Future for Families

A Future for Families

The average annual compensation of manufacturing workers was $74,726.77 in 2019.

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service providers?

With this exclusive, easily accessible online database of WVMA member companies, you can find the right fit for your business needs. WVMA members in manufacturing and supporting industries invest in West Virginia and are dedicated to supporting the overall success of the manufacturing.

By partnering with a WVMA member, you are supporting manufacturing industry in West Virginia and the competitiveness of the Mountain State.

Manufacturers help to drive West Virginia’s economy

With $3.01 billion in manufactured goods exports in 2020. That same year, $1.52 billion in exports was with our free trade agreement (FTA) partners.

This helps create jobs in the state, and 20.60% of its employment stemmed from exports in 2011. Small businesses comprised 76.00% percent of all exporters in West Virginia.

WVMA Corporate Partners

We are thrilled to spotlight our esteemed corporate partners who make WVMA Connections possible. These partners demonstrate an unwavering commitment to WVMA events throughout the year. Their invaluable support extends beyond the West Virginia Manufacturing Energy & Growth Summit to include the WVMA All-State Legislative Dinner and the WVMA Winter Convention.

We wholeheartedly encourage your support of our dedicated corporate partners.

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wvma wvmac logoFounded in 1915, the WVMA is the go-to voice for manufacturing in West Virginia. We offer robust policy advocacy at both state and federal levels, in partnership with leading organizations like the American Chemistry Council and the National Association of Manufacturers. Our members gain exclusive access to expertise in environmental protection, workers' compensation, tax, safety, and more, while also benefiting from facilitated industry connections. Join WVMA Today!


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