WV Forward

The people of West Virginia are facing their most important task: Advancing our state into prosperity.

Together, with West Virginia University, and Marshall University, we have blazed a path that we call West Virginia Forward.

West Virginia Forward is a collaboration among Marshall University, the West Virginia Department of Commerce, West Virginia University, and Marshall University to identify short-term, larger-scale projects that will boost West Virginia’s economic development efforts.

Our Path

Our path has three objectives.

Identify potential sectors in which West Virginia can grow to diversify our economy.

Reinforce the foundation that supports economic growth, including our infrastructure, talent base and business climate.

Create a clear roadmap, helping partners around the state navigate these new pathways toward our shared destination: A prosperous West Virginia.

Get Involved!

If you have ideas you would like to share, or would like to get involved with the teams moving forward, contact us.