News & Policy

News & Policy


The WV Business & Industry Council works to keep its membership up to date on issues of importance to the employer community. Below find recent organizational news releases, news clippings, action alerts and other information relevant to our membership.

BIC Releases Education Platform

What hope West Virginia has for future economic opportunity, economic diversification and reversal of the trend of outward migration of our people is conditioned on our capacity to more fully develop our human resources – an educated and trained workforce for the jobs of today as well as the jobs of tomorrow. The transportable and flexible nature of the global economy requires us to compete not only with neighboring states, but nations across the globe for job opportunities for our people. Current and future generations of West Virginians must be prepared to take their place as part of a workforce prepared to compete for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

As state government leaders and stakeholders continue the ongoing debate about education reform, the West Virginia Business & Industry Council wants this conversation to include the perspective of employers. Our members represent some 26 different industries that employ nearly 400,000 people. We know better than anyone what capacity and skills are required of those making careers in our industries.

West Virginia’s Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Levels Since 2008

Pro-Business policies leading to growing economy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With recent data from WorkForce West Virginia showing that the state’s unemployment rate has dropped to 4.2 percent – the lowest level since 2008 – and record state revenue collections building to what may be one of the largest state budget surpluses in memory, West Virginia is experiencing incredible economic growth.

W.Va. Ready to be Energy Leader

Thanks to pro-business policies advanced by Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Legislature, the West Virginia Business & Industry Council says the Mountain State is seeing exciting new developments in the energy industry. CLICK HERE to read more!

Pro-business Policies Lead to WV Revenue Surge

Policy initiatives put in place by Governor Jim Justice and the state’s legislative leadership have resulted in what may be the largest single month revenue collections in state history for April. CLICK HERE to read more.

West Virginia Business & Industry Council Recaps 2019 Session

CLICK HERE to read our recap of the 2019 legislative session.

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