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MMDC Save the Date May 2021

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The West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA) was formed in 1915 to improve the health and well-being of the manufacturing industry in West Virginia. 

WVMA members represent the quality and diversity of products made in the Mountain State. Members benefit from the strength of the WVMA which serves as THE voice for industry at the State Capitol and federally as the state partner of the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Chemistry Council. 

The WVMA provides members with access to experts in the areas of environmental protection, workers’ compensation, tax, safety and much more.  From advancing policy, to taking a hands-on approach to developing tomorrow’s workforce, to providing a broad industry network, the WVMA provides value to members.

West Virginia Manufacturing Facts & Data

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.

  • Manufacturers in West Virginia account for 10.07% of the total output in the state.
  • Manufacturers employ 7.01% of the workforce.
  • Total output from manufacturing was $7.94 billion in 2019.
  • There was an average of 47,000 manufacturing employees in West Virginia in 2020
  • The average annual compensation of manufacturing workers was $74,726.77 in 2019