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Marion Regional Development Corporation

Promoting Economic Development in Marion County, West Virginia since 1954

At a Glance


Marion County regains status as a 'certified business location'

Since its renewed partnership with Marion County and City of Fairmont last summer, Marion Regional Development Corporation has been working diligently to improve the county’s economic development prospects and recently locked in a state certification, naming Marion County a Certified Business Location. Read more...

Marion County's Advantages

Dynamic Region

Marion County is located in the heart of the I-79 Corridor. Known for its high-tech companies, higher education institutions, dynamic health care systems, and robust transportation network, North Central West Virginia is one of the state's leading growth areas.

Cost of Doing Business

West Virginia's cost of doing business is among the lowest in the country. The state ranked #10 for the best business climate in Business Facilities 2021 State Rankings Report.


Marion County is within one day's drive of 50% of the U.S. population and a third of Canada's and is served by two regional airports. Businesses here enjoy a lower cost of business while having strategic access to major markets.

Low Cost of Living

Marion County's and West Virginia's cost of living is 12% lower than the national average.

Marion Remote

Live Here. Work There. Marion Remote is your guide to living and working remotely in Marion County.

Quality of Life

Marion County offers a true mix of a small-town lifestyle with the amenities of much larger metro areas.

Sites & Buildings

We maintain a diverse inventory of sites and buildings. Explore our sites to find a new location in Marion County, West Virginia.

Marion County is in the heart of North Central West Virginia - a thriving region for business and industry. We invite you to explore Marion County and see what we have to offer.

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Who We Are

The Marion Regional Development Corporation (MRDC) is a non-profit, private economic development organization, sponsored by the Marion County Commission and the City of Fairmont.

MRDC promotes new investment, job creation, and the retention of existing businesses across Marion County, West Virginia.

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