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 Endorses 89 Legislative Candidates in 2020 Primary Election

    April 21st, 2020

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. The West Virginia Business & Industry Council (BIC) has endorsed 89 candidates for statewide and local legislative races in the 2020 Primary Election.

    “This bipartisan list of candidates includes longtime legislators and also some who are new to public service, but all are united by a shared goal of improving West Virginia’s business climate and growing our job base,” said BIC Chairman Chris Hamilton. “We encourage West Virginia’s business community to support the candidates on this list.”

  • BIC Urges Justice to Sign Education Reform Bill

    June 24th, 2019

    The West Virginia Business & Industry Council is hoping Gov. Jim Justice will sign comprehensive education reform legislation that achieved full passage June 24. CLICK HERE to read more.

  • BIC Creates New Energy Committee and Condemns Bloomberg

    June 11th, 2019

    Energy industry leaders from the West Virginia Business & Industry Council joined Gov. Jim Justice Monday to decry an anti-coal and natural gas campaign promoted by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. CLICK HERE to read more.

  • BIC Releases Education Platform

    June 6th, 2019

    The West Virginia Business & Industry Council is making sure West Virginia’s government leaders and the public know what our views are when it comes to our public education system. To that end, BIC has developed its own education reform platform thanks to the input of many members. CLICK HERE to read our Education Platform.

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

    June 2nd, 2019

    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. CLICK HERE to read more.