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.

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.


2019 Legislative Session Begins January 9

WIth the 84th Legislature convening its first 60-day session at noon January 9, take a moment and page through the slides from BIC's pre-legislative conference to see what our members are focused on this year. CLICK HERE to see the slide deck.


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