Marion County, WV lies in North-Central West Virginia and is home to over 56,000 residents with a growing economy. The county has an area of 313.6 square miles where the Monongahela River begins, with the convergence of the West Fork and Tygart Valley River at Fairmont. Fairmont, the county seat, sits along the Monongahela River and Interstate 79, and with approximately 19,000 residents, the city is growing with new businesses and entrepreneurs. Joining Fairmont along Interstate 79 is Pleasant Valley and White Hall; both growing in population and businesses.
Fairmont West Virginia is located along interstate 79 in the heart of Marion County. Home of the county seat, the friendly city serves as the hub for all things Marion County. City parks, delicious restaurants, unique shopping, and, of course, spacious living options can all be found in Fairmont. With easy access to both Morgantown and Clarksburg, Fairmont is a great and convenient place to call home.
Accessibility is the key to any growing community and Marion County sits in the heart of the I-79 corridor with an excellent transportation system. Interstate 79 connects Marion County to all major cities. Located ninety miles south of Pittsburgh, PA and a few hours from Columbus, OH; Washington D.C.; Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; and Richmond, VA, the county is prospering from the proximity to these major metropolitan cities.
North Central WV Airport, with its 7000-foot runway offers daily flights connecting to any major city in the U.S. This airport not only serves as a business park housing numerous international companies, but also has a charter service available to the surrounding communities. It has become a leader in providing quality services to passengers from all over the world.
Marion County is in a perfect position and experiencing growth from the entire region. Having a regional trade area population of close to 300,000, the region, once rooted in manufacturing and mineral extraction industries, is now diversifying the economy opening it up for opportunities that previously did not exist.
Fueled by the technology movement and sustained growth of the 500 acre I-79 Technology Park, Marion County has developed and implemented a systematic approach to their overall revitalization that focuses on infrastructure investment and community facility improvement. It has been successfully guided by a partnership of leaders from the Federal, State, County, and City governments, offering investors opportunities in a well-planned community.