Business and Industry

Major Employers

St. Mary's Medical Center 2,600
Cabell Huntington Hospital 2,300
Marshall University 2,000
CSX, Huntington Division 1,100
VA Medical Center 1,078
Special Metals 996
University Physicians & Surgeons 850
Marathon 800
US Army Corps of Engineers 775
Wal-Mart 750
DirecTV 730
Alcon 700
Amazon 700
GC Services 650
Steel of West Virginia 527

Air Transportation

Tri-State Airport Huntington, WV (approximately 15 minutes from downtown Huntington)
Daily Departures 7
Hub Centers Charlotte
Runway Length 7,016 ft
Air Cargo Services Yes
Charter Service Yes
Passenger Carriers
US Airways
Allegiant Air
Yeager Airport Charleston, WV (approximately 45 minutes from downtown Huntington)
Daily Departures 25
Hub Centers Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Detroit, LaGuardia-NYC, Washington, DC-Dulles & Reagan
Runway Length 6,802 ft
Air Cargo Services Yes
Charter Service Yes
Passenger Carriers Spirit, Air Tran, American-Eagle, Continental, Delta Connection, United Express, USAirways Express

Ground Transportation

Major Highways
Interstates I-64, I-73 Proposed
U.S. Primary U.S. Rtes. 60, 52, 23
State Primary Rtes. 75, 2, 152, 10, 37
Major Freight & Railroads
Motor Freight - Daily Service 11
Motor Freight - Local Terminals 3
Rail Service CSX, Norfolk Southern
Rail Passenger Service Amtrak
Public Bus System Tri-State Transit Authority

Huntington is the largest inland river port in the United States.


Electric Service
Supplier & Generation Co American Electric Power
Natural Gas Service
Transmission Columbia Transmission
Supplier Mountaineer Gas Company, Consumers Gas, Southern Public

West Virginia is the largest producer of oil and natural gas east of the Mississippi River with natural gas costs rated 8th lowest in the U.S. Natural gas is produced in 49 out of West Virginia's 55 counties through approximately 48,000 active wells throughout the state. Allegheny Power has 4,845 miles of main line serving 229,984 customers and ranks 33rd in the nation for oil production and 11th for natural gas production via open access system offering transportation and sales services, both firm and interruptible.

Water Service
Supplier West Virginia American-Water Co. (supplies cities of Huntington and Barboursville, communities of Culloden, Salt Rock, Lavalette PSD, and Chesapeake, OH. Also serves 98% of rural Cabell County.)
Source Ohio River
Capacity 20 million GPD
Peak Load 16.5 million GPD
Storage Capacity 10.5 million gallons
Other Local Suppliers Town of Milton (Cabell County) and towns of Kenova, Ceredo (Wayne County) and Ft. Gay
Waste Water Treatment
Storm 80% coverage (City)
Sanitary 80% coverage
Capacity 17 million GPD
Peak Load 16 million GPD
Solid Waste Disposal
Landfill Boyd County, KY & Prichard, WV
Estimated Life 7 years - Boyd County

Employee Training

The Governor's Guaranteed Work Force Program provides a one-step service for all economic development-related job training needs. Under this program the State will pay up to 100% of new or existing employees' cost of training. Up to $2,000 per employee is allowed.  Workforce WV offers up to one year salary  for qualified employees through its ESP program.


Property Tax Multipliers 2013
Cabell County .27588%
Wayne County .23156%
City of Huntington .33988%
Village of Barboursville .35088%
City of Milton .32112%

Property tax assessed on 60% of market value. Based on  non-residential, non-owner occupied property.

Source: Cabell/Wayne County Commissions

Business and Occupational Gross Sales Tax City of Huntington (Per $100)
Manufacturers 0.00
Restaurants 0.25
Wholesalers 0.15
Contractors 2.00
Amusements 0.50
Mineral Products 1.00
Electric Power 4.00
Retailers 0.25
Service 0.50
Other Utilities 2.00
State Unemployment Compensation Tax
New Employees 2.7% (First 36 months)
Experienced Employees 1.5 - 8.5
Wage Base first $12,000.00
State Corporate Income Tax
Rate 2014 6.5%
State Franchise Tax Rate of 0.1%, in 2014, of adjusted apportioned capitol. Phased out by 2015.
State Sales Tax
State Rate Food: 0%
Other: 6%

No sales tax on the purchase of equipment and machinery for manufacturing.

State Personal Income
Rate 3% to 6.5%

Source: State of West Virginia