Upshur County Development Authority

Business / Entrepreneurs

We understand a diversified economy is a successful economy and we look to support small businesses and encourage entrepreneurs to join the ecosystem by starting their companies in Upshur. Read More


Primed for expansion, Upshur County community and industry leaders are dedicated to advancing growth. Read More


Searching for the perfect building or site for your corporate relocation can be a challenging process. We are here to help in your search. Read More

Living Here

A high quality of life, low cost of living, easy access to Pittsburgh, historical and cultural amenities, outdoor and recreational opportunities and highly-ranked educational institutions, Upshur will prove to be the right move. Read More


With 355 square miles and 24,665 people*, Upshur County is the hub of North Central West Virginia. Read More

Welcome to Upshur County, West Virginia

Welcome to Upshur County, West Virginia, nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains and home to the City of Buckhannon, one of “the best 100 small towns in America”, as per Mr. Norman Crampton’s book of the same title.

With a growing population of approximately 25,000 people, Upshur County is located in the North Central section of the state, just off of Interstate 79 and directly on developing Corridor H, a four-lane restricted highway which upon completion will allow access to the Washington, DC metro area in approximately three hours.

A diverse economy, good educational system, strong utilities infrastructure and coupled with a strong private liberal arts college in West Virginia Wesleyan and a 51 bed hospital in St. Josephs, Upshur County offers a high quality of life environment to all. The turn of the 20th Century look to downtown Buckhannon is enhanced with works by local artisans, special restaurants, an arts culture that includes local theatre, a choral society, a chamber orchestra and a state renowned WV Strawberry Festival each May.

Come walk our Main Street, stroll along River Walk, dine in our restaurants, and bring your business closer to home in Upshur County.

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