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Where You Want To Be.

The Friendly


welcome to fairmont, west virginia

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Aerial shot of Downtown Fairmont
Shot of Fairmont Residential Neighborhood
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The High Technology Foundation has recruited some of the highest priority federal operations in the United States to Fairmont, West Virginia. In just the last few years alone, these operations have brought hundreds of millions of dollars in investment and business opportunity.  We have had great success in this endeavor because we are located in a community that provides the fundamental components necessary for strong business growth.  You would be hard pressed to find another municipal government that compares to the pro-business support environment offered by the City of Fairmont.  Coupled with other local resources such as Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community and Technical College, the City of Fairmont community dramatically improves any business’ probability of success.”                      - James Estep

                                            West Virginia High Technology Foundation

"Fairmont really is The Friendly City. When we opened up here, the community welcomed us in with open arms and continues to come in and support our little business. We believe Fairmont is beginning to really grow into a fun destination for people to visit and a great place to live. We are very lucky to have opened our business here and couldn't imagine it being anywhere else."                  

                          - The Rambling Root


"When I look at our City, among all else, I see opportunity. Fairmont has everything that a potential business looking to thrive could want. We have a nearby college community, a rich historical background, successful existing businesses, wonderful financial incentives, and waterfront access. If you want to be a part of something special, come to Fairmont."                 


                                 - Tom Mainella

                                   Mayor, City of Fairmont

Let's talk about Fairmont

In the heart of North Central West Virginia, in between the thriving communities of Bridgeport/Clarksburg and Morgantown and 90 miles south of Pittsburgh, lies a business-friendly community with endless potential and much to offer. Fairmont is currently growing into one of the state's most sought out areas for art, food, recreation, and education.


 It's not only a great place to start a business but a wonderful place to live and thrive as a community member. Fairmont takes pride in it's local resources and those who have stuck around to give back and enhance the city's offerings. The City of Fairmont is not only home to nationally recognized businesses, but is also a community that encourages a wide variety of local business.

Woman and child at Connector Park
Fairmont Firefighter
Husky at East Marion Dog Park
Couple having coffee at Joe N' Throw
Fairmont Kayakers
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