Let's work in the Mountains!

If you’re looking for a small town overflowing with nice folks, colorful culture and plenty of outdoor adventure, then Beckley is the place for you. It won’t take long for you to feel welcomed by our authentic hospitality where people still make eye contact and smile while going about their day-to-day business.

The City of Beckley in Southern West Virginia offers the best of town and country with the amenities of a city and abundant recreational opportunities of a mountain escape. Established in 1838, Beckley is now home to approximately 17,000 citizens, yet it serves over 100,000 people in the region. Located on a plateau at the intersections of Interstates 77 and 64 and Route 19, the city is at a crossroads that is easily accessible for business and commerce.

Tourism, arts and entertainment are important to the Beckley area. With cultural local attractions such as Tamarack Marketplace, Theatre West Virginia, Beckley Art Center, Beckley Concert Association, Wildwood House Museum and the Appalachian Festival, the Smithsonian Magazine honored Beckley as one of the Top 20 Small Towns for Cultural Enrichment.

There’s plenty to do, yet nothing around here feels overcrowded, making Beckley, WV one of the best kept secrets in the mid-Atlantic region.

enjoy THE mountain life!

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy four seasons of activities in the region with attractions such as WinterPlace ski resort, Lake Stephens, Little Beaver State Park, the YMCA sports complex, WV Miners baseball, Burning Rock ATV Park, and Grandview. The City has a three-mile paved rail trail known as the McManus Trail that runs through the heart of the city for hiking and biking, and numerous hiking trails are being developed in the Piney Creek gorge and Beckley Mill area. Active SWV offers free exercise opportunities.

The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and The Bechtel Summit Scouting Center and High Adventure Park are just minutes from Beckley. The Summit hosts the Spartan Games annually in August.

Work

co-working space at the Historic Black Knight Municipal Park

As a Beckley Remote Worker you will receive free membership to our co-working space at the Historic Black Knight located conveniently at the southern end of Beckley between South Kanawha and South Fayette Streets, The co-working space is located on the main floor in the recently renovated Chilson’s restaurant. You’ll have access to individual work stations and group tables with wifi access, copier and printing services. Co working membership also includes golf on a 9-hole golf course, swimming, dining and banquet services in an atmosphere of casual elegance.

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The Beckley-Raleigh County area has become a center for higher education with access to a variety of colleges and universities. Community members are thrilled that Beckley became the new home of WVU Tech – the campus is located along the same street as City Hall and adjacent to downtown.

New River Community & Technical College has a relatively new campus off of I-64 and is beside the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center where Concord University and Bluefield State classes are offered. The University of Charleston, Valley College and Appalachian Bible College offer specialized training here.

With three hospitals (Raleigh General Hospital, BARH and Veterans) and several clinics, the community is also a health care center for the area.

7 universities and colleges

WVU Institute of Technology
Concord University - Beckley
Bluefield State College - Beckley
New River Community and Technical College
University of Charleston — Beckley
Appalachian Bible College
Southern WV Community & Technical College

3 Award-winning health institutions

Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital
Raleigh General Hospital
Beckley VA Medical Center

Crossroads to EVerywhere

Within a Day's Drive of 50% of the U.S. Population
Interstate 77 North / South
Interstate 64 East / West
Mountaineer Expressway - Route 19 North / South

Prince Train Depot

The Beckley region is also served by Amtrak’s New York-Washington- Chicago “Cardinal” (Trains 50 & 51), which operates on a tri-weekly schedule. Our Amtrak station is located in Prince, West Virginia (about 10 miles north of Beckley on State Route 41) in the New River gorge National Park & Preserve. The “Cardinal’s” western terminus is Chicago Union Station, where it connects with all other Amtrak trains in both directions. In the east, the “Cardinal” connects with the “Crescent” in Charlottesville, VA for service to Atlanta and New Orleans in both directions. In both Alexandria, VA and Washington, D.C., the “Cardinal” connects with the “Silver Meteor” for service to Richmond, the Carolinas, Savannah, Jacksonville, Orlando and Miami in both directions. In Washington, the “Cardinal” connects with the overnight train to Boston in both directions. Since the “Cardinal” operates through to New York City, it provides direct service to Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia, Trenton and Newark as well. The eastern terminus is the magnificent new Penn station in the heart of midtown Manhattan. The “Cardinal” offers both coach & sleeper service, and is renowned as one of the most scenic trains in North America. It showcases the entire New River gorge as well as the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. For information and reservations, call Amtrak at (800) 872-7245 or visit www.amtrak.com.

BECKLEY IS AWESOME.

Whitewater Kayaking

Piney Creek boasts 12 miles of continuous class IV kayaking as it makes its way into the New River Gorge. The creek is an amazing backyard playground for the experienced kayaker.

Hiking / Biking Trails

Over 50 miles of total trails throughout Beckley / Raleigh County. 4.5 mile McManus Trail that runs through the city of Beckley. 14 different trails in the Gray Flats Trail System that include easy to intermediate and wind their way into the spectacular New River Gorge. Future plans to connect Beckley trail systems to Mt. Hope trail systems which will eventually connect to Fayetteville.

Winter Sports

Winterplace Ski Resort is the perfect place for beginners to learn to ski and more advanced skiers and riders to improve their technique or just spend some time having fun with family and friends. Our runs have 100% snowmaking, so even if mother nature can't get it to snow, we can. For the non-skiers in the group, we have a snow tubing park - no special equipment needed. Base Elevation: 2,997 Feet Top Elevation: 3,600 Feet Vertical Drop: 603 Feet Skiable Acres: 90+ Acres Snowmaking: 100% based on weather Longest Run: 1 1/4 Mile (Intermediate Trail - Panorama) Number of Trails: 27 Slopes & 1 Terrain Park Slope Difficulty: Easiest - 37%; Intermediate - 40%; Advanced - 23% Total Lifts: 10 Lifts (2 Quads; 2 Doubles; 3 Triples; 3 Super Carpet Lifts) Night Skiing: Night Skiing is available on 26 slopes, The Terrain Park and the Snow Tubing Park. (Slope closed for night skiing: Turkey Chute). Snow Tubing Park: Largest Snow Tubing Park in WV with 2 Super tubing Carpet Lifts and up to 14 Lanes of Cool Fun!

New River Gorge National River

The New River Gorge National River has been redesignated as our country's 63rd National Park and Preserve. This name change promotes the beauty and historical significance of the Gorge and ensures that the longstanding traditions of hunting and fishing are protected for generations to come. There are 7,021 acres composed of four areas: The Lower Gorge, Thurmond, Grandview and Sandstone Falls.
The Lower Gorge: This will make up the majority of the National Park. Most of the land is steep, rough terrain that overlooks the New River below. This section is also home to the New River Gorge Bridge which is the third tallest bridge in the United States.
Thurmond: The inclusion of Thurmond protects and highlights the history of a town once at the heart of the coal boom and is now a popular place for tourists to go and learn about West Virginia's rich coal heritage.
Grandview: This area, located right here in Raleigh County is known for its five hiking trails and a scenic overlook There are 368 acres in Grandview that will be opened up for hunting for the first time ever. Sandstone Falls: This portion of the Park is home to the largest waterfall on the New River and a unique botanical ecosystem, which is caused by the river flowing north across the region.

Whitewater Kayaking

Piney Creek boasts 12 miles of continuous class IV kayaking as it makes its way into the New River Gorge. The creek is an amazing backyard playground for the experienced kayaker.

Hiking / Biking Trails

Over 50 miles of total trails throughout Beckley / Raleigh County. 4.5 mile McManus Trail that runs through the city of Beckley. 14 different trails in the Gray Flats Trail System that include easy to intermediate and wind their way into the spectacular New River Gorge. Future plans to connect Beckley trail systems to Mt. Hope trail systems which will eventually connect to Fayetteville.

Winter Sports

Winterplace Ski Resort is the perfect place for beginners to learn to ski and more advanced skiers and riders to improve their technique or just spend some time having fun with family and friends. Our runs have 100% snowmaking, so even if mother nature can't get it to snow, we can. For the non-skiers in the group, we have a snow tubing park - no special equipment needed. Base Elevation: 2,997 Feet Top Elevation: 3,600 Feet Vertical Drop: 603 Feet Skiable Acres: 90+ Acres Snowmaking: 100% based on weather Longest Run: 1 1/4 Mile (Intermediate Trail - Panorama) Number of Trails: 27 Slopes & 1 Terrain Park Slope Difficulty: Easiest - 37%; Intermediate - 40%; Advanced - 23% Total Lifts: 10 Lifts (2 Quads; 2 Doubles; 3 Triples; 3 Super Carpet Lifts) Night Skiing: Night Skiing is available on 26 slopes, The Terrain Park and the Snow Tubing Park. (Slope closed for night skiing: Turkey Chute). Snow Tubing Park: Largest Snow Tubing Park in WV with 2 Super tubing Carpet Lifts and up to 14 Lanes of Cool Fun!

West Virginia Living at Its Best

Opportunities for a thriving, happy life abound in the Mountain State. What makes West Virginia truly unique is its gorgeous landscape, authentic hospitality, colorful culture and dynamic heritage.

Top-ranked universities, fulfilling careers, award-winning health institutions, thriving arts communities and ample outdoor recreation activities are just a few elements that draw people to the Mountain State. We invite you to discover why West Virginia is called “Almost Heaven.”

Education

Our workforce and residents have access to top-ranked universities, training programs and more to fully develop their knowledge and career paths. West Virginia offers its residents a merit-based financial aid program called the Promise Scholarship, where students can receive annual awards up to $4,750 to cover in-state tuition costs. Additionally, the West Virginia Legislature just passed free community and technical college for all residents.

People

The people of West Virginia take great pride in the state’s rugged beauty, close-knit communities, and rich culture of hard work and determination. Here, you’ll find a people with grit and a natural hard work ethic. West Virginia fueled the industrial age, and we continue to carry that pride with us as we introduce new industries and opportunities.

Money Talks

Beckley Welcomes New Businesses

Beckley welcomes new businesses. The New River Gorge Development Authority, HIVE business incubator, and the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce offer business assistance. In addition to easy highway access, the Raleigh County Memorial Airport has one of the longest runways in the state and

According to Beckley Mayor, Robert Rappold, “We want to make Beckley a cool college town, with tasteful events and student safety at the forefront. The City of Beckley invites students, tourists, new businesses and residents to visit our friendly community.”

Cost of Doing Business in West Virginia

West Virginia’s cost of doing business is among the lowest in the country. The state ranked 11th in CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business 2018 for cost of doing business. Additionally, electrical rates rank 14th lowest in the nation.

Employees Enjoy Lower Living Costs

Businesses are not the only ones that flourish thanks to West Virginia’s affordability. With the cost of living 16% lower than the national average, employees will also benefit from low living costs.

*Statistics from the WV Development Office

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