The West Virginia Business and Industry Council (WV BIC), one of the largest business trade organizations in West Virginia endorsed Governor Jim Justice for reelection in the 2020 General Election for Governor today.

“It is my pleasure to inform you that the West Virginia Business and Industry Council has endorsed your candidacy for the 2020 General Election. Our members believe you share our goal of improving West Virginia’s business climate and growing our job base. We are encouraging the state’s business community to support your candidacy,” said Chris Hamilton, Chairman of the West Virginia Business and Industry Council.

Under Governor Justice’s leadership, the state’s economy is recovering from the global COVID-19 pandemic and is growing stronger every day. In the last year, before the pandemic, over 19,000 new jobs were created in West Virginia, and the state led the country in GDP growth in 2019.

West Virginia has welcomed job growth and expansion from large and small companies thanks to Governor Justice’s leadership, including Hino Motors, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Facebook, MPLX, Pietro Fiorentini, Northrup Grumman, Proctor & Gamble, Pratt and Whitney, Virgin Hyperloop One, and Great Barrel Company to name a few.

The West Virginia Business & Industry Council represents a broad crosssection of West Virginia’s job creators, including healthcare, mining, insurance, retail, trucking, agricultural, construction, and other industries. Their members employ hundreds of thousands of West Virginians across the state and represent a significant percentage of the state’s economy.