“The quality of the work force in the greater Wheeling area is equal or superior to other U.S. cities where we hire professionals. We found in Wheeling and surrounding areas a high-caliber, well-educated work force with solid skill sets. We were able to fill all of our positions with qualified enthusiastic people.” – Orrick
Within a 30-minute commute of Wheeling there is a sizable population and work force.
- Population: 133,150
- Labor Force: 61,449
- Finance, Insurance and Real Estate professionals: 2,668
- IT professionals: 610*
- Average Commute: Less than 30 minutes
- Average drive time from Wheeling to Pittsburgh International Airport: 1 hour
*Workforce Investment Area 5, State of West Virginia, encompassing Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, and Tyler counties.