For Businesses

Princeton is well-known throughout the state as one of West Virginia’s bright spots because of our progressive attitude and immeasurable potential. The City of Princeton is uniquely positioned to take advantage of major opportunities that other municipalities can only dream about. The signs of economic prosperity and progress are everywhere. The public and private investments in our city have proved, once again, that Princeton’s future is worth their confidence.

Princeton remains West Virginia’s “business friendly” city with our Business & Occupation Tax Incentive Program and our policy to encourage value-added manufacturing businesses to locate in our city.

Princeton will take its place in the development of this part of the state of West Virginia as a leading city. Our city is a symbol of hope and promise in southern West Virginia and a success story for the whole state.

Please contact us to get further information on what Princeton has to offer businesses:

  • Two viable shopping districts on Mercer Street and Stafford Drive with multiple shopping centers
  • Healthy Business District
  • Key redevelopment areas and future growth corridors
  • Development of Historical District
  • Recipient of Excellence Award from the West Virginia Planning Association for Princeton Comprehensive Plan, containing long-term planning efforts for utility, economic development, and regional transportation projects
  • Prime location situated along two major transportation corridors – Interstate 77 and US Route 460
  • Progressive and supportive Chamber of Commerce
  • Princeton Community Hospital – State-of-the-art health care facility
  • Excellent physicians and health care services
  • Princeton Health and Fitness Center – modern, full-service facility for healthy lifestyles
  • Performing Arts Center now open
  • New Railroad Museum housing a unique display of memorabilia and artifacts
  • Mercer County – Rated among top 100 communities for youth
  • Excellent school system offering broad curriculum and a strong alliance with the business community.
  • Fire Department – Class 3 rating by Insurance Services Office. ISO statistics show that better fire protection leads to lower losses. (Princeton is one of only 8 fire departments in the state to attain a Class 3 rating.)
  • Response time for Police Department, Fire Department, and Emergency First Responder – 3 to 5 minutes
  • County Seat – Mercer County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex
  • New Post Office
  • #2 Library in the State of West Virginia
  • Five banking facilities
  • Large number of restaurants and shopping centers
  • Excellent physicians and health care services
  • Recreation Department – City Park, 4 additional community parks, pool, recreation center and numerous recreational programs and activities
  • Princetonc city limits – 4,600 people. Princeton proper – approximately 35,000 people