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West Virginia

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

Restaurants are a driving force in West Virginia’s economy. They provide jobs and build careers for thousands of people, and play a vital role in local communities throughout the state.

3,198

Eating and drinking place locations in West Virginia in 2015

$2.7 billion

Projected sales in West Virginia's restaurants in 2016

72,800

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in West Virginia in 2016 = 10% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 8.5% = 6,200 additional jobs, for a total of 79,000 jobs by 2026.

West Virginia's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Joe Manchin, III (D)
Shelley Moore Capito (R)
3,198
53,900

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
David McKinley (R)
Alexander X. Mooney (R)
Evan H. Jenkins (R)
TOTAL
1,292
1,015
890
3,198
21,781
17,112
15,007
53,900

*West Virginia's 53,900 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 72,800 jobs, with the remainder being non-restaurant foodservice positions.

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Source: National Restaurant Association, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics & U.S. Census Bureau, 2015