Who We Are:

Coalition for a Stronger West Virginia is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating West Virginia citizens about our state’s jobs climate and advocating for much-needed pro-jobs policy improvements that simplify the tax code, reduce the tax burden, balance the state’s budget, end lawsuit abuse, promote a skilled workforce, and rein in regulatory costs.

West Virginia can do so much better.  With the right leadership and focus on creating a strong business environment, West Virginia can move from near-last to top tier in a matter of years.

- Patrick Esposito, Chairman, CSWV

The Remedies

Tax Reform and Controlling Government Spending:

Tax Reform and Controlling Government Spending:

While West Virginia’s tax environment ranks in the middle of the pack nationally, it could use improvement. Reducing the size and cost of government, coupled with a commensurate reduction in tax rates, should be a priority for West Virginia lawmakers.

End Lawsuit Abuse:

West Virginia has consistently ranked worst in lawsuit abuse, a serious detriment to the state’s business climate. Significant legal reform has been passed, but there is much more that needs to be done.

End Lawsuit Abuse:
Labor Law Reforms:

Labor Law Reforms:

West Virginia took a big step forward toward reducing the cost of employing workers with the passage of right-to-work legislation and the repeal of prevailing wage laws. Lawmakers need to build on this success.

Regulatory Reform:

Along with lawsuit abuse, national studies consistently rate West Virginia’s regulatory environment among the most stifling to job growth in the nation. Reducing and streamlining the state’s onerous and job-killing regulatory environment is a priority.

Regulatory Reform:
Education and Job Training:

Education and Job Training:

Business studies consistently critique West Virginia’s inadequate workforce. The remedy is to provide more affordable job training and community college options for workers, particularly the state’s displaced energy-sector workers.

Infrastructure:

An adequate infrastructure needs more than just good roads and bridges. It also means incentivizing more private-sector broadband investment in the state.

Infrastructure:

Do you want to improve West Virginia's business climate?

We are determined to create a better business climate for all West Virginians. We're fighting for pro-jobs policy, a simplified tax code, a balance of the state's budget and promoting a skilled workforce. If you want to help our fight, sign up today.