If you are interested in opening a successful business in McDowell County please follow these suggestions. Contact the EDA if you have further questions or need assistance:

Businesses Ideas

  • Flower Shop
  • Laundromat
  • Dry Cleaners
  • Pet Groomer
  • Veterinarian
  • Diversified Restaurant (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Shopping Centers
  • Repair Shop
  • Plumber
  • Bars
  • Motels
  • Photography
  • Furniture Store
  • Restaurants, Including: Taco Bell, Japanese and Mexican Dining, Dairy Queen, Arby’s, Steakhouses
  • Automated Car Washes throughout the County
  • Clothing Stores
  • Nail Salon


Find a business location

If you do not have one already, contact the EDA to find available for sale or lease properties in the County.

View McDowell County Property Listings


Check your designation

Once a location has been determined make sure your type of business is allowed by law. Visit your local City Hall. West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection can offer assistance with environmental permits.


Develop a solid business plan

The EDA can provide a sample template for a standard business plan, as well as guidance of the procedure.


Secure necessary financing

Based on your business plan, find the financing you will need to run your business. The EDA can offer guidance when you are seeking finance and incentives. The EDA loan program consists of different types of loans, depending upon the need.


Get other necessary licenses and permits

Depending on the type of business, you may be required to obtain special licenses and permits.


Re-open for Business!

Enjoy your new opportunity and business community in McDowell County.


All new businesses within McDowell County receive a free one-year membership to the McDowell Chamber of Commerce. Join forces with Chamber of Commerce members to network and spread the word about your business.

Continue to Learn

McDowell County EDA provides many excellent educational opportunities to help businesses grow and adapt to changing conditions.


Contact the EDA to tell your success story or find help.

The EDA takes pride in helping businesses grow, or get on their feet, success stories are often published within local media