Fairmont's business environment is characterized by a favorable geographic location, quality workforce, lower taxes, and growth opportunities enhanced by a diverse economy. Over the last decade, the Fairmont area has experienced tremendous growth across industry sectors, including the major industries of health care and agriculutre. High-profile businesses from across the country and the globe have moved to the Fairmont area in the past few years, from Wal-Mart, to BioFuel Energy LLC, to Valero Renewables, to Kwik Trip. As a service to area businesses, the Fairmont Area Chamber or Commerce provides research and data to help area businesses make sound decisions, and advocates for policies that positively affect the region's business climate. Because existing and start-up companies create the foundation of a strong economy, the Chamber has a special focus on nurturing and supporting these businesses.
Start A Business/Grow Your Business
Are you starting or operating a business in Fairmont? Review our Business Resource Guide which offers valuable support to entrepreneurs wishing to turn dreams into profitable companies.
Fairmont Area Research
The City of Fairmont Economic Development Director regularly reviews and reports on regional economic and demographic trends.
In this section, you will find current data and trends pertaining to Fairmont area in the following categories:
Cost of Living