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Lewis County Economic
Development Authority
P.O. Box 466
Weston, WV 26452

Ph: 304-269-8200
Fax: 304-269-2416


Doing Business in Lewis County

Cost of Living

Lewis County's cost of living is 15 percent lower than the average cost of living in the United States.

Based from Sperlings

    Cost of Living Lewis County, WV West Virginia United States
    Overall 85 86 100
    Utilities 94 95 100



Lewis County Cost of Living Index Map:

The cost of living index is color coded from purple to yellow. Those areas with a lower of living will appear as a darker purple while those with a higher cost of living will appear more yellow.



Labor Force and Labor Shed

Information on the Lewis County Labor Shed available here.

Information on Lewis County's Labor Profile available here.

For more labor market information call the LCEDA or visit Workforce WV




Individual Income Tax: 6.5% Top Rate
West Virginia's personal income tax system consists of five brackets and a top rate of 6.5 percent. West Virginia's income tax collections ranked 24th highest nationally.

Corporate Income Tax: 6.5% Flat Rate as of 1/1/14
West Virginia's corporate income tax system consists of a rate of 6.5 percent. That rate ranks highest among states levying a corporate income tax.

Sales Tax: 6%
West Virginia levies a 6 percent general sales or use tax on consumers, which is the same as the national median of 6%.

Property Tax: West Virginia's state and local governments property taxes rank 7th lowest nationally.

Food Tax: West Virginia eliminated the non-prepared food tax in 2013

The Lewis County Assessor and Lewis County Sheriff are responsible for assessing property taxes and collecting taxes, respectively.

    Lewis County Assessor Phone #: 304-269-8205

    Lewis County Sheriff Phone #: 304-269-8251




Lewis County has no zoning ordinance with the exception of minimum zoning in the City of Weston.


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