Mercer County, WV lies at the hub of several major
transportation routes serving the eastern United States. Not only does this
network facilitate excellent intra-regional transportation links, but it also
offers outstanding intra-regional networking potential. I-77 provides an
ideal link with major northern population centers like Cleveland and, via
I-79, Pittsburgh. I-77 offers excellent access to major centers in Virginia
and North Carolina, as well as many major population centers in the southern
U.S. I-64, east of Beckley, provides access to the Midwest and, with U.S.
Route 460 in Virginia, the area has excellent service to the East Coast.
I-64, I-77, and U.S. Route 460 provide convenient hookups with I-81, which
extends from Tennessee to New England. Our area lies within 500 miles of 50%
of the population of the U.S.