Morgantown, a city of distinction, offers “mountains of opportunity” for business development and expansion. This is one of the major growth areas in the State. Morgantown continues to grow and develop in many areas including housing, manufacturing, research, and commercial sectors. Morgantown shows continued population growth for the last 20 years, and is located in one of the fastest growing counties in the State. A college town with an excellent health-care system and low hospital costs, Morgantown is plagued by high reverse mortgage debt and a dearth of financial institutions. West Virginia University helps propel economic growth, and employment is steadily improving.