| Charleston lies alongside the Kanawha River (a tributary of the Ohio River) that feeds traffic to the cities and towns along its banks: Bancroft; Belle; Buffalo; Cedar Grove; Chesapeake; Dunbar; East Bank; Eleanor; Gauley Bridge; Glasgow; Handley; Henderson; Jefferson; Leon; Marmet; Montgomery; Nitro; Poca; Point Pleasant; Pratt; St. Albans; Smithers; South Charleston; and, Winfield.
With the interstate highway system intersecting in Charleston (64, 77 and 79), the city is the centrepiece of a transportation and distribution network at the heart of West Virginia. This ease of access has kept industry in the region.
According to City-Data.com, Union Carbide has made South Charleston the HQ for research & development where a Tech Centre is located. Along with Union Carbide other chemical industry concerns with a presence in Charlestion include Monsanto, E. I. du Pont de Nemours, Clearon Corp., and FMC.
Charleston has a well-diversified economy spanning the automotive, healthcare, professional services and telecommunication sectors. Other notable companies headquartered in the Charleston area include: Appalachian Power, owned by American Electric Power of Columbus, Ohio; Mountaineer Gas Company;
City Holding Company (City National Bank); Charleston Newspapers; Charleston Stamping and Manufacturing; MATRIC (Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research and Innovation Center) (South Charleston); Mountain Stage Radio Show, produced by WV Public Broadcasting; Tudor's Biscuit World (Nitro); United Bank of West Virginia, Inc.; Walker Machinery located in Belle, WV; and, West Virginia-American Water Company. Charleston Info Source
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