Community Readiness

Is your community ready to reach new heights? Discover ways to get involved in Ascend WV.

Explore Our Current Communities


Full of school spirit and community pride, the Morgantown area is a dynamic community fit for adventurers coming from far and wide.

Explore the Morgantown Area


Historic charm and unshackled adventure meet in the Eastern Panhandle, where a new quality of life can be unlocked.

Explore the Eastern Panhandle


With its rich culture and picturesque views, the Greenbrier Valley is the perfect retreat for any remote worker craving some space.

Explore the Greenbrier Valley

Join the Climb

Is your West Virginia community ready to attract and recruit remote workers? As Ascend WV evolves, we will continue to bring new communities into the fold of our program. We know the impact these new entrepreneurs stand to make in a community, so we look forward to expanding our reach statewide in the years to come. To best help you prepare for your own ascent, our Community Playbook is prepped with everything you need to start the climb.


Community Playbook

To help you take your town to new heights, we have prepared a Community Playbook that will guide you every step of the way to getting your community remote-worker ready. This playbook identifies the five areas needed to successfully attract and retain remote workers. From housing and broadband to community vibrancy and outdoor recreation, the Community Playbook is full of state and federal resources available to enhance and strengthen each of these areas.

Request a copy of the Community Playbook today to learn what it takes to become an Ascend WV town.


Request a copy of the Community Playbook

Local Ambassadors

As we welcome remote workers to West Virginia, we are seeking local ambassadors to help tell your stories through Ascend WV and welcome these new residents into your community. Whether you join your new neighbors on a scenic trail ride or lead the way through your town’s dining district, your West Virginia expertise will shine through.


Sign up to be a local ambassador

Spread the Word

Limited on time and resources, yet still want to get involved? No problem! Help us spread the word about how West Virginia is an Almost Heaven place to visit, live and work by using #AscendWV and #AlmostHeaven in all of your Mountain State social posts. We’ll populate them throughout the site to share a local perspective of life among these West Virginia hills.

Picture Yourself In #AlmostHeaven