National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
5000 NASA Blvd, Suite 2400
Fairmont, WV 26554
(304) 366-9094 (Computer Crimes)
(877) 628-7674 toll free
(304) 366-9095 fax (Computer Crimes)
(304) 367-1994 (Financial Investigations)
(304) 367-1613 fax (Financial Investigations)
(304) 367-1994 (Research)
(304) 367-1613 fax (Research)
Fairmont, West Virginia—Fairmont, home of the first Father's Day service, boasts several regional and national high technology firms as area employers. Companies expanding here specialize in applied research, e-business knowledge management and application engineering in the vast areas of biometrics, wireless technology, and software engineering. NASA also maintains a presence in Fairmont with its independent verification and validation facility.
As for quality of life, West Virginia enjoys the second lowest cost of living in the country and a consistently low rate of violent crime. The state's public schools scored the best in the country for five years running in Education Week's "Quality Counts" analysis and its citizens have a median personal income 10% above that of the typical small city. The property taxes are 43% below the median for cities of this size and 72% below the national average.
Finally, if you crave nature and adventure, there are plenty of places in the area to satisfy your hunger. Outdoor recreation is a major attraction and benefit of the area. Within a short drive of city-like conveniences, residents can take advantage of world class golf courses, hiking, horseback riding, white water rafting, mountain biking, and snow skiing.