National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
5000 NASA Blvd, Suite 2100
Fairmont, WV 26554
(877) 628-7674 toll free
Fairmont, home of the first Fathers 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.