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Western Potomac Economic Partnership


The Eastern Panhandle provides an ideal base for your shipping and distribution needs. Six interstate routes cross West Virginia and represent an extensive and reliable transportation network as well as serving as links in an intermodal transportation system. West Virginia has the capacity for overnight delievery to half of the US population and about a third of the Canadian population.

Running through Berkeley County, this is not only a major north-south transportation route, but also offers easy access to I-66 and I-70.

I-68: which runs through Morgan County provides easy access to I-70.

I-70: provides easy access to Frederick, DC and Baltimore.

Other major routes in the area include US Routes 340, 522, 50, 220, and 11 as well as WV Routes 9, 28, 29, 127, 259, 45, and 51. These routes work together to provide a great hub for your business.


Passengers and freight can fly from west Virginia airports to Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Roanoke, and Washington DC, all less than an hour away. When you live or work in the Eastern Panhandle, you also have your choice of several airports including:

Dulles International Airport (IAD): 60 miles

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI): 90 miles

Reagan National airport (DCA): 90 miles

Washington County Airport (HGR) 30 miles

Additionally, the Eastern West Virginia regional Airport in Martinsburg offers executive charter services.


More than 2,400 miles of railroad track carry almost 250 million tons of freight each year in West Virginia, served by CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern.

MARC commuter trains to DC serve Jefferson and Berkeley counties.

Amtrak offers service in Berkeley County with a stop in nearby Cumberland, Maryland for those closer to Morgan County.