Ascend WV is a talent attraction program for remote workers seeking a high-quality lifestyle in the mountains of West Virginia. The best news? Ascend WV pays participants $12,000 to move and provides a free outdoor recreation package and coworking space after they’ve made the move. Once you get here, the Ascend team will make sure you get settled in and can start exploring Almost Heaven, West Virginia right away.

Location: Lewisburg, WV

Architect/Designer: WVU – Facilities & Planning

Electrical Contactor: BMEC, Inc

Manufacturer: Lux Illuminaire, Bock Lighting, Troy RLM, HE Williams

This industrial co-working space was designed by the WVU Facilities, Planning and Interior Design team to help attract new residents to their home state and give them a home base for remote work and networking with others in the program. Suspended linear lighting compliments the exposed wood ceilings while offering comfortable lighting levels for daily work and meetings. Industrial pendants introduce a fun pop of design throughout the space as well.

Ascend WV is looking for applicants who currently reside outside of West Virginia and are full-time remote workers or who own their own businesses outside of WV that can be managed remotely. They are looking for innovative, bright minds drawn to mountain living, the call of Mother Nature and the great outdoors.