[Charleston, WV], Nov. 21- West Virginia has a strong business environment for construction contractors, according to state rankings released by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). "Building America: The Merit Shop Scorecard" reviews and ranks
state-specific information significant to the success of the commercial and industrial construction industry.

The scorecard website, meritshopscorecard.org, identifies states, such as West Virginia that have created an environment where merit-shop contractors are well positioned to succeed and states where strategic improvements need to be made in order to achieve that.