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New Funding Window to Open in March for USDA Broadband Program

Program webinar will take place on March 6 for interested applicants The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is inviting loan and grant applications from organizations to provide funds [...]

Celebrating Black History Month and West Virginia’s Entrepreneurs

It may not seem like it, but the days are getting longer. We may be in the dead of winter here in West Virginia, but at Rural Development February is [...]

Secretary of State Mac Warner Reports 1,193 New WV Business Registrations for January of 2024

Pleasants County led the state in new business growth for the month of January 2024 Charleston, W. Va. – The WV Secretary of State's Office registered 1,193 new businesses statewide during [...]

Advantage Valley’s Regional Housing Study Calls For Significant Development

Advantage Valley commissioned a 10 county regional housing study to assess the availability and affordability of housing across the spectrum of household incomes. With recent increased economic activity and announcements [...]

2024 Guy Peduto Award Nominations Now Open

The family of the late Guy Peduto would like to honor his memory by annually recognizing a practitioner who has made great contributions to the development of businesses in West [...]

Advancing the Culture of Entrepreneurship in West Virginia

In my two roles advocating entrepreneurship in West Virginia, I often hear people say that one of the obstacles to new business growth is that West Virginia has no established [...]

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