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23 WV companies honored for their export success

CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Twenty-three West Virginia companies that grew their business by exporting a good or service to a new country last year were recognized by state officials in a ceremony [...]

Sustaining Jobs in West Virginia Through Employee Ownership: The WVCEO Initiative

The West Virginia Center for Employee Ownership (“WVCEO”) was created in 2024 to help promote employee ownership in West Virginia through outreach and education. Located in the University of Charleston [...]

Major DOL apprenticeship award to fund national manufacturing hub at MAMC

The Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center (MAMC) will receive more than $7 million from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to develop and accelerate the implementation of manufacturing apprenticeship programs nationwide, [...]

Berkeley County Development Authority Announces Build-Up Berkeley Pitch Competition for Local Businesses

The Berkeley County Development Authority (BCDA) recently announced its Build-Up Berkeley Competition, an initiative that aims to help new and existing businesses learn to thrive in Berkeley County, that registration [...]

New video tutorial gives detailed guidance to business owners on filing a federal Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) report

New Federal Filing Requirements Apply to Many West Virginia Businesses Charleston, W.Va – The United States Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has recently released a new five-minute [...]

Secretary of State Mac Warner Reports 993 New WV Business Registrations for June of 2024

Gilmer County led the state in new business growth for the month of June 2024 Charleston, W. Va. – The WV Secretary of State's Office registered 993 new businesses statewide during [...]

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