Downtown Revitilization

Looking back on National Small Business Week 2022

West Virginia small businesses know a thing or two about “Building a Better America through Entrepreneurship", as nearly 99 percent of businesses in the Mountain State are considered small and they employ nearly half of the private sector workforce. Therefore it was fitting the U.S. Small Business Administration to...

Generation WV’s NewForce and Fellowship Programs Support Talent Development, Retention

A Rapid Decline

As we think about the future of our state, what does a vibrant West Virginia look like? We may all have varying answers, but one thing is certain – we can’t achieve it without thinking about the next generation. Unfortunately, West Virginia has the highest rate of...

Historic Tax Credits are an Opportunity to Make Old Buildings New Again

Many of West Virginia’s towns and cities of all sizes are in the midst of a renaissance. Community development efforts abound in many parts of the Mountain State, and historic downtown areas and neighborhoods are at the center of this economic resurgence. Private investors are finding themselves more and more...