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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 when things really start to heat up. Funding award announcements and learning opportunities are just a few of the things...

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 in the region, the study was commissioned to better understand the region’s evolving housing market and attract and encourage residential...

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 culture of entrepreneurship, as its economy has historically been fueled by natural resources with large companies in the forefront. But...

SEED SPOT in West Virginia: Nurturing Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

If you are just learning about SEED SPOT you might be wondering why a Phoenix-based non-profit wants to work with West Virginia entrepreneurs. With WV’s entrepreneurs and small business owners being the driving force behind the growing local economy, SEED SPOT can play a small role in supporting this emerging...

Energizing Entrepreneurship Across West Virginia

Nearly all job growth in America comes from new and young businesses. That’s why entrepreneurship is so vital to West Virginia and why I’ve become associated with two entities that can be pivotal to catapulting West Virginia to national leadership in new business growth. The entities are Marshall University, already a...

West Virginia University Industrial Extension Awarded $400,000 Federal Grant to Aid West Virginia Manufacturers

A federal grant has been awarded to the WVU Industrial Extension (WVUIE) to help small and medium sized West Virginia manufacturers build their supply chain initiatives. The funding will provide services to expand existing MEP capabilities to provide National Supply Chain Optimization and to establish a supply chain Intelligence Network,...

Introducing the WVU Industrial Engineering Capstone Program: Enhancing Business Productivity through Student-Driven Solutions

The West Virginia University (WVU) Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering is excited to announce the launch of the WVU Industrial Engineering Capstone Program (IECP). In a nutshell, the WVU IECP aims to provide students with unparalleled experiences and to serve the land-grant mission of the University by supporting...

Advantage Valley, Inc. to Buy Vossloh Track Building in Poca, WV, Putnam County

Advantage Valley, Inc. has entered into a purchase agreement to buy the Vossloh Track Building, located at 64 Waterway Drive in Poca, WV, in Putnam County. The facility is the former Union Boiler Plant built to service John Amos power plant across the river. Recognizing the shortage of available inventory...