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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 downtown Innovation Hub, The WVCEO is the 15th state center in the Employee Ownership Expansion Network (“EOX”) and the 23rd...

West Virginia is the 23rd State to Open a Center for Employee Ownership

With the recent opening of the West Virginia Center for Employee Ownership (WVCEO), the network of State Centers for Employee Ownership now numbers 23. That makes fifteen new state centers EOX has helped launch since they were founded in 2019. See the map of State Centers...

Welcome to WV BusinessLink

While there’s typically a celebration with public officials, banners, balloons, and a production made around the opening of large corporate offices across the country, most small business owners receive less attention when they are starting their enterprise. The small business process goes from an idea to conversations with family and...