Chemical Alliance Zone

The Chemical Alliance Zone is a nonprofit that works to create and sustain jobs and investments in all chemistry-related sectors across WV, including assisting entrepreneurs and start-ups in all facets of their launch, growth, and commercial success.


The Chemical Alliance Zone (CAZ) is a non-profit economic development group that works to grow the business of chemistry across WV.  CAZ collaborates with partners to facilitate chemistry-related business opportunities, leading to new investments and jobs in traditional and green chemistry, biotechnology, advanced materials, energy, manufacturing, and more.  As part of that, CAZ supports all types of chemistry-related entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses through its ChemCeption incubator and ChemAssist program, helping with technology development, IP protection, partner and investor relations, pitch development, and much more. As examples, CAZ has assisted startups developing cleaner gasoline technology, small firms commercializing antiviral coatings, new companies with novel COVID testing technology, craft breweries and distilleries, and many more.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Co Working
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Site Location Assistance

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment Providers
  • Equity Funding Preparation
  • Grant Funding Providers
  • Technology Grant Providers
  • Venture Capital Providers

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Industry

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Wet Lab Incubator


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Entrepreneurship Services

Product Development

  • R&D Support


  • Lab Space
  • Office Space
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Wet Lab

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Industrial Technology Research
Primary Contact
Kevin DiGregorio
1740 Union Carbide Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303