West Virginia Department of Agriculture – Business Development Division

The WVDA Business Development Division supports the economic development of West Virginia’s agriculture industry by fostering the growth of agribusinesses in domestic and international markets.

About

The WVDA Business Development Division supports the economic development of West Virginia’s agriculture industry by fostering the growth of agribusinesses in domestic and international markets.  Business Development works with agripreneurs, including veterans and youth, to assist in the areas of market development and opportunity, marketing, technical assistance and training/educational programs.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Diversification
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Government Funding
  • Loan Providers

Import and Export Assistance

  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Small Batch Manufacturing

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Plan Development and Training

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution

Product Development

  • Product Assembly and Packaging

Regulatory Compliance

  • Certification
  • Codes
  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Starting a Business

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

Training

  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes