West Virginia University Parkersburg

Business and industry training and entrepreneurship assistance.


Business and industry training and entrepreneurship assistance.  Full featured makerspace available with access to SBDC regional coordinator on campus.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Market Plan Development (Specialty)
  • Market Research

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Hiring and Firing (Specialty)
  • Industry (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Apprenticeship (Specialty)
  • Workforce Training (Specialty)
  • Employee Development (Specialty)
  • Retention (Specialty)
  • Policies and Templates (Specialty)
  • Workforce Incentives (Specialty)

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program (Specialty)
  • Student Marketing Projects (Specialty)
  • Student Research Projects (Specialty)
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education (Specialty)
  • Student Placement (Specialty)
  • Student Training (Specialty)
  • Business Degree Program (Specialty)

Management Issues

  • Human Resources (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Recruiting Assistance (Specialty)

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Health and Safety Training (Specialty)
  • CAD Design and Prototype
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • 3D Printing (Specialty)
  • Small Batch Manufacturing

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training (Specialty)
  • Student Marketing Projects (Specialty)
  • Website Development


  • Formal Mentoring Programs (Specialty)
  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
  • Peer Mentoring (Specialty)

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Entrepreneurship Services (Specialty)


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace (Specialty)

Product Development

  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • State Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • Design Services
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Coding Schools, Bootcamps, Classes (Specialty)


  • Online Courses and Videos (Specialty)
  • Health Care Training (Specialty)
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training (Specialty)
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training (Specialty)
  • Business Management Training (Specialty)
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance (Specialty)
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing (Specialty)
  • Health and Safety Training (Specialty)
  • Human Resources Training (Specialty)
  • Marketing Plan Training (Specialty)
  • Social Media (Specialty)

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Maker Space (Specialty)
Contact Information
Kurt Knopp
300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg, WV 26104
(304) 424-8271 Ext: 271