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

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

Internship Programs and Student Services

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

Management Issues

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

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

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

  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues

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

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


  • 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)
  • Health Care Training (Specialty)
  • Human Resources Training (Specialty)
  • Marketing Plan Training (Specialty)
  • Online Courses and Videos (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