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3 Steps to Start Up

Our overarching purpose is to accelerate entrepreneurialism and innovation in West Virginia. Diversification of the economy is crucial to the success of all West Virginians, and by supporting our great minds to bring new and amazing things to life, we can have a much more robust and healthy place in the national and global market

Michele O'Connor

Phone: (304) 333-6828
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1000 Galliher
Fairmont, WV 26554

Advantage Valley

Advantage Valley’s FASTER WV program provides one on one business coaching, entrepreneurial training, and access to a loan fund for new and expanding businesses located in Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln, Putnam, and Wayne Counties.

Terrell Ellis

Phone: (304) 352-1165
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1045 Bridge Road
Charleston, WV 25314

All Aboard Grafton

Founded in 2014, our mission is to create improvement of quality of life in Grafton and Taylor County through collaboration and cooperation.

Tom Hart

Phone: (304) 709-2304
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34 W Main St
Grafton, WV 26354

Alliance for the Economic Development for Southern WV

The Alliance is a higher education collaborative of 10 colleges and universities. We are project-based and results-driven. We provide programming and assist with helping to build the state’s workforce pipeline.

Sara Payne

Phone: (304) 696-2889
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One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25705

Appalachia Sustainable Tourism Collaboration

Our service helps tourists and stakeholders make more informed decisions by providing free information and creating discussions on sustainable tourism topics in the Appalachian Mountains of KY, NC, NETN, SWVA, and Southern WV.

Travis Stanley

Phone: (276) 282-4154
Website | Email

P.O.Box 489
Nora, VA

Appalachian Investors Alliance

Appalachian Investors Alliance (AIA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to revitalize the region’s economy

James Hart

Phone: (865) 406-4956
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234 Morrell Rd
#328
Knoxville, TN 37919

Barbour County Development Authority

Local economic development assistance to businesses in Barbour County

Cheryl Wolfe

Phone: (304) 457-1225
Website | Email

33 South Main Street
Philippi, WV 26416

Berkeley County Development Authority

Connecting businesses to valuable resources to help them grow.

Jennifer Smith

Phone: (304) 267-4144 Ext: 3
Website | Email

300 Foxcroft Ave
Suite 201
Martinsburg, wv 25404

Bioscience Association of West Virginia

The Bioscience Association of West Virginia works to promote and assist the biotechnology and life science industries in West Virginia.

Bryan Brown

Phone: (304) 546-5500
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PO Box 200065
Charleston, WV 25362

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College has established the SpringTech Innovation Lab as a small business incubator at the College’s Morgan County Campus. SpringTech is now home to six small businesses with very diverse operations and markets.

Jane Peters

Phone: (304) 260-4380 Ext: 3446
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109 War Memorial Drive
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

BridgeValley Community and Technical College

BridgeValley Community and Technical College promotes student success, prepares a skilled workforce, and builds tomorrow’s leaders by providing access to quality education. We are committed to serving the academic, occupational, and enrichment needs of our communities; enhancing quality of life; and supporting economic development through effective business and industry partnerships and collaborations.

Laura McCullough

Phone: (304) 205-6611
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2001 Union Carbide Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303

Brooke Hancock Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission

BHJ-MPC spearheads planning activities and sets transportation priorities in Brooke and Hancock counties in West Virginia and Jefferson County, Ohio. BHJ-MPC also serves as the Region XI Planning and Development Council for West Virginia’s northernmost counties consisting of Brooke and Hancock Counties. In this role, BHJ-MPC is designated by the Economic Development Administration as an Economic Development District.

Craig Brown

Phone: (740) 282-3685 Ext: 211
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124 N. Fourth St., Second Floor
Steubenville, OH 43952-4498

Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle

The BDC is the engine that drives economic development in the Brooke-Hancock Region. By leveraging public and private resources, we are the catalysts for creating and maintaining a diverse economy.

Marvin Six

Phone: 3047485041
Website | Email

324A Penco Road
Weirton, WV 26062

Business, Legal, Creative Entrepreneurship, and Technical Studies Division of BridgeValley Community and Technical College

Business, Legal, Creative Entrepreneurship, and Technical Studies Division

Taylor Alton

Phone: (304) 951-8951
Website | Email

14 Sherry Cir
Charleston, WV 25313

Cabell County Library

The Cabell County Library provides a range of resources, in a variety of formats to assist individuals and companies in their research.

David Owens

Phone: (304) 528-5700 Ext: 138
Website | Email

455 9th Street
Huntington, WV 25701

Center for Business and Economic Research

The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at Marshall University team combines academic backgrounds in economics, public policy and statistics with business experience in marketing, communications and strategic planning.

Kent Sowards

Phone: (304) 696-5747
Website | Email

One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755

Center for Rural Health Development, Inc.

The Center for Rural Health Development, Inc. (“The Center”) is a private, not-for-profit organization that has provided leadership on rural health issues since 1994. Since its founding the Center has work to describe the linkages between health/health care and economic development.

Sharon Lansdale

Phone: (304) 397-4071
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75 Chase Drive
Hurricane, WV 25526

Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley

The MOV Chamber is a coalition of area businesses who pool their talents and resources to improve the economic climate of our community. Each activity and event we oversee falls into one of 3 categories:
Connecting, Celebrating or Communicating.

Jill Parsons

Phone: 3044223588
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501 Avery Street
9th Floor
Parkersburg, WV 26101

Charleston Area Alliance

The economic and community development organization of the Kanawha Valley, West Virginia.
The Charleston Area Alliance works to create a more prosperous Kanawha Valley for all.

Victoria Russo

Phone: (304) 340-4253
Website | Email

1116 Smith Street
Charleston, WV 25301

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.

Kevin DiGregorio

Phone: (304) 437-4295
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9 Monterey Lane
Cross Lanes, WV 25313

City of Charleston

The Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community (MOECD) fosters public, private, and intergovernmental collaborations to improve and develop a viable urban community.

Andy Backus

Phone: 304-348-8035 Ext: 320
Website | Email

105 MacFarland Street
Charleston, WV 25301

City of Huntington, Business Services

The City of Huntington Business Services division assists new and existing business owners in navigating zoning, permitting, and licensing processes in the City of Huntington.

Sarah Bostic

Phone: 304-696-5540 Ext: 2339
Website | Email

800 Fifth Avenue
Huntington, WV 25717

Coalfield Development SEED Fund

Coalfield Development’s SEED Fund incubates and grow employment-based social enterprise partners in extraction-based rural communities to create opportunities for individuals and people groups facing barriers to employment (including low-income, unemployed, minority, and recovery from Substance Use Disorder)

Chris Yura

Phone: (304) 501-4755
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P.O Box 1133
Wayne, WV 25570

College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences at WVU Institute of Technology

The College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences at West Virginia University Institute of Technology includes a variety of courses in human resource management, marketing, organizational behavior, operations management, statistics and business strategy.

KyungMoon Kim

Phone: (304) 929-1681
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410 Neville St
Beckley, WV 25801

Concord University-Career Services

Career Services office at Concord University

Phil Lewis

Phone: (304) 384-6292
Website | Email

1000 Vermillion Street
Athens, WV 24712

Concord University-Entrepreneur Studies Program

Concord University’s Entrepreneurial Studies program is geared towards those who want to follow their dreams and passions to pursue into lifelong careers.

Angela Addair

Phone: (304) 384-5245
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PO Box 1000
Athens, WV 24712

Country Roads Angel Network

West Virginia’s only accredited angel investment organization designed to mentor, review, and invest in the businesses owned and operated in the Mountain State.

Peyton Ballard

Phone: (304) 619-9734
Website | Email

205 S Kanawha Street
Beckley, WV 25801

Eastern WV Community and Technical College, Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Eastern WV Community and Technical College created the Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship and Economic Development to lead local and regional initiatives that impact Eastern’s entrepreneurship programs and community economic development.

Dr. Megan Webb

Phone: 30443480009231
Website | Email

316 Eastern Drive
Moorefield, WV 26836

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic provides transactional (non-litigation) assistance to West Virginia small businesses, nonprofits, community organizations and student entrepreneurs.

John Williams

Phone: 3042930955
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PO Box 6130
101 Law School Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

Future of Nursing West Virginia

The WV Nurse Entrepreneur Project focuses on providing connection to all the resources a nurse needs to start a health related business. The WV Nurse Entrepreneur Course provides training, a manual, webinars, business and nurse business coaching.

Aila Accad

Phone: (304) 549-1841
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1800 Woodvale Drive
CHARLESTON, WV 25314

Generation West Virginia

Generation West Virginia (GWV) is the statewide organization dedicated to attracting, retaining, and advancing young people in the Mountain State.

Brittany Javins

Phone: (304) 804-6767
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601 Morris Street
Suite 205
Charleston, WV 25301

Grant County Development Authority

In Grant County, West Virginia we have all the ingredients it takes to make your business succeed: a well-developed infrastructure, a strong work ethic, a progressive-minded community, and cooperative county government agencies.

Callie Dayton

Phone: (304) 257-2168
Website | Email

155 Technology Lane
Petersburg, WV 26847

Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation

The Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation (GVEDC) initiates and supports the development of new jobs, industry and investment in the counties of Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas.

Ruthana Beezley

Phone: (304) 497-4300
Website | Email

804 Industrial Drive, Ste 5
Maxwelton, WV 24957

Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreation Authority

The Hatfield McCoy Trail System is a system of over 900 miles of ATV, UTV & Dirt Bike trails in Southern West Virginia. The Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreation Authority manages this system of trails and promotes entrepreneurship along trails.

Jeffrey Lusk

Phone: (304) 752-3255
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P.O. Box 146
Man, WV 25635

High Rocks Educational Corp

High Rocks is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, empower and inspire young people in West Virginia.

Amber McClure

Phone: 304-653-4891
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195 Thompson Rd
Hillsboro, WV 24946

Huntington Area Development Council

HADCO is a private full service economic development organization serving Cabell and Wayne County in southwestern West Virginia.

David Lieving

Phone: (304) 525-1161
Website | Email

916 Fifth Avenue, Suite 400
Huntington, WV 25701

Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit association of business and professional people working together to make the Cabell and Wayne County area a better place to live and do business. Our Chamber actively promotes area member businesses, works on community and regional issues, and advocates for business on governmental and legislative issues.

Bill Bissett

Phone: (304) 525-5131
Website | Email

1108 3rd Avenue
Suite 300
Huntington, WV 25701

Jefferson County Development Authority

The JCDA is the lead economic development agency for Jefferson County, WV.

Dennis Jarvis II

Phone: 3047283255
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1948 Wiltshire Road Suite 4
Kearneysville, WV 25430

Kanawha County Public Library system

The people’s premier source of information in a community where learning and reading are revered and being well-informed is valued.

Erika Connelly

Phone: (304) 343-4646 Ext: 1241
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123 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301

Main Street Morgantown

Main Street Morgantown, a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to the betterment of the Downtown and Wharf Districts through thoughtful revitalization, preservation, beautification, retention, and recruitment of businesses.

Barbara Watkins

Phone: 304-292-0168
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201 High Street, Suite 2
Morgantown, WV 26505

Marshall University Brad D. Smith Business Incubator

The Brad D. Smith Business Incubator serves entrepreneurs from a variety of industries. The Incubator offers support to early-stage startups to help them grow and scale by providing office space, mentoring, networking, and technical assistance in areas like marketing, accounting, and access to capital.

Tricia Ball

Phone: (304) 696-5105
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927 3rd Ave
Huntington, WV 25701

Marshall University Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (iCenter)

The Marshall University Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (iCenter) is part of the Lewis College of Business and Brad D. Smith Schools of Business. Our mission is to inspire the inner-entrepreneur in everyone and empower them with the innovation knowledge they need to reframe the future of our state and region.
We imagine a day when an entrepreneurial mindset drives inspiration, innovation, and impact across the Lewis College of Business and Brad D. Smith Schools of Business, the Marshall University campus, and our community.

Tricia Ball

Phone: (304) 696-5105
Website | Email

Corbly Hall 336
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755

Mid Ohio Valley Regional Planning and Development Council

We are the regional resource for community and economic development in the Mid-Ohio Valley Region. We also have a statewide Small Business Financing program.

Carol Jackson

Phone: (304) 422-4993 Ext: 1220
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PO Box 247
Parkersburg, WV 26102-0247

Mingo County Redevelopment Authority

Mingo County’s lead economic development agency

Greta Curry

Phone: (304) 235-0042
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1657 E. 4th Avenue
Williamson, WV 25661

Morgan County Economic Development Authority

The Morgan County Economic Development Authority strives to promote, develop, and advance the business prosperity and economic welfare of Morgan County, its citizens, and its industrial complex.

Lyn Goodwin

Phone: 304-258-8546
Website | Email

81 War Memorial Drive
77 Fairfax Street, Room 106 (mailing address)
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

Morgantown Area Partnership

The Morgantown Area Partnership (The Partnership) is a coordinated alliance to pursue holistic strategies for the betterment of economic, business, and community development.

Russ Rogerson

Phone: 3042923311
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265 Spruce Street
Suite 100
Morgantown, WV 26505

Mountain State Capital

We invest when a company has found its product-market fit and is ready to scale. Software, hardware and services companies should have deployed a version of their solution to early adopters and should be able to demonstrate an understanding of their sales process and the market’s willingness to pay. Life sciences companies should have generated data that validate the efficacy of their solution, and should understand their development costs, regulatory pathway and potential partners.

Mike Green

Phone: (304) 278-4644
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5000 Greystone Drive
Morgantown, WV 26508

National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education (EntreEd)

EntreEd champions entrepreneurship education, cultivating students for a prosperous future. Through leadership, professional development, advocacy, and networking, EntreEd curates educational practices and programs that forge entrepreneurial capabilities in all students.

Gene Coulson

Phone: (304) 344-8577
Website | Email

310 Woodbridge Driv
Charleston, WV 25311

National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

At NETL, we are working hard to drive innovation and deliver solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. We advance innovations that ensure affordable, reliable energy to drive a robust economy and national security, while developing technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle and enabling environmental sustainability for all Americans.

Anthony Armaly

Phone: (412) 386-6040
Website | Email

626 Cochrans Mill Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15025

Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center

The Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center. promotes economic development and environmental and public health protection through innovative redevelopment of brownfield sites.

Carrie Staton

Phone: (304) 293-7071
Website | Email

1272 Evansdale Drive
PO Box 6064
Morgantown, WV 26506

NSF I Corps West Virginia Short Course

NSF I Corps teaches the foundations of the business model canvas and customer discovery.

Erienne Olesh

Phone: (304) 293-7800
Website | Email

1601 University Ave
Morgantown, WV 26506

Ohio County Public Library

Serving a county of 41,400 residents, the Library has approximately 36,000 registered library patrons. In an average year, OCPL circulates over 220,000 items each year, has approximately 150,000 patron visits, and is open seven days a week for a total of 67 hours. OCPL offers free internet and wireless access for patrons.

The Library’s collection includes over 160,064 physical volumes in addition to an array of downloadable collections of ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming video. OCPL also offers an array of downloadable collections of magazines, movies, books, word-searchable newspapers, foreign language skills, Great Courses, manuals, test preparation, and genealogy resources.

Dottie Thomas

Phone: (304) 232-0244
Website | Email

52 16th Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Partner Community Capital

Partner Community Capital provides flexible, affordable loans and advisory services to small to mid-sized businesses, farms and nonprofit enterprises. Loans include working capital, equipment and real estate; senior and subordinated.

Kevin O'Connor

Phone: (304) 288-0340
Website | Email

106 W. Washington Street
Charles Town, WV 25414

Patent & Trademark Resource Center

An official USPTO Patent & Trademark Resource Center. Learn how to search Patents or Trademarks. Zoom consultations available.

Marian Armour-Gemmen

Phone: (304) 293-9758
Website | Email

Evansdale Library, West Virginia University
PO BOX 6105
Morgantown, WV 26506

Patriot Guardens (West Virginia National Guard)

Patriot Guardens is an agricultural initiative of the W.Va. National Guard designed to align and mobilize strategic efforts in order to provide new economic and employment opportunities for West Virginia veterans, active military members and their families

Cindy Bailey

Phone: (304) 545-0465
Website | Email

1703 Coonskin Drive
Charleston, WV 25311

Pierpont Community and Technical College

Pierpont Community & Technical College is located in Fairmont, WV, serving a 13-county region with additional campuses in Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Lewis, and Braxton counties.

Katie Roeher

Phone: (304) 333-3747
Website | Email

500 Galliher Drive
Fairmont, wv 26554

Preston County Chamber of Commerce

The Preston County Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to support and lead in the development, growth and improvement of our members and our business community.

Kristy Ash

Phone: (304) 329-0576
Website | Email

157 Plaza Court
Suite 8
Kingwood, WV 26537

Preston County Economic Development Authority

The Preston County Economic Development Authority provides new and existing business support and connects businesses, municipalities and residents to resources to promote and develop the Preston County’s economy.

Roberta Baylor

Phone: 304-329-2299
Website | Email

157 Plaza Court, Suite 8
Kingwood, WV 26537

Putnam County Chamber of Commerce

The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1979 and now has approximately 550 members. The Chamber is a 501 (c) (6) private independent non-profit organization supported entirely by its members. Our mission is to aggressively promote, support and retain business in the county.

Ashley Alford Glance

Phone: (304) 757-6510
Website | Email

971 WV-34, Suite 2
Hurricane, WV 25526

Putnam County Development Authority

Established in 1961 by the Putnam County Commission, The Putnam County Development Authority, Inc. is a non-profit organization (quasi-public). The actions of the Authority are guided by a board of directors appointed by the County Commission to concentrate on economic development for the county.

Andrew Dunlap

Phone: (304) 757-0318
Website | Email

P.O. Box 167
Scott Depot, WV 25560

Region 8 Planning and Development Council

The Region 8 Planning and Development Council offers a number of economic development tools to local businesses and member governments. The Council has two loan programs that assist businesses with expansion, retention or businesses that are just starting up.

Terry Lively

Phone: (304) 257-2448 Ext: 9225
Website | Email

131 Providence Lane
Petersburg, WV 26847

Regional Contracting Assistance Center, Inc. RCAC-PTAC

We provide assistance to businesses that want to do business with federal, state or local government agencies.

Sommer Straight

Phone: (304) 344-2546 Ext: 3
Website | Email

1116 Smith Street
Suite 202
Charleston, WV 25301

Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University

The Robert C. Byrd Institute provides leading-edge equipment, specialized training and expertise so entrepreneurs and manufacturers can innovate, create jobs and thrive. We have multiple locations in WV and can bring our resources to your site.

Derek Scarbro

Phone: (304) 781-1625
Website | Email

1050 4th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701

Seed WV

Funded through the generous donation of James Clark Coffman to West Virginia University, Seed WV is a $15,000 cash prize entrepreneurship contest open to WV residents and small businesses.

Ryan Angus

Phone: (304) 293-3798
Website | Email

PO Box 6025
1601 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26506

Sprouting Farms Corp

Sprouting Farms Corp is a 501c3 non-profit located in Summers Co, WV, that supports economic development through agriculture in West Virginia and Central Appalachia. Our programs provide farm business training and resources and build the regional markets necessary to launch, support, and enable farm businesses. A 2014 USDA grant funded a business plan, which launched Sprouting Farms after receiving ARC POWER grant in 2017. Sprouting Farms builds farm businesses through five interconnected initiatives described below. We aren’t afraid to do the hard work of building these initiatives from the ground up, because we believe that these programs are important for developing the sustainable and equitable economy and community we envision.

April Koenig

Phone: (757) 749-2683
Website | Email

4661 SR 3 & 12
Talcott, WV 24981

Startup West Virginia

Startup WV will advance WVU’s role in growing and diversifying West Virginia’s economy to catalyze innovation and economic prosperity.

Anne Jones

Phone: (347) 782-1715
Website | Email

Evansdale Crossing
Morgantown, WV 26505

Tamarack Foundation for the Arts

EMPOWERING ARTISTS ACROSS WEST VIRGINIA
We help to grow West Virginia’s creative economy by providing essential programs that equip Mountain State artists and creative entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to succeed and thrive in the place they call home.

Domenica Queen

Phone: (304) 926-3770
Website | Email

1116 Smith St
Suite 410
Charleston, WV 25313

TechConnect West Virginia

TechConnect West Virginia is a statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of science, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. Our mission is to diversify the state’s economy through technology-based economic development.

Rich Giersch

Phone: (304) 502-2004
Website | Email

West Virginia Regional Technology Park
1740 Union Carbide Drive, Room 4203
South Charleston, WV 25303

The EdVenture Group, Inc.

The EdVenture Group, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization committed to creating customized solutions
to educational challenges through innovation consulting, tailored professional development, and high-quality
research and evaluation.

Amber Ravenscroft

Phone: (304) 296-9021 Ext: 17
Website | Email

Suite 1205 Two Waterfront Place
Morgantown, WV 26501

The Excelerator

The Excelerator is a business incubator and co-working space conveniently located near downtown Fairmont.

Kayleigh Kyle

Phone: 304-366-7600
Website | Email

517 Fairmont Ave
Fairmont, WV 26554

U.S. Commercial Service West Virginia

The U.S. Commercial Service, an agency of International Trade Administration, is your U.S. government resource for export promotion, industry competitiveness, trade and investment information.

Leslie Drake

Phone: (304) 347-5123
Website | Email

1116 Smith Street
Charleston, WV 25301

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration has a district office in Clarksburg, WV and a Branch Office in Charleston, WV. Visit www.sba.gov/wv or email us at wvinfo@sba.gov.

Nikki Bowmar

Phone: (304) 623-5631
Website | Email

320 West Pike Street
Clarksburg, WV 26301

University of Charleston

The Russell and Martha Wehrle Innovation Center provides services to the entrepreneurial community including coaching, training, and consulting.

David Ramsburg

Phone: (304) 357-4757
Website | Email

2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, WV 25304

Unlimited Future, Inc.

Unlimited Future Inc. (UFI) is a business incubator and resource center for the Tri-State. We provide critical support services and education that entrepreneurs need to be successful.

Ursulette Ward

Phone: (304) 697-3004
Website | Email

1650 8th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25703

Upshur County Development Authority

Your one-stop in Upshur County for business support and economic development services.

Jennifer Bostian

Phone: 304.472.1757 Ext: 1
Website | Email

21 E. Main Street Suite 101
Buckhannon, WV 26201

USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Through our direct loan, guaranteed loan and grant programs, we help rural Americans in many ways. Together, America Prospers.

Brandi Burwell

Phone: (304) 381-3886
Website | Email

1550 Earl Core Road
Suite 101
Morgantown, WV 26505

Value Chain Cluster Initiative

The Value Chain Cluster Initiative (VC2) provides hands-on business development and coaching services to strengthen expanding local food and farm businesses in West Virginia. We work with businesses in all aspects of the food supply chain, from field to fork and beyond, to help bolster strong regional food systems.

Liberty Newberry

Phone: (304) 761-2784
Website | Email

P.O. Box 839
Charles Town, WV 25424

Vantage Ventures

Fueled by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University, an R1 institution, Vantage Ventures enables entrepreneurs to build high impact, scalable businesses.

Sarah Biller

Phone: (617) 461-9562
Website | Email

2156 University Ave
Morgantown, WV 26505

Washington County Council on Economic Development (WCCED) - First Microloan of West Virginia

SBA Microloan provider covering 38 Counties in WV, 6 counties in PA, and 5 counties in OH. Loans size can range from $5000 to $50,000 for up to 6 years. We help businesses gain access to capital they may otherwise no be able to receive.

Tim James

Phone: (304) 604-3560
Website | Email

273 South Main St
Washington, Pa 15301

West Virginia Capital Access Program

Mountain State small businesses now have a new source of capital through the West Virginia Capital Access Program (WVCAP). The WVCAP is designed to assist businesses that are creditworthy, but may not fit traditional lending models.

Michele O'Connor

Phone: (304) 333-6828
Website | Email

1012 Kanawha Blvd E
Fifth Floor
Charleston, WV 25301

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.

Cassey Bowden

Phone: (304) 558-2210
Website | Email

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East State Capitol, Room E-28
Charleston, WV 25305

West Virginia Department of Agriculture-Moorefield Field Office

Director of Business Development

Cassey Bowden

Phone: (304) 558-2210
Website | Email

Industrial Park Rd
Moorefield, WV 26836

West Virginia Department of Economic Development - Export Promotion Program

The Export Promotion Program supports West Virginia companies with identifying new markets for products and services, establishing connections with potential customers and business partners, and navigating the complex world of international trade.

Caitlin Ashley-Lizarraga

Phone: (304) 352-3997
Website | Email

1900 Kanawha Blvd. E
Building 3, Suite 600
Charleston, WV 25305

West Virginia Department of Education - CTE

Career Technical Education (CTE) programs are changing, evolving and innovating to better serve West Virginia’s needs by preparing students to help drive our success and vitality.

Sarah Wamsley

Phone: 304-558-2389
Website | Email

Building 6, Room 825
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305

West Virginia Economic Development Authority

WVEDA provides financial assistance in the form of loans and direct financing to industrial development agencies and enterprises for the promotion and retention of new and existing commercial and industrial development.

Kris Warner

Phone:
Website | Email


Charleston, WV 25311

West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition

The West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition supports economic and equitable growth in the food and agriculture sector in West Virginia through policy advocacy, community organizing, programming, technical assistance, and resource destination.

Spencer Moss

Phone: (304) 926-0567
Website | Email

3820 MacCorkle Ave SE
Charleston, WV 25304

West Virginia Forest Products Center

West Virginia Forest Products Center is a non-profit collective of designers and woodworkers who combine traditional knowledge and cutting-edge technology to create unique, heirloom-quality Appalachian hardwood products.

Joseph Howard

Phone: (304) 278-3328
Website | Email

325 Hardwood Ln
Princeton, WV 24740

West Virginia Hive Network

The WV Hive connects entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and expertise they need to grow successful companies in southern West Virginia. Based in Beckley, the Hive serves 12 counties – Raleigh, Fayette, Summers, Nicholas, Wyoming, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Braxton, and Webster.

Sandy Olinga

Phone: (304) 460-4483
Website | Email

205 S Kanawha Street
Beckley, WV 25801

West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust - WVJIT

The West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust is a leading venture capital firm made up of partners with extensive management, operations, and technology experience and focused on turning the innovation of new ideas into successful world-class companies. Since 1992, the JIT has been an active investor and valued partner to exceptional entrepreneurs on the leading edge of industry.

Michele O'Connor

Phone: (304) 345-6200
Website | Email

1012 Kanawha Blvd East
5th Floor
Charleston, WV 25301

West Virginia Manufacturers Association

The West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA) was formed in 1915 to improve the health and well-being of the manufacturing industry in West Virginia.

Rebecca McPhail

Phone: (304) 342-2123
Website | Email

2001 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25311

West Virginia Office of Energy

The West Virginia Office of Energy (WVOE) is one of 56 energy offices across the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and five territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands).

Kelly Bragg

Phone: (304) 352-3951
Website | Email

1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Building 3, Suite 600
Charleston, WV 25305

West Virginia Regional Technology Park

The West Virginia Regional Technology Park is the ideal location to transform an abstract idea into a completed, market-ready project. Starting with conveniently located office space and laboratory space, new concepts, technologies or systems can be created and refined. Through utilization of available scale-up pilot plants, continued research and testing can be conducted on-site.

Matthew Ballard

Phone: (304) 356-3165
Website | Email

1740 Union Carbide Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303

West Virginia Small Business Development Center

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. Our coaches can guide entrepreneurs in how to write business plans, manage projects effectively and find greater access to capital.

Neeley Satzer

Phone:
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West Virginia State University Economic Development Center

The West Virginia State University Economic Development Center (WVSU EDC) is a co-working space, micro-enterprise incubator and training facility that offers, conference and training rooms, private office space for lease, business development programs and a fully equipped multimedia production studio (which includes Capture Space, Editing Suite & Voice Studio).

Tiffany Ellis-Williams

Phone: (304) 720-1401
Website | Email

1506 Kanawha Blvd. W
Charleston, WV 25387

West Virginia University Extension Service

West Virginia University Extension Service experts are located in every county in West Virginia, ready to offer research-based knowledge, tips and education to improve our communities.

Tony Michael

Phone: 304-293-8685
Website | Email

707 Knapp Hall
29 Beechurst Ave
Morgantown, WV 26506-6031

West Virginia University Parkersburg

Business and industry training and entrepreneurship assistance.

Kurt Knopp

Phone: (304) 424-8271 Ext: 271
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300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg, WV 26104

Wetzel-Tyler Chamber of Commerce

The Wetzel-Tyler Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization focused on achieving the greatest potential outcomes for the citizens, businesses, and other organizations in and around Wetzel & Tyler Counties.

Sharon Campbell

Phone: 3044553825
Website | Email

132 North St
P.O. Box 271
New Martinsville, WV 26155

Wheeling Heritage

We are a catalyst for the revitalization of Wheeling.
Since our inception in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) organization, Wheeling Heritage has leveraged funding and expertise to play an integral role in shaping the city’s redevelopment.

Betsy Sweeny

Phone: (304) 232-3087 Ext: 3
Website | Email

1400 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Wheeling University

The Business Department includes a variety of courses in human resource management, marketing, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, accounting, statistics and business. The Business Department has a fully online MBA and MSA program.

Neeley Satzer

Phone: 3042434411
Website | Email

316 Washington Avenue
Wheeling, WV 26003

Wood County Development Authority

The Wood County Economic Development office strives to foster a strong economic environment which supports business, nurtures growth and new investment while attracting sustainable businesses and a quality labor force to our communities.

Lindsey Piersol

Phone: 304-422-5650
Website | Email

400 Market Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101

Woodlands Community Lenders

Woodlands Community Lenders is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) specializing in residential and small business lending, in addition to providing advising services and technical assistance to new and existing small businesses.

Dave Clark

Phone: (304) 404-2909
Website | Email

316 Railroad Avenue
Suite 310
Elkins, WV 26241

Woodlands Development Group

Woodlands Development Group helps build healthy, viable communities in the region by developing sustainable, affordable housing and supporting economic initiatives.

Dave Clark

Phone: (304) 404-2909
Website | Email

316 Railroad Avenue
Suite 310
Elkins, WV 26241

WV Navigator

Free non-profit service that provides enrollment assistance for the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Jeremy Smith

Phone: 3043565834
Website | Email

1 Hillcrest Dr East
Charleston, WV 25301

WV Secretary of State's Office

The WV Secretary of State’s Office is responsible for maintaining an updated registration of every business entity operating within the State of West Virginia. The Secretary of State operates the WV One Stop Business Center.

Michael Queen

Phone: (304) 558-6000
Website | Email

157-K State Capitol
1600 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305

WV Small Business Development Center-Bluefield State College Center

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. Our Bluefield State College Center targets services to McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Summers, and Wyoming counties.

Harold Patterson

Phone: (304) 327-4406
Website | Email

the w. paul cole, jr. school of business mahood hall
219 Rock Street
Bluewell, WV 24701

WV Small Business Development Center-Charleston Center

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. Our Charleston Center targets services to Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Logan, Mingo, Putnam, and Roane counties.

William Miller

Phone: (304) 957-2084
Website | Email

1116 Smith Street,
Suite 306
Charleston, WV 25301

WV Small Business Development Center-Eastern Panhandle Center

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. Our Eastern Panhandle Center targets services to Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties.

Robbie Babbitt

Phone: (304) 380-3279
Website | Email

202 Viking Way,
Suite 202
Martinsburg, WV 25401

WV Small Business Development Center-Huntington Center

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. Our Huntington Center targets services to Cabell, Lincoln, Mason, and Wayne counties.

Doug Harper

Phone: (304) 881-2320
Website | Email

937 Third Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701

WV Small Business Development Center-Innovation-Technology (In-Tech) Program

The WV SBDC’s In-Tech program was designed to provide no-cost, one-on-one assistance to introduce inventors and technology-based entrepreneurs to key commercialization issues such as intellectual property, alternative finance, prototyping and feasibility. The WV SBDC assists with the SBIR/STTR application process, in addition to technology transfer, IP support, licensing and product development cases.

Mary Hott

Phone: (304) 380-3279
Website | Email

202 Viking Way
Suite 202
Martinsburg, WV 25401

WV Small Business Development Center-Morgantown Center

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. Our Morgantown Center targets services to Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, and Taylor counties.

Frank Goldsborough

Phone: (304) 945-3040
Website | Email

265 spruce street
Suite 229
Morgantown, WV 26505

WV Small Business Development Center-Potomac Highlands Center

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. Our Potomac Highlands Center targets services to Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, Pendleton, and Tucker counties.

Buc Hammer

Phone: (304) 546-4503
Website | Email

Catamount Place
S Mineral St
Keyser, WV 26726

WV Small Business Development Center-Putnam Center

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. Our Putnam Center targets services to Jackson, Kanawha, Mason, and Putnam counties.

Doug Spaulding

Phone: (304) 957-2017
Website | Email

1116 Smith Street
Suite 307
Charleston, WV 25301

WV Small Business Development Center-Summersville Center

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. Our Summersville Center targets services to Fayette, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, and Webster counties.

Shannon Mitchell

Phone: (304) 553-2805
Website | Email

830 Northside Drive
Suite 127
Summersville, WV 26651

WV Small Business Development Center-Upshur County EDA Center

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. Our Upshur County EDA Center targets services to Barbour, Braxton, Gilmer, Lewis, Randolph, Upshur, and Webster counties.

Susannah Higgins

Phone: (304) 472-1757
Website | Email

21 East Main Street
Buckhannon, WV 26201

WV Small Business Development Center-West Virginia University Center

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. Our West Virginia University Center targets services to Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, and Taylor counties.

Sharon Stratton

Phone: (304) 293-5839
Website | Email

P.O. Box 6884
886 Chestnut Ridge Road #700
Morgantown, WV 26506-6684

WV Small Business Development Center-WV High Technology Foundation Center

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. Our WV High Technology Foundation Center targets services to Harrison, Marion, and Monongalia counties.

Todd Crump

Phone: (304) 333-6751
Website | Email

Robert H. Mollohan Research Center
1000 Galliher Drive
Fairmont, WV 26554

WV Small Business Development Center-WV Northern Community College Center

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. Our WV Northern Community College Center targets services to Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, Tyler, and Wetzel counties.

Donna Schramm

Phone: (304) 214-8973
Website | Email

1704 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003-3699

WV Small Business Development Center-WVU Parkersburg Center

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. Our WVU Parkersburg Center targets services to Calhoun, Doddridge, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Wirt, and Wood counties.

Marsa Myers

Phone: (304) 424-8213
Website | Email

300 Campus Drive
Workforce and Community Education Building-Room 117-B
Parkersburg, WV 26104

WV Women's Business Center - Charleston

The West Virginia Women’s Business Center offers individualized services to meet entrepreneurs of all backgrounds, ages, and levels of experience exactly where they’re at: whether they’re looking to launch a business or scale up.

Nora Myers

Phone: (304) 825-5000
Website | Email

303 W. Washington Street
Suite 201
Charleston, WV 25302

WV Women's Business Center - Fairmont

The West Virginia Women’s Business Center offers individualized services to meet entrepreneurs of all backgrounds, ages, and levels of experience exactly where they’re at: whether they’re looking to launch a business or scale up.

Nora Myers

Phone: (304) 825-5000
Website | Email

1000 Galliher Dr.
Fairmont, WV 26554

WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research

For over 70 years, the Bureau of Business and Economic Research strives to provide economic data, research, and analysis to help inform and guide the decisions of business, government, and community leaders in West Virginia.

John Deskins

Phone: (304) 293-7876
Website | Email

WVU Main Campus
Morgantown, WV 26505

WVU Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship seeks to educate our students, faculty, staff, and community about successfully identifying and navigating entrepreneurial opportunities.

Tara Stclair

Phone: (304) 293-7221
Website | Email

2161 University Ave
Suite 450
Morgantown, WV 26505

WVU Health Sciences Technology Commercialization

Technology Commercialization Specialist for the Health Sciences at WVU with the Office of Technology Transfer.

Hamid Bhatti

Phone: (305) 467-5942
Website | Email

886 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Morgantown, WV 26506

WVU HIT Lab (Hospitality Innovation and Technology)

The HIT Lab evaluates new and emerging technologies, conducts testing of various software applications and devices, and engage in hospitality-focused research projects for both academia and the industry.

AJ Aluri

Phone: (304) 293-1048
Website | Email

1601 University Ave
PO Box 6025
Morgantown, WV 26508

WVU Industrial Extension

The WVU Industrial Extension is West Virginia’s official representative of the NIST/MEP National Network, a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing. WVUIE helps West Virginia manufactures reach their full potential by providing the insight and education they need to stay profitable in global markets.

David Carrick

Phone: (412) 327-9119
Website | Email

311 Mineral Resources Building
PO Box 6070
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506

WVU Lane Innovation Hub

The Lane Innovation Hub is a collection of design, machining, building, and
fabrication spaces for creating prototypes and small-scale production runs. Our three main spaces: Advanced Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping & Electronics Prototyping

Dustin Spayde

Phone: 3042939384
Website | Email

1306 Evansdale Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

WVU Morris L. Hayhurst LaunchLab

The WVU LaunchLab and MakerLab are applied innovation centers for all WVU students. We work with your creative ideas to make them a reality. From ideation through commercialization, the LaunchLab team helps students find the resources they need.

Carrie White

Phone: (304) 293-9391
Website | Email

413 Evansdale Crossing
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506

WVU Potomac State College

WVU’s Potomac State College in Keyser, WV offers quality, affordable 2- and 4-year degree programs online and on-campus.

JoAnn Burnett

Phone: 3047887126
Website | Email

101 Fort Avenue
Keyser, WV 26726

WVU Technology Transfer Office

Technology Transfer Office at WVU

James Dottavio

Phone: (304) 293-7912
Website | Email

886 Chestnut Ridge Road
Morgantown, WV 26506

Wyoming County Economic Development Authority

The Wyoming County Economic Development Authority is committed to opening our doors for business by providing assistance, services, and information you need to live and work in Wyoming County, WV, the Southern Coalfields and the State of WV.

Christy Laxton

Phone: (304) 732-6707
Website | Email

506A River Road
PO Box 1828
Pineville, WV 24874

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