Tag - rural development

New Funding Window to Open in March for USDA Broadband Program

Program webinar will take place on March 6 for interested applicants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is inviting loan and grant applications from organizations to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible...

Celebrating Black History Month and West Virginia’s Entrepreneurs

It may not seem like it, but the days are getting longer. We may be in the dead of winter here in West Virginia, but at Rural Development February is when things really start to heat up. Funding award announcements and learning opportunities are just a few of the things...

Small Business Solutions for Barbour County

Small Business Solutions is sponsored by the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, the Barbour County Development Authority, and Woodlands Development and Lending to provide a reliable space every month for all current and potential Barbour County businesses to network, brainstorm and collaborate in a relaxed, informal environment. They’re held the...

Small Business Solutions for Barbour County

Small Business Solutions is sponsored by the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, the Barbour County Development Authority, and Woodlands Development and Lending to provide a reliable space every month for all current and potential Barbour County businesses to network, brainstorm and collaborate in a relaxed, informal environment. They’re held the...

Small Biz Series: Ask An Expert B2B featuring Mike McKechnie, Kelly Waugh, and Mike Studholme

We're Talking Business! Featured Entrepreneur 10/10/23, 10am~Mike McKechnie (President/Founder), Kelly Waugh (VP), Mike Studholme (Senior Solar PV & Battery Consultant) of Berkeley Springs, Morgan County. Meet the dynamic team from Mountain View Solar (mtvSolar), the area's premier Solar company. We'll discuss how the company was founded, how it grew from a...

Fostering a Strong Business Climate in Our Rural Communities

Economic and workforce development probably aren’t the first things that come to mind when you think of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), but at USDA Rural Development assisting small businesses is one of our primary missions. We are dedicated to helping West Virginia businesses through...

Clendenin: Building the trail back through entrepreneurship

The Cannel Coal chimney is believed to have been built around 1850. My hometown of Clendenin has a rich history that deserves to be heard. In the late 1840s, a new type of coal was discovered that when heated at the precise temperature produces a flammable liquid that burns bright. An...