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West Virginia Development Office

The West Virginia Development Office (add link when you click on West Virginia Development Office - http://www.wvcommerce.org/info/aboutcommerce/developmentoffice/default.aspx ) is a department within the West Virginia Department of Commerce.  The mission of the office is to improve the quality of life for all West Virginian’s by strengthening our communities and expanding the state’s economy to create more and better jobs.  The WVDO provides comprehensive development assistance, research, planning and technical assistance in support of community and economic development.

West Virginia Development Office
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Capitol Complex
Buidling 6, Room 553
Charleston, WV  25305-0311
800-982-3386 PH
304-558-2234 PH
304-558-1189 FAX

West Virginia Small Business Development Center

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) is a division of the West Virginia Development Office and is funded by the State of West Virginia, the United States Small Business Administration, and our Community Colleges and Workforce Investment Board Partners.  The WVSBDC, with 14 locations across West Virginia, promotes economic development through a program of practical, interrelated services, providing assistance to existing small businesses and the emerging entrepreneur. The WVSBDC provides many free services that assist entrepreneurs in their business ventures. They provide financial help and/or coaching as well as the following services:

  • Access to Angel Capital through the ACE-Net system
  • Coaching on business startup
  • Coaching on financial matters & developing loan packages
  • Coaching on management and personnel issues
  • Going Into Business in West Virginia (publication - on-line or hard copy)
  • Ombudsman services - help with regulatory matters
  • Sample Business Plan (on-line)
  • Training - on-line or on-site
  • Awards for SBIR/STTR proposal preparation
  • Awards for Small Business Work Force development
  • Women and Minority-Owned Business Database
  • When and Where We are Available

Pierpont Community & Technical College - SBDC
1 Edmiston Way
Suite 203
Buckhannon, WV 26201
304-439-1290 PH

Workforce WV

Workforce West Virginia provides assistance to job seekers and employers alike.  If businesses are considering an expansion project in West Virginia, WORKFORCE West Virginia allows them to browse an applicant database for potential employees, post multiple job openings on-line to attract today's top talent, research current economic and local job market data, and obtain information on assistance programs that can help a business grow.

WorkForce West Virginia Career Center
1 Pleasant Avenue
Suite 2
Elkins, WV 26241
304-637-0255 PH

Region VI Workforce Investment Board

The Region VI WORKFORCE West Virginia Centers offer a wide variety of services to assist local companies with their recruitment, training, and outplacement needs.  Employer based services include the following:

  • Labor market information available in many forms
  • Recruitment assistance to find qualified workers
  • WIA programs designed to assist employers with training of new and current employees

Region VI Workforce Investment Board
17 Middletown Road
White Hall, WV  26554
304-368-9530 PH

Mountain CAP of WV

Mountain CAP of WV, Inc., a CDC is an active leader and advocate on local and state levels for positive growth in rural communities in West Virginia.  We promote and empower family and individual success through a comprehensive approach to education, employment, community health, social involvement and safe, affordable housing.  We create partnerships within our communities to maximize existing resources to improve infrastructures and to encourage long-term economic expansion.

More information about their Business Loan, Entrepreneurial Development and Business Development Programs can be obtained by contacting their office directly.

Mountain CAP of WV
26 North Kanawha Street
Buckhannon, WV  26201
304-472-1500 PH
800-871-1503 Toll Free

124 North Main St. Philippi, WV 26416

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