September 20, 2018 – Local groups named finalist in economic opportunity challenge
National leaders are starting to take notice of the work rising up from the grassroots in southern West Virginia…
August 28, 2018 – Putnam Planning Commission recommends controversial amendment
The Putnam County Planning Commission voted to recommend zoning changes in Teays Valley…
August 22, 2018 – W.Va. Division of Highways vendor fair set
The Robert C. Byrd Institute’s (RCBI) Appalachian Hatchery, in partnership with Advantage Valley, is hosting a West Virginia Division of Highways Vendor Fair designed to link statewide small businesses to the Department of Transportation’s procurement process.
August 21, 2018 – Benedum Foundation names its first woman president
Jennifer Giovannitti, a Pennsylvania native who has worked extensively in West Virginia, will succeed William P. “Pat” Getty in mid-October.
August 15, 2018 – Building for the future: West Virginia leads the nation in construction employment
Thanks to increased construction activity related to the oil and gas industry, coal industry and projects stemming from Gov. Jim Justice’s “Roads to Prosperity” campaign — West Virginia leads the nation in construction employment, Clowser said.
August 13, 2018 – Minority-owned, start-up businesses can get expert help
The U.S. Small Business Administration reports West Virginia is home to more than 114,000 small businesses. That’s nearly half (49.6 percent) of the state’s private workforce.
August 8, 2018 – Abundant W.Va. land holds promise for agricultural prosperity
West Virginia’s abundant land holds promise for agricultural prosperity for the state and its people, according to Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt. To ensure this valuable industry thrives for years to come, agribusiness owners, retailers and other stakeholders are being asked to give their input.
August 1, 2018 – WV small business HUBZone certifications on upswing
The number of West Virginia small businesses achieving federal “HUBZone” certification has increased significantly over the past several months