Through nine regional Chambers of Commerce and two county EDA offices, West Virginia business leaders were invited to participate in the Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia’s first industry survey entitled Southern West Virginia Business Leaders. This survey was designed to gage the current issues of small businesses in southern West Virginia and identify potential opportunities for growth.
The Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia is project based and results driven. We work to create a workforce pipeline. We’ll scale existing resources and services to help to take a successful business to other counties in our network. We hosted the SBIR National Road Tour throughout Southern West Virginia. We’ve engaged stakeholders across West Virginia, mapped higher education resources and organized the “Small Communities, BIG SOLUTIONS” conference.