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WVU receives grant to support youth entrepreneurship in low-income and rural communities

Through a nearly $50,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization Initiative, a team from WVU Extension Service, WVU Chambers College of Business & Economics, Morris L. Hayhurst LaunchLab, and the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative is developing a strategic plan to encourage and support youth entrepreneurship in West Virginia.

WVU, state announce first communities to host unique remote worker program

Intuit executive and Kenova native Brad Smith hopes his words inspire others to seek out the West Virginia he loves, building a better future for themselves and the state through a new remote worker program which announced three initial host communities March 23 – Morgantown, Shepherdstown and Lewisburg.

WVU to hold entrepreneurial contest through new Seed WV program

West Virginians with ideas for new products and services that have the potential to be brought to market quickly could benefit from a program planted in West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics. Seed WV is a virtual contest open to West Virginia residents, innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses and non-profits where up to $15k in prize money will be awarded.