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Business Assistance Resources

West Virginia offers a wide range of programs and resources to assist new and existing businesses. Learn more about the opportunities below.

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West Virginia Business Link’s mission is to help small businesses thrive, providing entrepreneurs and small business owners with free, easy access to the assistance, resources, and information they need. For more information, click here. 


The Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship promotes entrepreneurial education, community engagement, and economic development for our community and state through K-12 programming, higher education initiatives, and business partnerships. For more information, click here.


Business4 West Virginia - West Virginia’s One Stop Business Portal. For more information, click here.


Lane Innovation Hub enables inventors and entrepreneurs to take their dreams from idea to creation. The Lane Innovation Hub provides the tools and expertise to prototype, build and deliver new products. For more information, click here.


MidAtlantic Trade Adjustment Assistance Center has been chartered by the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce with responsibility for the management of Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF). MATAC provides technical assistance to mid-Atlantic businesses to strengthen their global competitiveness. For more information, click here.


The Robert C. Byrd Institute encourages job creation, economic development, innovation and entrepreneurship by supporting manufacturing companies of all sizes. RCBI’s goal is to use its Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers across West Virginia to provide the resources that individuals and companies need to create, sustain, and expand their businesses. For more information, click here.


The Regional Contracting Assistance Center provides advice and assistance in areas specific to your company’s government contracting needs and helps to answer questions regarding regulations, reporting requirements, contract bidding and performance, and payment and audit issues. For more information, click here.


West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) and its network of partners has helped construct a statewide ecosystem to foster the spirit, support, and success of thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators. The WV SBDC is a statewide network that provides tools, training, and connections for successfully starting and growing a small business. For more information, click here.


SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. SCORE is a nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE is able to deliver most of its offerings at no cost. For more information, click here.


Vantage Ventures is backed by world-class technology leaders, fortune class companies, and venture investors. Vantage Ventures is an initiative of the John Chambers School of Business and Economics at West Virginia University to launch high-impact, scalable businesses that tackle complex challenges. For more information, click here.