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Governor’s Guaranteed Workforce Program

The West Virginia Development Office is here to assist your business in success and growth in the Mountain State. Their team provides a variety of free services to you, which can be discussed with your business retention and expansion manager. Below is a list of the most popular resources and services that they can connect you to.

Exporting Initiatives

This program provides training and technical assistance to support effective employee training strategies. Awards can be up to $2,000 per employee, per year. 

West Virginia Small Business Development Center

Their international trade representatives offers many services including free consultation for export readiness, free assistance in identifying foreign markets, affordable trade missions and support for international trade show exhibitions.nbsp; 

WV Economic Development Authority

WVSBDC plays a vital role in West Virginia’s economic development by assisting small businesses and entrepreneurs in every stage of the business life cycle. Trained, regional business coaches offer confidential support in strategic planning, market development, cash flow management and more.

Business Incentives

WVEDA provides financial assistance in the form of loans and direct financing and operating leases to industrial development agencies and enterprises for the promotion and retention of new and existing commercial and industrial development.


The office provides development assistance in the form of tax credits and financing programs. This assistance can reduce startup and operating costs and provide for enhanced productivity. 

Your business retention and expansion manager is your concierge for state government. They can connect you with a variety of agencies and programs to help your business prosper. Whether you need connected with an education resource to obtain the right workforce or the highway department for infrastructure assistance, feel free to reach out to your representative and they will connect you.

To learn more, visit WestVirginia.gov or call (304) 558-2234.