Business Services

Through the Expanding Markets Initiative, businesses in the Charleston-Huntington Metro region will receive technical services to expand access to new markets. Funding from this program will continue federal, state, and local efforts to support the diversification of West Virginia’s economy and provide much needed support for businesses seeking to diversify their customer base.

Services will be delivered through a unique partnership between Advantage Valley Inc, the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, and eight local EDAs including:

Boone County Economic and Community Development Authority

Charleston Area Alliance

Huntington Area
Development Council

Jackson County Economic Development Authority

Lincoln County Economic Development Authority

Mason County Economic Development Authority

Putnam County
Development Authority

Wayne County Economic Development Authority

Assistance will be provided in the following areas:

Economic Gardening

This program is geared toward young, fast growing companies seeking market research and strategic consulting advice on entering new markets.

 

Supply Chain Assistance

This program provides technical assistance to small companies seeking to expand their regional B2B connections. Participants will have access to research, sales training, and participation in special supply chain events.

Supply Chain Assistance

This program provides technical assistance to small companies seeking to expand their regional B2B connections. Participants will have access to research, sales training, and participation in special supply chain events.

General Business Retention & Expansion

This program links businesses with many existing free federal and state services including but not limited to workforce training, financing, and exporting, to name a few.

Please contact one of the EDAs (listed above) or one of our Advantage Valley Business Retention Specialists (listed below) to find out about how your business might benefit from the Expanding Markets Initiative.

Adam Phillips

Adam Phillips

HADCO

Heidi Pagur

Heidi Pagur

PCDA

Victoria Russo

Victoria Russo

Charleston Area Alliance

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