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West Virginia Department of Economic Development Divisions

The West Virginia Department of Economic Development works hard to make the process of locating in West Virginia smooth and seamless. Our team walks with your business every step of the way to locate a new site, expand facilities, export goods, train employees, and much more.

The following six divisions are all housed under the West Virginia Department of Economic Development. Each division has various responsibilities and teams, all focused on helping your business succeed in West Virginia and throughout the world.

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center plays a vital role in the economy by assisting small businesses and entrepreneurs in every stage of the business life cycle.

WV CAD encourages strong civic engagement by supporting economic development, community growth and restoration, disaster preparedness and recovery, non-profit efforts and much more.

The West Virginia Office of Energy develops initiatives to increase energy efficiency among businesses and residents, while providing support, education and tools to accomplish those goals.

The Division of International Development works tirelessly to develop relationships worldwide, bring global companies within West Virginia borders, and help West Virginia companies expand their global reach through international trade.

Skilled in all matters of business, the Business and Industrial Development team (BID) stands ready to assist in the challenges that face growing companies as they scale properly, relocate facilities, expand to global trade or source difficult materials.

The West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council exists in order to improve broadband access available in underserved and unserved areas of West Virginia.

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