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Apprenticeships – Brewing Up A New Talent Pipeline to the Second Fastest Growing Manufacturing Industry in WV, the Craft Beer Industry

In 2010, there were fewer than five craft beer breweries in West Virginia. But by 2019, that number had exploded to 28 craft breweries – not counting cideries, wineries or distilleries – with a collective economic impact of $289 million in the Mountain State, according to the American Brewers Association. Together, the beverage industry is […]

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Virtual Trade Show Best Practices: 5 Tips To Help You Make Better Connections

Virtual trade shows are helping exhibitors connect with potential customers at a time when in-person meetings and travel have been reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the lack of true face-to-face interactions, no doubt, creates some challenges. To help you prepare for a virtual trade show, we’re providing a few tips prepared by our colleague Meghan Smith, who works on the Business and Industrial Development Marketing Team and recently participated in an aerospace virtual […]

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TorsionX tools get a STEP up with international business

West Virginia Development Office marks 10th anniversary of STEP grant program TorsionX tools are manufactured in West Virginia and increasingly sold around the world. STEP into bigger market potential One component in TorsionX’s marketing toolbox is the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). The STEP program launched 10 years ago to help small businesses overcome the […]

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