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CFOAM: From West Virginia Coal Mines to Outer Space

West Virginia is known for its deep roots when it comes to the coal mining industry. Most people associate coal with creating heat and electricity. Have you ever considered coal in outer space? This company is changing coal into carbon foam to create useful tools for industries like aerospace. CFOAM’s carbon foam has evolved into […]

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Employees and location lead Belle Chemical Company to say #YesWV

Many people spend their lives searching for jobs that make them happy and places to call home. Here in West Virginia, you don’t have to go far to find good work and the place where you belong. Just ask Belle Chemical Company and its employees.  Located in Belle, near Charleston, Belle Chemical is a leading […]

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West Virginians encouraged to take the broadband speed test

CHARLESTON, WV — If you think West Virginia needs faster broadband, you can take a test to help make it happen. The West Virginia Department of Economic Development (WVDED) and the Broadband Enhancement Council are encouraging West Virginians to take an internet speed test. “This is an effort to help improve broadband access in West Virginia […]

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Middle East has many exporting opportunities for WV businesses

Whether you’re new to exporting or experienced with selling goods and services around the world, taking time to choose the correct market is one of the most important things you can do when developing a successful export strategy.  We have many tools to help you identify potential markets, such as our WV RAISE Initiative, Country-Commercial […]

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WVEDA announces $6 million in economic development loans

CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Economic Development Authority Board of Directors approved more than $6 million in loans to four businesses at its August meeting on Thursday. Loans were granted to businesses in Greenbrier, Nicholas, Mercer and Tucker counties. “We’re doing everything we can here in West Virginia to develop and advance business prosperity and economic […]

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