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Why Virgin Hyperloop said #YesWV for their Certification Center

In October 2020, Virgin Hyperloop announced that it will build its Hyperloop Certification Center on nearly 800 acres of land in West Virginia’s Tucker and Grant counties. The innovative facility will be used to test a new high-speed transportation form that can transport passengers and cargo at airline speeds at a fraction of the cost […]

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2020 business highlights: West Virginia’s future is bright.

It’s been a challenging year due to COVID-19, but 2020 had plenty of bright spots. As we head into the new year, we want to celebrate West Virginia’s business successes. Over the last year, small businesses grew, international corporations said #YesWV and entire industries expanded in the Mountain State as we welcomed next generation companies that will launch us all […]

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Virtual Setup Helps Industrial Bolting Adapt to Economic Changes

It’s 6:30 a.m. on a typical Tuesday in November and the Industrial Bolting headquarters on Tyler Mountain in Charleston, West Virginia is already buzzing. Sales Manager Chris Dosier pokes his head into the office of owner, Mike McCown. “India needs to talk with us and it’s urgent.” The new distributor has technical questions about their […]

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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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