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daily304 - Episode 10.7.2022
10/07/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Small businesses can apply for STEP funds to boost their international sales. WV colleges band together to grow potatoes for Mister Bee. And Fayette County prepares for Bridge Day. Read more…...read more
WV STEP funds available
10/07/2022
We’re pleased to announce that the West Virginia State Trade Expansion Program grant, also known as WV STEP, has been renewed for another cycle and that businesses like yours will continue to get help developing export projects! We have $300,000 in......read more
WVU Potomac State College, WVU at Parkersburg convene Spud Summit for Mister Bee Potato Chips
10/07/2022
KEYSER, W.Va. – West Virginia University Potomac State College Interim President Chris Gilmer is set to finish what he started when he was at the helm of West Virginia University at Parkersburg. He forged a relationship with WVUP Alumna Mary Anne......read more
Fayette County jumping for joy over upcoming Bridge Day celebration
10/07/2022
On the third Saturday of October (Oct. 15), the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce along with a bevy of local organizations will welcome tens of thousands to the region to celebrate its annual Bridge Day at the New River Gorge Bridge. The largest......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.6.2022
10/06/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – More programs are springing up to lure remote workers to West Virginia. Buzz Foods launches a butcher apprenticeship program. And WV Hive joins forces with the ACT Coalition to promote entrepreneurship. Read more…...read more
Remote approach luring people to WV
10/06/2022
Ascend West Virginia, a $25 million program founded and funded by Intuit executive chairman Brad Smith and wife Alys, has attracted 53 remote workers to Morgantown, with more set to be added there, in Lewisburg and in Shepherdstown. Dr. Danny Twilley......read more
Charleston Company Launches Butcher Apprenticeship In Move To Keep Meat Local
10/06/2022
Beau Bellamy gets to Buzz Food Service at 7 a.m., a full hour before the day’s meat cutting begins. Buzz sells fresh meat and seafood to restaurants, resorts and other commercial customers in seven Appalachian states — all from a headquarters just......read more
Laying the foundation to support entrepreneurs
10/06/2022
Southern West Virginia is so fortunate to have the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA), a forward-thinking organization that supports a regional economic development strategy. In 2016, with support from the Appalachian Regional......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.5.2022
10/05/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – West Virginia prepares to welcome back the bobwhite quail. Meet the first class of West Virginia Chef Ambassadors. And first-graders in Cabell County get a preview of some vocational career paths. Read more…...read more
Bobwhite Quail Getting New Welcome in West Virginia
10/05/2022
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said he fondly remembers hearing the distinctive call of the northern bobwhite quail when he was a boy. Like many others, he hunted the birds well into the 1970s before they largely disappeared from the state. Now, the......read more
Department of Tourism announces inaugural class of West Virginia Chef Ambassadors
10/05/2022
The West Virginia Department of Tourism tapped the expertise of nine local chefs across the state to serve as the first-ever class of West Virginia chef ambassadors. The chefs were honored at the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism that took place......read more
First-graders explore Career Technology Center programs
10/05/2022
Explore Academy’s first-grade students traveled to the Cabell County Career Technology Center recently to get an up close look at a fraction of the programs they could study when they are older. The first-graders took turns watching welding, and......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.4.2022
10/04/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Turn your innovative ideas into reality at the Robert C. Byrd Institute. Reserve your spot for a special meal at Cass Scenic Railroad. And Learn how West Virginia supports a thriving hardwood industry. Read more…...read more
Cass Scenic Railroad hosts a farm-to-table dinner on Nov. 12
10/04/2022
A delicious Farm-to-Table dinner is planned November 12, 2022 and prepared by the Last Run Restaurant at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.. Featuring locally sourced produce and products, the dinner features home-cooking and dessert that only a harvest......read more
Strong as Steel: Manufacturing Lumber in the Mountain State with Joe McNeel
10/04/2022
For approximately four decades, the West Virginia Hardwoods Center at West Virginia University has focused on one of the state’s abundant natural resources. Dr. Joe McNeel, director of the Appalachian Hardwood Center and professor of Wood Science and......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.3.2022
10/03/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Plan a fall getaway to Lost River State Park. Take a guided fishing tour on the New River. And learn why automotive manufacturers continue to say #YesWV. Read more......read more
A WV adventure on horseback
10/03/2022
​Venture through Lost River State Park with the Vrbo duo on a horseback adventure to Cranny Crow Overlook, where stunning views over the Potomac Highlands will leaven them......read more
West Virginia crew enjoys a back country fishing experience
10/03/2022
Typically you would find Summers County resident Sammy Pugh rolling along the New River in West Virginia directing clients what direction to throw a bait. Sammy is the owner and guide of New River Trophy Outfitters. However, during August, he and his......read more
Automotive manufacturers say #YesWV
10/03/2022
Automotive component manufacturers from around the world have found the road to success leads to West Virginia. Businesses that supply and support the automotive industry find a ready workforce with the skills needed by today’s market. Additionally......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.2.2022
10/02/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Bop & Nana’s Bakery and Catering draws its inspiration from its chef’s Italian heritage. Learn about the lost towns of the New River Gorge and the founding of West Virginia’s flagship university on The History Project. Read more…...read more
Don’t Call It a Comeback: WV Chef Nourishes Community with Homemade Food
10/02/2022
Italian food plays a large role in West Virginia’s culinary makeup – with red sauce, meatballs and pasta making frequent appearances on menus across the state. But, Chef Tim Urbanic takes those flavors to a different level. Urbanic, who operates Bop......read more
New River Gorge Ghost Towns - Remains of the coal industry make a new home in a national park
10/02/2022
In 2021, the New River Gorge was transformed into a national park, placing West Virginia’s glorious gem into the necklace of America’s most celebrated scenic areas. The river and valley’s majestic beauty have long been famous, but park visitors are......read more
West Virginia University – The Mountain State’s Flagship College Fulfills its Early Dreams
10/02/2022
Because of its separation from Virginia, West Virginia is perhaps the only state to lose its state university in an instant. With no time to lose, the newly minted state made use of already existing laws to create the nation’s newest state university......read more
daily304 - Episode 10.1.2022
10/01/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Walker Creek Farms and Cabins bring back childhood memories. Learn why the automotive industry says #YesWV. And find your dream job in Almost Heaven. Read more…...read more
Escape to Walker Creek Farms and Cabins in Clay County
10/01/2022
With the price of gas pushing $5 a gallon, who isn’t looking for a summer escape that is easy to travel to but feels miles and miles away? Walker Creek Farms and Cabins, a country retreat located an easy 45 minutes north of Charleston and less than two......read more
West Virginia’s Automotive Manufacturing Industry
10/01/2022
West Virginia’s automotive manufacturing companies comprise an extensive industry in the state, playing a large role in West Virginia’s economic success. With an impact of $711 million and 6,004 jobs just in 2021—numbers directly related to the......read more
West Virginia Resource Center
10/01/2022
Interested in living and working in the next best thing to Heaven? Then say “yes” to a career in West Virginia! Learn more about the benefits of living and working in the Mountain State. You can also check out the awesome job opportunities available in......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.30.2022
09/30/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – West Virginia supports the forest products industry. Learn about the state’s elk management program with a guided tour. And meet West Virginia artist Chase Bowman. Read more…...read more
WV supports the forest products industry
09/30/2022
The wood industry of West Virginia generates $3.2 billion annually for the state’s economy and provides more than 30,000 jobs within the state with 12 million acres of forestland and 75 billion board feet of timber inventory. West Virginia is the......read more
Book an elk tour at Chief Logan
09/30/2022
After more than a 100-year absence from the Mountain State, elk are making a comeback in West Virginia and this fall you have a chance to see these incredible animals in a natural habitat. Our guided elk tours are the best way to learn about the......read more
West Virginia artist is teaching and learning
09/30/2022
Chase Bowman found a love for art at the young age of just five years old when he entered a coloring contest and won it. Bowman is a Mercer County native who is originally from Matoaka and a graduate from the 1998 class at Princeton Senior High School......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.29.2022
09/29/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Need assistance with your film project? The West Virginia Film Office is ready to assist. WV Living presents the 2022 West Virginia Wonder Women. And take a video tour of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Read more…...read more
The WV Film Office is ready to assist with your project
09/29/2022
Whether you’re looking for the perfect location for your next film project, or you’re a crew member ready to undertake your next project, we’re here for you. Let us help you secure your perfect location, find skilled workforce, and navigate film......read more
WV Living presents 2022 West Virginia Wonder Women
09/29/2022
Meet our 2022 West Virginia Wonder Women—the mavens, moguls, and mentors who are making the Mountain State a better place. Head back to school at The Schoolhouse Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, and then travel with us from Romney to Bridgeport to......read more
Hiking to Harpers Ferry
09/29/2022
Join Lindsay and Julia of Vrbo vacation rental as they hike through Harpers Ferry National Historical Park to uncover a quaint town surrounded by outdoor activities. Watch the video......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.28.2022
09/28/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Discover Almost Heaven at Twin Falls Resort. Love of the outdoor community inspired Water Stone Outdoors’ new owners. And grab your tickets to the Berkeley Springs Film Festival before they’re gone. Read more…...read more
Find your mountain escape at Twin Falls Resort
09/28/2022
Finding your way to Twin Falls Resort State Park, located in the quiet mountains of Wyoming County between Mullens and Pineville, takes you off the beaten path, to a place where time seems to stand still. With its mountain views, trickling streams......read more
Water Stone Outdoors is one-stop shop for adventurers
09/28/2022
Holly Fussell’s face lights up when she talks about outdoor adventures available in and around Fayetteville and the New River Gorge. That hasn’t always been the case, though. “It wasn’t an immediate love affair,” Fussell admits with a laugh......read more
Get your tickets now for the Berkeley Springs Film Festival
09/28/2022
The Berkeley Springs Film Festival (BSFF) is held the first weekend in October every year in Berkeley Springs West Virginia. Come and relax in the beautiful spa town, enjoy the blue ridge mountains, and all the area has to offer, while enjoying great......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.27.2022
09/27/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – WV BusinessLink is your connection to valuable resources. Technology firms are hiring in Almost Heaven. And A3L Federal Works in Fairmont is a small company with big ambitions. Read more…...read more
Entrepreneurs, find valuable resources at WV BusinessLink
09/27/2022
West Virginia BusinessLink is a supportive platform that connects entrepreneurs to a network of local, regional, and statewide resource partners to foster innovation, growth, and prosperity. The founding partners of SourceLink include the West Virginia......read more
Get hired into West Virginia's tech ecosystem
09/27/2022
Have you always wanted to work in technology, but wasn’t sure how? Consider starting or growing your career in technology and innovation in the West Virginia tech ecosystem. West Virginia has a hub of technology companies, tech-focused accelerators......read more
Retaining local talent and providing high quality service: Meet Woman-Owned Business A3L Federal Works, LLC
09/27/2022
A small business with big ambitions, A3L Federal Works LLC embraces the “family like” first-class workforce #YesWV provides, and continues to seek out and thrive off of opportunities given by the WV Department of Economic Development (WV DED) and other......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.26.2022
09/26/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Green power is on the rise in Almost Heaven as one company plans a renewable energy powered industrial site and another ships its products nationwide. And a Marshall University program receives federal funding to meet the demand......read more
BHE Plans West Virginia renewable
09/26/2022
BHE Renewables, a Berkshire Hathaway Energy business, has signed an agreement with West Virginia to purchase more than 2,000 acres of land in Ravenswood to be developed as a first-of-its-kind renewable energy microgrid-powered industrial site......read more
Marshall Division of Aviation to receive $1M
09/26/2022
Marshall University is set to receive $1 million in federal funding aimed at increasing the university’s ability to provide an increased workforce in aviation for the area. A 5-year-award to the Marshall University Division of Aviation will help......read more
W.Va. company brings green power industry to the nation
09/26/2022
DC America is a start-up electric charging station manufacturer out of Milton, West Virginia. The company’s president, Nathan Bowen, said a local electric firm and general construction firm partnered to build American made charging stations for the......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.25.2022
09/25/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – NGK Spark plug plans to expand if West Virginia operations. Discover beautiful autumn colors at Blackwater Falls State Park. And Shine On, WV spotlights podcaster Justin McElroy. Read more…...read more
NGK plans to modify Kanawha County plant to produce after-market spark plugs
09/25/2022
A Japanese auto parts manufacturer is making plans to expand its West Virginia operations. Pocatalico-based NGK Spark Plugs received approval Thursday from the West Virginia Economic Development Authority to help finance the expansion with up to $20......read more
These state parks have the most beautiful fall foliage
09/25/2022
One of the most impressive things about fall is the breathtaking scenery caused by the changing colors of the leaves, and exploring the spectacular landscapes is a must-do for the season. Whether travelers are sparing time for a weekend or a day trip......read more
Shine On, WV presents Justin McElroy
09/25/2022
Hailing from Huntington, Justin McElroy is the co-host of podcasts like My Brother, My Brother and Me (the basis for a recent TV adaptation by NBCUniversal), Sawbones, and The Adventure Zone (both of which have been adapted into New York Times......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.24.2022
09/24/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Learn about the philanthropic work of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. Meet artist Frederick Hightower, creator of the Katherine Johnston sculpture at WVSU. And check out the updates at Hawks Nest State Park. Read more…...read more
Dr. Michelle Foster discusses work with The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
09/24/2022
Dr. Michelle Foster is the President and CEO of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF), a nonprofit community organization that seeks to help individuals, families, businesses and other nonprofits improve the lives within their communities......read more
Frederick Hightower has spent a lifetime sculpting his passions into works of art
09/24/2022
Frederick Hightower didn’t know who Katherine Johnson was in 2016. “Hidden Figures,” starring Taraji P. Henderson as Johnson – a NASA mathematician whose contributions to early space exploration had largely been forgotten – was currently in theaters......read more
Hawks Nest Lodge Tour
09/24/2022
Nestled in the heart of whitewater rafting country on the rim of the New River, Hawks Nest is you launching point for adventures in the New River Gorge. While the New River recently got upgraded to national park status, Hawks Nest has received updates......read more
What is the daily304?
09/23/2022
The daily304 features three stories every day about Wonderful West Virginia. Topics include livability, economic development opportunities, ways to experience our beautiful state and so much more. You can also stay up to date with our specialized......read more
West Virginia tourism leaders see growth across state, discuss ways to continue
09/23/2022
More visitors are coming to the Mountain State, tourism leaders say. Growth and new efforts to support tourism in West Virginia were discussed in the Governor’s Conference on Tourism’s opening remarks Tuesday. Tourism officials from around West......read more
Chem-Pak, Inc. – Family, Business, & Growth
09/23/2022
Set in Berkeley County, Chem-Pak, Inc. is chemical manufacturing company specializing in doing aerosol and liquid packaging of a wide variety of sizes. George Pete Duane Jr. founded the company in Virginia in 1966. The family-owned company attributes......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.23.2022
09/23/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Learn more about the daily304 and where to read, listen, or watch. State officials tout rising numbers in tourism. And the owners of a Berkeley County manufacturing company talk family, business and growth. Read more…...read more
2022 Leaf Peepers Festival set for Sept. 23-25
09/22/2022
After a two-year break from the annual Leaf Peeper’s Festival and Run for It Half-marathon, we see their return for 2022. Leaf Peeper’s begins Friday, September 23 in Davis, West Virginia with live music and Firemen’s Parade. The event runs through......read more
The most advanced wind energy project in the region… completed in #YesWV
09/22/2022
Clearway Energy Group is one of the largest renewable energy owners in the US, with over 5,600 net MW of installed wind, solar and energy storage projects. It was recently announced that Clearway had reached commercial operations on their Black Rock......read more
Untapping Tech Talent and the Competitive Advantage of Appalachia with Sarah Biller
09/22/2022
Sarah Biller is a key player in fintech in West Virginia and executive director of Vantage Ventures, and organization that’s committed to finding and cultivating the untapped tech talent in West Virginia to foster innovation and grow small businesses......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.22.2022
09/22/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – The annual Leaf Peepers Festival returns to Tucker County. A major wind energy project brings a big boost to Grant and Mineral counties. And fintech entrepreneur Sarah Biller shares the advantages of living and working in Almost......read more
Pretty and Poised comes to downtown Huntington
09/21/2022
Pretty and Poised, a new women’s boutique, is now open in downtown Huntington at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 10th Street across from Pullman Square. Specializing in women’s clothing and accessories, the downtown Huntington location is the second for......read more
A letter to a billionaire sparked a W.Va. economic windfall
09/21/2022
Driving back home from a West Virginia University research and technology department session, Sen. Glenn Jeffries, D-Putnam, was inspired to write a longshot “come to West Virginia'' letter to nine global billionaire investors, including Berkshire......read more
Mountaineer Media presents Episode 92 - Ian Thornton
09/21/2022
Ian Thornton was born and raised in Huntington, WV, and is the founder of the Huntington Music & Arts Festival as well as WhizzbangBAM which represents multiple acts including; Tyler Childers, Ona, William Matheny, and Arlo McKinley & the Lonesome... ...read more
daily304 - Episode 9.21.2022
09/21/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – An Ashland boutique opens a second location in Huntington. A state senator’s letter to a billionaire sparks an economic windfall. And Mountaineer Media chats with concert organizer Ian Thornton. Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 9.20.2022
09/20/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – The West Virginia Department of Economic Development partners with Jobcase to provide free online job postings. Subscribe to “Innovators and Entrepreneurs” YouTube show. And Huntington’s mayor says the former ACF site is open for......read more
Create a free job post courtesy of the WV Dept. of Economic Development and Jobcase
09/20/2022
Whether you need one employee around the corner or want to hire hundreds across the country, the West Virginia Department of Economic Development and Jobcase can help you find the right people fast. Create your FREE job posting online. Have your job......read more
Best advice from 9 top WV innovators and entrepreneurs
09/20/2022
Don’t miss our guests’ wisdom, advice, and hard-earned lessons in Season 1 of Innovators and Entrepreneurs! We’re back in two weeks with the second half of the season, where you’ll hear from more innovators from all across West Virginia. Innovators and......read more
Huntington Mayor says former ACF site is ‘open for business’
09/20/2022
The Huntington Municipal Development Authority (HMDA) is now actively recruiting tenants and marketing the former ACF Industries site built nearly 150 years ago. The former rail car manufacturing facility, which is 42 acres, includes the property......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.19.2022
09/19/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – WV’s ACT Now Coalition looks forward to making improvements with federal grant money. The Small Communities, BIG Solutions Conference is set for next month at UC. And check out some suggestions for your perfect date night......read more
U.S. Department of Commerce Announces $62.8M award to West Virginia coalition
09/19/2022
President Joe Biden, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and Senator Joe Manchin announced on Friday, September 2 that the U.S. Economic Development Administration has chosen the Appalachian Climate Technologies Coalition (“ACT Now Coalition”)......read more
The Small Communities, BIG Solutions conference is back in-person this year
09/19/2022
The Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia, Coalfield Development and the West Virginia Community Development Hub are excited to celebrate the fifth-year anniversary of the Small Communities, BIG Solutions Conference at the......read more
10 date night ideas in the Charleston-Huntington area
09/19/2022
If you are looking for unique and exciting date night ideas, the cities of Charleston and Huntington have plenty to offer. Ranging from an arcade, to a theme park, to a rose garden and more, here are 10 date night ideas in the Charleston-Huntington......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.18.2022
09/18/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Shine On WV, spotlights BaseCamp Printing Co. The WV Film Office is ready to assist with your next project. And additional funding will help pave an additional 833 miles of road in West Virginia....read more
Shine On, WV presents BaseCamp Printing Co
09/18/2022
Emily and Betsy Sokolosky thought in order to live their artistic dreams they would have to leave their home of West Virginia. ...read more
WV Film Office wants to help with your next project
09/18/2022
Whether you’re looking for the perfect location for your next film project, or you’re a crew member ready to undertake your next project, we’re here for you....read more
Extra 830 miles of West Virginia road to be paved in 2023
09/18/2022
$150 million in supplemental funding will help the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) to pave an additional 833 miles of road, according to a release from Gov. Justice....read more
daily304 - Episode 9.17.2022
09/17/2022
Bring your innovative entrepreneurial ideas to Morgantown next month for a meeting of the WV Inventors Society. Reserve your tickets now for the Autumn Colors Express New River Gorge train ride. And WVU hosts the 2022-23 Business Plan Competitions. ...read more
W.Va. inventors to meet Oct. 11 in Morgantown
09/17/2022
Inventors from across the Mountain State will gather Oct. 11 on the Morgantown campus of West Virginia University (WVU) for the next meeting of the minds....read more
Welcome Aboard the Autumn Colors Express!
09/17/2022
This is the Autumn Colors Express, the six decade-old train ride linking Huntington and Charleston with the town of Hinton during the Hinton Railroad Days Festival. ...read more
Enter the 2022-23 Business Plan Competitions
09/17/2022
This year we are proud to offer 3 statewide business plan competitions....read more
daily304 - Episode 9.16.2022
09/16/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Celebrate fall with some fun and spooky festivals. The WV Music Hall of Fame announces its class of 2023. And Yeager Airport gets its first female director. ...read more
Five exciting fall festivals and activities in WV (FlipSide)
09/16/2022
The West Virginia Pumpkin Festival takes place at Pumpkin Park in Milton from Oct. 6 to 9 this year....read more
2023 West Virginia Music Hall of Fame inductees announced
09/16/2022
The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame on Wednesday announced its 2023 inductees....read more
West Virginia International Yeager Airport selects new airport director and CEO
09/16/2022
The Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority (CWVRAA) today announced that Dominique Ranieri, currently West Virginia International Yeager Airport’s (CRW) Assistant Airport Director and Chief Operating Officer, has been selected as the Airport’s.....read more
Almost heaven: Drive along West Virginia's country roads this fall
09/15/2022
Begin your West Virginia road trip in the historic town of Harpers Ferry, located just an hour's drive from Washington D.C. ...read more
Create a free job post – provided by the WV Department of Economic Development & Jobcase
09/15/2022
Whether you need one employee around the corner, or want to hire hundreds across the country, we can help you find the right people fast. ...read more
West Virginia prepares for Save a Life Day
09/15/2022
All 55 West Virginia’s counties are participating in the annual Save a Life Day on Thursday, an effort focused on providing the overdose reversal drug naloxone to the most at-risk members of the state’s population....read more
daily304 - Episode 9.15.2022
09/15/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – 10Best suggests an Almost Heaven road trip starting in the Eastern Panhandle. West Virginia employers, find out how you can post you job openings for free online. And State groups partner to distribute Naloxone to help with drug ove...read more
Nucor continues prep work for massive project in Mason County
09/14/2022
Plans to start construction of the massive Nucor Steel production facility in Mason County are progressing....read more
2 Steps to StartUp offers Sept. 20 webinar
09/14/2022
“Plan It, Price It, Protect It, and Pitch It” ...read more
daily304 - Episode 9.14.2022
09/14/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Nucor Steel continues prep work for its Mason County facility. 3 Steps to StartUp sponsors a webinar for budding entrepreneurs. And another company says #YesWV -- and bringing more green energy to the state....read more
BHE Renewables to purchase land in Ravenswood
09/14/2022
Gov. Jim Justice has announced that BHE Renewables, a Berkshire Hathaway Energy business, has entered into an agreement with the State of West Virginia to purchase more than 2,000 acres of land in Ravenswood, West Virginia, to be developed as a ......read more
Big update coming on Turnpike with rebuild of travel plazas
09/13/2022
The state Parkways Authority is on the verge of authorizing a more than $100 million redevelopment of the three travel plazas on the West Virginia Turnpike....read more
Create a free job post online
09/13/2022
West Virginia employers, take your jobs online with the West Virginia Department of Economic Development and Jobcase. ...read more
Economic Development Office: West Virginia's business climate makes it attractive
09/13/2022
Economic development in West Virginia is at an all-time high when it comes to business activity....read more
daily304 - Episode 9.13.2022
09/13/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Travel plazas on the WV turnpike will soon get a major makeover. Employers, find out how you can post your job openings for free. And state officials list West Virginia’s economic accomplishments....read more
State chamber summit: Economic Development Department leaders describe work, success of their new department
09/12/2022
The day after Gov. Jim Justice announced a $141.8 million August budget surplus and recapped a year of economic accomplishments......read more
Generation West Virginia and partners to receive $15M for workforce development initiative
09/12/2022
Generation West Virginia and its partners in the ACT Now Coalition will receive more than $62 million in U.S. Economic Development Administration funding......read more
Accountability in small businesses
09/12/2022
Becoming a small business owner is a straightforward endeavor....read more
daily304 - Episode 9.12.2022
09/12/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – State leaders talk economic development accomplishments. Build Back Better funding is slated to boost southern coalfield counties. And the WV SBDC offers advice on accountability. ...read more
Cacapon Resort hosts Farm-to-Table dinner Sept. 17
09/11/2022
Cacapon Resort’s Farm-to-Table dinner is scheduled for Sept. 17, 2022 and will feature local produce and food products....read more
Robinson Grand to host the West Virginia Miss Amazing Pageant
09/11/2022
CLARKSBURG, W.Va (WDTV) - The Robinson Grand will host the West Virginia Miss Amazing Pageant on Saturday, Oct. 29....read more
Returning from two-year hiatus, pitch competition names six finalists
09/11/2022
Organizers of the Pitch Southern West Virginia Business Idea Competition, to be Sept. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the campus of West Virginia University Institute of Technology, announced the six best pitch ideas chosen to present and invited attendees to vote...read more
daily304 - Episode 9.10.2022
09/10/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Short Story Brewing details plans for Charleston taproom. Outdoor community development leader joins WVU collaborative. And discover West Virginia’s talented pool of artists. ...read more
Short Story Brewing announces plans to open a Charleston taproom
09/10/2022
“I think we can be in there by the end of October,” said Aaron Rote, Short Story Brewing co-owner and overseer of the Charleston taproom start-up. ...read more
Renowned outdoor community development leader joins WVU collaborative
09/10/2022
West Virginia University’s outdoor recreation experts are hard at work developing world-class outdoor infrastructure, expanding outdoor opportunities and using the Mountain State’s outdoor assets to advance the economy....read more
Art Beyond the Coasts: Five West Virginia Artists to Know
09/10/2022
If you ask Liz Simmons the Linda Nochlin-esque question “Why are there no great West Virginia artists?,” she’s prepared with a reply. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 9.09.2022
09/09/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Hawks Nest State Park hosts a Farm to Table dinner tomorrow. The Hive, other regional groups are among partners working together to enact Build Back Better dreams. Discover “glamping” and other unique stays in Almost Heaven. Read......read more
Hawks Nest State Park hosts Farm to Table dinner Sept. 10
09/09/2022
Hawks Nest State Park’s Farm-to-Table dinner featuring local produce and food products is scheduled for Sept. 10, 2022. This year’s dinner will be at the park’s Event Center, formerly known as the Hawk Nest Museum. This event venue is fully accessible......read more
West Virginia Hive to provide partner support in the Community Development Hub $9.3M project
09/09/2022
The federal government has chosen the Appalachian Climate Technologies Coalition (“ACT Now Coalition”) of West Virginia for a package of grant awards totaling $62.8 million, leveraged with another $30 million in matching funds from philanthropic......read more
Alternative Lodgings, 'Glamping,' Enhance W.Va. Tourism Destinations
09/09/2022
Many vacationers seek out suitable lodgings near whatever indoor or outdoor experience they are venturing to see. But that trip can become richer when the shelter becomes part of the experience. Alternative lodging and glamping can turn a weekend stay......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.8.2022
09/08/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Enjoy delicious home cooking from locally sourced products at Cass Scenic Railroad’s Farm to Table dinner. Discover natural beauty, outdoor adventure and charming towns in Tucker County. And the ACT Now Coalition is awarded a......read more
Cass Scenic Railroad hosting Farm to Table dinner in November
09/08/2022
A delicious Farm-to-Table dinner is planned November 12, 2022 and prepared by the Last Run Restaurant at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. Featuring locally sourced produce and products, the dinner features home-cooking and dessert that only a harvest......read more
Blackwater Falls visitors can expect far more in Tucker County
09/08/2022
Blackwater Falls may be one of the best-known natural wonders in West Virginia, but the waterfall and surrounding park are best enjoyed in concert with the surrounding travel region, says an official at Blackwater Falls State Park. Eric Risinger......read more
Huntington receives $15.7 million toward manufacturing sites
09/08/2022
Millions of dollars in grant money, which will be used to turn former industrial properties into 21st Century manufacturing sites, are soon coming to the city of Huntington. The Appalachian Climate Technologies (ACT) Now Coalition of West Virginia has......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.7.2022
09/07/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Software Engineering firm Trilogy Innovations earns recognition as West Virginia’s fastest-growing business. Warwood Tool provides industrial grade hand-forged tools from its Ohio County location. And the sale of Dominion Energy......read more
North Central West Virginia-based Trilogy Innovations named state’s #1 business by Inc. 5000
09/07/2022
Trilogy Innovations, Inc., has made its inaugural appearance in the Inc. 5000 at #590, company officials announced today. In deciding the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the U.S. for its annual list, Inc. Magazine also determined that Trilogy, a......read more
Industrial grade, hand forged tools made right here in #YesWV… meet Warwood Tool
09/07/2022
Nearly a decade before West Virginia’s statehood, a small business in what would become Ohio County began supplying products to Civil War soldiers. Since its inception, Warwood Tool has supplied products in every war and the town of Warwood, West......read more
Dominion Energy WV’s new owners are bringing jobs to West Virginia
09/07/2022
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) – Dominion Energy West Virginia, or Hope Gas, was recently sold to the ‘Ullico and Hearthstone’ Utilities Incorporation, and starting on Sept. 1, that sale will start to bring jobs back to West Virginia. Hearthstone owns gas......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.6.2022
09/06/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – West Virginia’s newest manufacturer Pure Watercraft wants to preserve the outdoors for future generations. The WVDNR seeks help from private landowners in preserving wildlife habitat. And Doug Spaulding is the WV SBDC’s State......read more
Electric pontoon boats to be built in West Virginia
09/06/2022
West Virginia leaders announced an investment by another battery-power manufacturer today, emphasizing moves toward diversifying the state’s economy. Pure Watercraft, which produces battery-powered boats, made a splash during the West Virginia Business......read more
W.Va. seeks landowners interested in improving wildlife habitat
09/06/2022
The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, is seeking private landowners who want to improve wildlife habitat on their land. The partnership seeks to address......read more
SBDC Business Coach Doug Spaulding Receives 2022 WV SBDC State Star Award
09/06/2022
Business Coach Doug Spaulding is being honored as West Virginia’s 2022 State Star, announced Steve Johnson, state director for the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC). Spaulding joins the ranks of honorees from each state who were......read more
Morgantown Ziebart: Twin Brothers’ Vision to Build Good Business
09/05/2022
Ziebart is an automotive service store in Morgantown started by brothers Nick and Mark Lambie. It’s a West Virginia Small Business Development Center story flourishing with drive and determination. Todd Crump, a business coach with the WV SBDC first......read more
Thoughts from Chef Paul Smith: The Rising Tide
09/05/2022
“Oh, you’re from West Virginia? I’ve driven through there before…you have a beautiful Capitol.” I can’t begin to tell you how many times I heard a variation of this statement over the years when talking to someone about where I was from. Although it......read more
West Virginia’s Automotive Manufacturing Industry
09/05/2022
West Virginia’s automotive manufacturing companies comprise an extensive industry in the state, playing a large role in West Virginia’s economic success. With an impact of $711 million and 6,004 jobs just in 2021—numbers directly related to the......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.4.2022
09/04/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – North Central West Virginia sees an uptick in new businesses. This year’s State Fair was one of the most successful years ever. And mark your calendars for Barboursville Fall Fest. Read more…...read more
Small businesses have promising landscape in NCWV
09/04/2022
Over the course of the summer, businesses were opening and moving into North Central West Virginia, suggesting a promising economic outlook. “We have had more ribbon cuttings this year, so far. I think we’re up to 35 this year to date. Last year, we......read more
State Fair by the numbers
09/04/2022
West Virginia’s largest end-of-summer event has ended as the State Fair wrapped on Saturday, August 20, with over 170,000 attendants. The State Fair CEO, Kelly Collins, states that despite the weather, they had one of the most successful fairs they’ve......read more
Barboursville prepares for Fall Festival
09/04/2022
For over 40 years, the Village of Barboursville has celebrated Fall Fest. The festival includes a parade, a temporary fairground, musical acts, a car show, and food or retail vendors set up along Central Avenue through downtown. This year, Fall Fest......read more
Making Ideas Reality with Derek Scarbro
09/04/2022
What happens when you have a million-dollar idea but nothing to help make it happen? West Virginians can turn to The Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University. Derek Scarbro, Business Development Lead and Deputy Director at RCBI, highlights how......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.3.2022
09/03/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Small towns throughout West Virginia work together to revive their communities. A new video series shines the spotlight on creative Appalachians. And new restaurant in Bluefield caters to both ATV riders and locals. Read more…...read more
Small Communities, Big Impact
09/03/2022
From the tip of each of its two panhandles to the southernmost coalfield, West Virginia’s communities run the gamut of size, topography and industry. The struggles and successes of some of the state’s smaller communities are sometimes overlooked in......read more
Putnam County native makes her mission to promote art
09/03/2022
Growing up in Scott Depot, filmmaker Jillian Howell didn’t find many opportunities for aspiring artists like herself. “That sent the message to me that having a career in the arts and being a West Virginian were two mutually exclusive things,” Howell......read more
Riverfront ATV Resort adds restaurant for local appeal
09/03/2022
Riverfront ATV Resort is a relatively new vacation spot in Bluefield having only been open for a couple years that many tourists have discovered while riding the Hatfield-McCoy Trails. “My wife and I bought this place about six or seven years ago......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.2.2022
09/02/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – An all-electric boat manufacturer coming to the Northern Panhandle is expected to create 100 jobs. A new social networking platforming changes how musicians collaborate. And Wheeling’s The Market Vines prepares to host......read more
Pure Watercraft reveals plan to assemble zero-emission, all-electric watercraft in West Virginia
09/02/2022
Gov. Jim Justice announced today that Pure Watercraft, the leading direct-to-consumer provider of high-performance electric boats, has executed an agreement with the State of West Virginia to manufacture its electric pontoon boats in Beech Bottom, West......read more
Find your muse with Justin Whitman
09/02/2022
Justin Whitman is CEO of UMuseUs, a social networking platform for musicians, as well as those who are just fans of music. In this episode of Innovators & Entrepreneurs, Whitman, a musician, discovered the need for access to resources and collaboration......read more
Summer in the City: The Capital-adjacent city of St. Albans is rife with history, culture, and good food
09/01/2022
The River’s Edge Cafe—or just “The Cafe,” to locals—is a favorite among St. Albans residents. Wash down your sweet confections from Lil’ Bit of Heaven Cupcakes with a steaming cup of joe from Coal River Coffee. Enjoy a pint and some live music at The......read more
Generation WV is hiring!
09/01/2022
We are working toward a vision of West Virginia where challenges are seen as opportunities, young people are drivers in our state’s future, and the Mountain State is a destination for young talent to live, work, and thrive. The GWV team is growing! Our......read more
Charleston, W.Va. among cities recognized for business climate
09/01/2022
In Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report, metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors. Companies seeking a new home base, as well as those considering overall......read more
daily304 - Episode 9.1.2022
09/01/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Discover the history and charm of St. Albans. Generation WV is seeking a fellowship director. And Charleston earns Best Business Climate recognition. Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 8.31.2022
08/31/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – WVSU partners with Chemours Company to boost STEM education. West Virginia beekeepers keep a tradition alive. And the state flourishes from manufacturing companies like Toyata and Procter & Gamble. Read more…...read more
West Virginia State University and Chemours Partner to Advance Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Education
08/31/2022
West Virginia State University and The Chemours Company (Chemours), a global chemistry company, have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the advancement of chemistry and chemical engineering education, and workforce development. This press......read more
West Virginia beekeepers say their tradition is about more than the honey
08/31/2022
It seems that beekeepers in West Virginia have as much to learn from honeybees as they do each other. Beekeepers in the state are getting much more than honey; they are gaining knowledge and insights from their close-knit community. In Summers County......read more
Collaborating for collective growth
08/31/2022
Two of the nation’s leading businesses, Toyota Motor Manufacturing and Procter & Gamble, are making a home for themselves in the Mountain State and elevating local small businesses in the process. With the innovative merging of a big business mindset......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.30.2022
08/30/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – A Huntington neighborhood gets $1 million for jobs training. The 86th season of the Marshall Artists series features musicals, comedy, and more. And West Virginia nets some major economic victories. Read more…...read more
Coalfield Development to use $1.1 million for job training, small-business programs
08/30/2022
HUNTINGTON — Local leaders are funding programs to help Westmoreland residents get back into the workforce. Coalfield Development will use a $1,121,000 portion of the City of Huntington’s American Rescue Plan Act funds for job training and economic......read more
86th season of the Marshall Artists Series features Broadway tribute to Aretha Franklin and more
08/30/2022
The Marshall Artists Series is back with the return of a full season of shows and events for the 86th season. Packed with music, film, comedy, dance, and holiday-themed specials, the 86th season is sure to entertain one and all. Since 1936, the......read more
West Virginia wins
08/30/2022
While much focus is placed on the ways in which West Virginia can improve and develop, it is just as important to identify and promote the various successes the state has experienced in the past few years. The tide is moving in the right direction. The......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.29.2022
08/29/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Get the scoop on fall color: Sign up now for Tourism’s weekly fall foliage report. An indoor sports complex is coming to downtown Charleston. And Fayetteville gets federal support to boost outdoor recreation initiatives. Read more…...read more
Fall in Almost Heaven
08/29/2022
Leaves crunch under your feet and the cool whisk of autumn air rolls through the hills. From picturesque train rides through stunning foliage to pick-your-own produce farms, autumn is a perfect season to explore the Mountain State. As fall rolls into......read more
City of Charleston, Kanawha County Commission announce plans to build multimillion-dollar indoor sports complex
08/29/2022
The City of Charleston and Kanawha County Commission have announced a historic joint venture project that would convert the former Macy’s building at Charleston Town Center and the Lee Street parking garage into an indoor sports complex. Officials from......read more
Town of Fayetteville designated as partner community in 2022 in 2022 recreation economy for rural communities
08/29/2022
The Town of Fayetteville was the only West Virginia community among 25 selected nationally for a prestigious federal interagency partnership to support outdoor recreation initiatives. On August 17, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S......read more
Discover West Virginia’s diverse population of plants and animals
08/28/2022
Extensive forests. Bountiful rainfall. Rich soil. West Virginia’s diverse landscape is home to a wide array of plants, animals and fungi. ...read more
Farmers’ markets in W.Va. nearly triple over four years
08/28/2022
CHARLESTON, W.Va.—Over the last four years, the number of farmers’ markets in West Virginia has nearly tripled, according to the W.Va. Department of Agriculture....read more
Enjoy the Charm and Class of Cacapon State Park
08/28/2022
The most luxury you can get while staying this close to nature makes Cacapon Resort State Park a great choice for a modern, peaceful getaway. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 8.28.2022
08/28/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – The WVDNR has your guide to conservation projects, plants, animals and more in wild, wonderful West Virginia. Farmers’ markets in West Virginia triple over the last four years. And escape to Almost Heaven Cacapon Resort State Park....read more
Spotlight on West Virginia
08/27/2022
Growing up in Scott Depot, filmmaker Jillian Howell didn’t find many opportunities for aspiring artists like herself....read more
Wild and wonderful artist brings whimsy to the fair
08/27/2022
Art in Appalachia has a strongly rooted history that has been passed from generation to generation....read more
West Virginia Homeowners Rescue Program saves Kanawha woman’s home
08/27/2022
For many homeowners, staying on top of mortgage and utility payments is easy....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.27.2022
08/27/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Meet the filmmaker behind the Shine On, WV series. A Monroe County potter continues her State Fair tradition. And a West Virginia program helps save a Kanawha County woman’s home....read more
The role of a West Virginia forester
08/26/2022
The job of a modern forester blends planning, biology, conservation, management, diplomacy and technology, as well as other areas of essential knowledge....read more
Serving the entrepreneurial spirit in West Virginia
08/26/2022
The Country Road​s Angel Network provides opportunities for investors to create financial returns and provide a much-needed and missing piece of the entrepreneurial financing system in West Virginia....read more
A Fresh Perspective—Kanawha River
08/26/2022
Our rivers are important pathways that connect our past to our future. Float with us as we pay homage to some of our majestic waterways and the towns that embrace them. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 8.26.2022
08/26/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Learn more about the role of a West Virginia forester. An angel investment network helps foster the entrepreneurial spirit. And get a fresh perspective of the Kanawha River....read more
Warwood Tool – a #YesWV staple
08/25/2022
Meet a company who forges, bends, grinds, and handles US steel to make the finest industrial grade hand tools in the world … by hand....read more
West Virginia supports the forest products industry
08/25/2022
West Virginia is the second-leading hardwood state in the U.S. and each of its 55 counties has some segment of the wood industry as an employer....read more
WV SBDC Names Carol Goolsby as New Business Coach for the Eastern Region
08/25/2022
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) has named Carol Goolsby as a new business coach for the Eastern Region. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 8.25.2022
08/25/2022
Warwood Tool of Wheeling is one of the many manufacturing companies to say #YesWV. West Virginia supports a thriving forest products industry. And the WV SBDC names a new business coach for the Eastern Region....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.24.2022
08/24/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Heritage Farm’s new mountain bike park caters to riders of all skill levels. Discover the autumn beauty of West Virginia state parks. And learn how the Country Roads Angel Network partners with southern West Virginia organizations t...read more
More fun at Heritage Farm
08/24/2022
Picture this. The wind is blowing through your hair, and the sun is shining on your face as you’re chauffeured up a mountain in a six-seat Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV)....read more
Experience fall in WV state parks
08/24/2022
Fall is a magical time in the Mountain State. As the leaves begin to change and the air becomes crisp, gather the whole family to make unforgettable seasonal memories at a West Virginia state park....read more
Early investments and mentoring by Country Roads Angel Network nurtures West Virginia’s entrepreneurial spirit
08/24/2022
The economic landscape in West Virginia is vastly improving for the 1.8 million residents who currently occupy these mountains....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.23.2022
08/23/2022
A Wood County couple adds a little “Axecitement” to their life. Plan your getaway to the Appalachian Mountains. And here’s everything you need to know about the West Virginia Training and Conference Center....read more
Eye on the target: New axe-throwing business thriving with help from WV SBDC
08/23/2022
When Mario and Kimberly Puccio first approached the idea of being business owners, they wanted to bring something new and different to their Wood County community that residents could enjoy year-round. ...read more
How to Plan the Perfect Trip to the Appalachian Mountains — Home to the 2,194-mile Hiking Trail and Gorgeous Small Towns
08/23/2022
Let's quickly get this out of the way. Yes, you should plan a trip to the Appalachian mountains this year....read more
Everything you need to know about the West Virginia Training & Conference Center
08/23/2022
The West Virginia Training and Conference Center (WVTCC) offers the community,...read more
daily304 - Episode 8.22.2022
08/22/2022
The daily304 spotlights Shawn Hutchinson, CEO of the eCommerce platform LocalCart. Learn why connecting in person is invaluable to international businesses. And don’t let your small business lose out on federal money! The Robert C. Byrd Institute.......read more
Disrupting the internet with Shawn Hutchinson
08/22/2022
Shawn Hutchinson is CEO of LocalCart – using his eCommerce platform to bring local food and beverage producers together. ...read more
The Importance of In-Person Meetings for International Relationships
08/22/2022
With the relaxation of travel restrictions around the world, more and more people are beginning to relearn some of the most important choreography in business: in-person interactions....read more
Pursuing Federal Contracts Just Got Easier
08/22/2022
Small businesses across the United States reaped a record $154.2 billion in federal contracts in fiscal 2021....read more
An Ode to Pepperoni Rolls – Chef Ambassador Story
08/21/2022
I’ve often said, “there are many beautiful places in the world, and West Virginia is one of them.”...read more
5 ways to find adventure in Almost Heaven
08/21/2022
When it comes to outdoor activities, everyone’s idea of heaven is different. ...read more
Shine On, WV presents Randall Sanger
08/21/2022
Randall Sanger turned his hobby of photography into his full-time career through lots of practice and curiosity....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.21.2022
08/21/2022
What’s your favorite type of pepperoni roll? A local chef pays tribute to this state food. Discover 5 ways to find adventure in Almost Heaven. And West Virginia landscape photographer Randall Sanger shares his inspiration...read more
VIDEO: Sarah’s On Main is Making the Best Bread in WV
08/20/2022
VIDEO: Sarah’s On Main is Making the Best Bread in WV Want to try the best bread in West Virginia? ...read more
Morgantown’s bike strategy focuses on youth
08/20/2022
In 2020, the Youth Cycling Coalition, a collaboration between 10 different bicycling organizations, set out to find the ideal location for its inaugural pilot program. ...read more
Inside Appalachia has turned 20: A chat with the show’s founders
08/20/2022
Inside Appalachia is 20 years old this month — we celebrate the anniversary by taking a look back with Inside Appalachia founders Giles Snyder and Beth Vorhees....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.20.2022
08/20/2022
A Wheeling baker’s award-winning bread is gaining recognition. National and local organizations partner to boost Morgantown’s youth cycling scene. And WVPB celebrates 20 years of Inside Appalachia....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.19.2022
08/19/2022
Generation WV seeks public input on community involvement … a Greenbrier County company makes some of the highest quality barrels on the market for distillers … and register now for Chief Logan’s elk management tours. – on today’s daily304...read more
Take the Generation West Virginia Survey
08/19/2022
You are invited to participate in a research study about community involvement in West Virginia....read more
Watch the production process at WV Great Barrel
08/19/2022
See how WV Great Barrel Company precisely, consistently, and safely builds the best-performing barrel on the market....read more
Chief Logan hosts elk management tours
08/19/2022
After more than a 100-year absence from the Mountain State, elk are making a comeback in West Virginia and this fall, visitors have a chance to see these incredible animals in a natural habitat....read more
WV GreenPower Motor Company prepares for ribbon cutting
08/18/2022
West Virginia GreenPower Motor Company has moved into its South Charleston facility and prepares to open at the end of the month. The company manufactures zero-emission, all-electric school buses. ...read more
Summer issue of Chamber features interview with Nucor Steel vice president
08/18/2022
Get the scoop on the latest business happenings in the Mountain State with the summer issue of Chamber magazine, produced by the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce....read more
Cacapon trails to bring economic benefit to West Virginia
08/18/2022
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. (WV News) — A year after the completion of $25 million in renovations at the Cacapon Resort State Park lodge, the park was awarded $2.8 million to improve its mountain biking infrastructure....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.18.2022
08/18/2022
West Virginia GreenPower prepares for its South Charleston ribbon cutting. Chamber Magazine features an interview with Nucor Steel’s vice president and general manager. And Cacapon’s planned expansion of mountain biking trails is expected to contribute m...read more
daily304 - Episode 8.17.2022
08/17/2022
West Virginia is positioned to be a leader in innovation and prosperity, Marshall’s president says. Huntington will host this year’s state tourism conference. And learn why Dolly Sods is one of the most remarkable regions in Almost Heaven....read more
Positioning West Virginia for Economic Prosperity & Limitless Opportunity | Brad D. Smith
08/17/2022
As president of Marshall University and co-founder of the Wing 2 Wing Foundation, Brad D. Smith dedicates his time, effort and expertise to the place that he calls home: West Virginia. ...read more
Save the date for the 2022 Governor’s Conference on Tourism
08/17/2022
Each year, the Governor’s Conference on Tourism provides an opportunity for tourism industry partners to come together to find new and innovative ways to promote West Virginia as a top-tier vacation destination. ...read more
Dolly Sods among most remarkable regions in West Virginia
08/17/2022
The Dolly Sods Wilderness is part of the Monongahela National Forest in the Allegheny Mountains. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 8.16.2022
08/16/2022
Upcoming Mountain Stage shows feature Rosanne Cash, Bela Fleck, and more. The DNR offers online resources for everything from plant identification to boating. And Airbnb offers some unique rentals in Almost Heaven....read more
Reserve your tickets to Mountain Stage
08/16/2022
For nearly 40 years, Mountain Stage has been the home of live music on public radio. ...read more
The WVDNR has your outdoor resources
08/16/2022
Scenic trails. Tranquil bodies of water. Diverse flora and fauna. In Almost Heaven...read more
daily304 - Episode 8.15.2022
08/15/2022
The WV Makes Festival returns to Huntington in November! The Advantage Valley offers plenty to do and a low cost of living. And learn more about locating your business at the WV Tech Park. ...read more
Makes Festival returns this fall
08/15/2022
Don’t miss the excitement Nov. 4 as the West Virginia Makes Festival returns to the campus of Marshall University in Huntington....read more
The Cost of Living Diaries: Advantage Valley, WV
08/15/2022
A fun, laid-back lifestyle collides with amazing career opportunities in Advantage Valley, making it a great place for anyone to call home....read more
Learn more about the WV Tech Park
08/15/2022
The West Virginia Regional Technology Park offers flexibility and versatility alongside a robust infrastructure to provide new and existing tenants with the assets vital to their success....read more
Lesser-known facts about Coffindaffer's roadside crosses
08/14/2022
One night in 1984, the Reverend Bernard Coffindaffer had an epiphany....read more
Restaurant Road Trip: Alpine Lodge and Restaurant
08/14/2022
If you ever find yourself heading through the outskirts of Randolph County and are looking for a quality meal, then we have you covered!...read more
Eastern Panhandle solar company helps those in recovery find employment
08/14/2022
Mountain View Solar, a solar panel installation company based in Berkeley Springs, Morgan County, is helping those recently out of substance use programs land on their feet....read more
West Virginia. By rail.
08/13/2022
Experience West Virginia’s beautiful mountain landscapes onboard one of the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad’s Mountain Rail Adventures....read more
Experience Pipestem Peaks zipline canopy tour
08/13/2022
Tour the treetops of West Virginia with a bird’s eye view of the Bluestone Gorge....read more
Workplace Wellness in West Virginia
08/13/2022
It is said that the sun doesn’t always shine in West Virginia, but the people do....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.13.2022
08/13/2022
All aboard for a scenic train ride through Almost Heaven! Get a bird’s eye view of the Bluestone Gorge on Pipestem Peaks’ zipline. And Active Southern West Virginia works to increase the culture of health within the workplace....read more
How To Set Up An LLC In West Virginia
08/12/2022
West Virginia has a thriving small business community with more than 113,000 small businesses in the state....read more
RCBI designated hub as part of national effort to revitalize U.S. manufacturing
08/12/2022
Marshall University’s Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is among a select group of institutions launching innovation education hubs as part of a national initiative to revitalize American manufacturing and ensure a strong national defense....read more
Opportunity Move assists federal businesses
08/12/2022
Learn how West Virginia is providing fiscal, business continuity, and workforce solutions for Federal agencies....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.12.2022
08/12/2022
Learn how to file for an LLC for your business. RCBI joins a national effort to revitalize manufacturing. And Opportunity Move stands ready to assist federal agencies who locate in West Virginia....read more
Learn more about West Virginia’s energy hub
08/11/2022
West Virginia serves as an energy hub for national and global economies. The state ranks fifth in the nation in total energy production. ...read more
In the Chef’s Corner: Big Draft Brewing
08/11/2022
A group of entrepreneurial friends is at the center of the revitalization taking place in Greenbrier County. ...read more
Find a public safety job in West Virginia
08/11/2022
What is better than an amazing community? Having a rewarding career to support it!...read more
daily304 - Episode 8.11.2022
08/11/2022
Discover why West Virginia ranks as a top energy producer. A Greenbrier County brewery serves as a community hub. And find public safety jobs in West Virginia....read more
Relocate to West Virginia for work, stay for the people!
08/10/2022
West Virginia is widely known for its low cost of living, historical coal mining, and beautiful scenery. ...read more
WV officials begin to build highway to connect Welch with the Coalfields Expressway
08/10/2022
West Virginia officials are marking the start of road work to connect the town of Welch with the Coalfields Expressway....read more
Get an exclusive look at WVDNR's Claudia L. Workman Wildlife Education Center
08/10/2022
The Claudia L. Workman Wildlife Education Center at the Forks of Coal State Natural Area in Alum Creek, W.Va. features wildlife displays and nature exhibits that showcase the Mountain State’s unmatched natural beauty....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.10.2022
08/10/2022
A West Virginia native shares why moving back to his home state was one of his best career decisions. State officials announce the start of a $147.6 million highway project in the southern region. And learn more about the WVDNR’s new wildlife education fa...read more
Find your mountain escape at Twin Falls Resort
08/09/2022
Rugged mountains, lush forests, woodland streams and pristine waterfalls make this state park feel like Almost Heaven....read more
Confectioner makes her mark with RCBI assistance
08/09/2022
Even the sweetest of small businesses can face challenges....read more
West Virginia supports a thriving aerospace industry
08/09/2022
The aerospace industry is a dynamic, emerging economic sector in West Virginia....read more
daily304 - Episode 8.9.2022
08/09/2022
Find your mountain escape at Twin Falls Resort. A Lewisburg confectioner makes her mark with the assistance of RCBI. And West Virginia supports a thriving aerospace industry....read more
Learn more about the Barnwood Living flooring collection
08/08/2022
Discover the vintage charm of a barnwood floor designed for today’s lifestyle....read more
Plan a mountain biking adventure at WV state parks
08/08/2022
Become a mountain biking pro in no time!...read more
8 Secluded Stops on the West Virginia Waterfall Trail
08/08/2022
The new West Virginia Waterfall Trail is the perfect way to spend your summer discovering thrilling adventures while earning exclusive prizes. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 8.8.2022
08/08/2022
Become a mountain biking pro on the trails of West Virginia state parks. Check out 8 secluded stops on the WV Waterfall Trail. And discover the vintage charm of a barnwood floor made in West Virginia...read more
daily304 - Episode 8.7.2022
08/07/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Rafting companies prepare for Gauley Season. A West Virginia-based sauce company infuses a little “spirit” into every bottle. And Greenbrier County residents pull together to recover from a devastating flood. Read more…...read more
Melting Pots and Building Blocks The Founding of Piddlin’ Rooster
08/07/2022
Business ownership is like a melting pot. Not in the normal sense of different people coming together to form a community, but similar: It takes many different forms of personal experiences, education, actions, trials and errors, lessons learned......read more
Greenbrier County: From Devastation to Revitalization
08/07/2022
In June 2016, Greenbrier County was devastated by a flood that destroyed lives and debilitated towns. Following the tragedy, the county united and began to rebuild its community, which caused a resurgence that has been growing exponentially since......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.6.2022
08/06/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – A Parkersburg arts conference features workshops, networking, and more … Take a peek at some incredible rental cabins in Almost Heaven … and explore West Virginia’s charming small towns. Read more…...read more
‘Piccalilli Parkersburg’ Art community relishing chance to share creativity at conference
08/06/2022
A two-day arts conference called “Piccalilli Parkersburg” will be held Sept. 9-10 in downtown Parkersburg. The conference is for working artists, art educators, college art students and arts organizations and will include workshops, hands-on art making......read more
6 of the Best Cabins in West Virginia
08/06/2022
West Virginia is an incredible, natural oasis. And because of this, plenty of tourists prefer cabin stays for an up-close and personal brush with the Great Outdoors. Renting a cabin is the best way to experience nature, from falling asleep to chirping......read more
11 Most Charming Small Towns In West Virginia
08/06/2022
The 10th smallest State by area, West Virginia, has a population of under 2 million residents. Admitted to the Union in 1863 during the Civil War, the “Mountain State” is known for its rolling hills and coal mining history, all nestled between......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.5.2022
08/05/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Check out 25 Fun Things to Do in the historic railroad city of Huntington. Jefferson County spotlights a local marketing business. And RCBI is hosting a free expo for chemical suppliers. Read more…...read more
25 Fun Things to do in Huntington WV for 2022 (with a map!)
08/05/2022
Huntington, West Virginia is an up-and-coming city on the Ohio River with a charming historic downtown and a fascinating history. While it is a destination that is typically overlooked by many travelers, there are countless interesting things to do in......read more
The Jefferson County Development Authority spotlights Social Connection Marketing
08/05/2022
Social Connection Marketing is a small business that is dedicated to helping other small businesses succeed. Their sole focus is digital marketing and videography, and they excel at helping businesses with brand awareness, high quality video creation......read more
Expo to connect state suppliers to major chemical manufacturer
08/05/2022
The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and Advantage Valley will sponsor a free online expo August 10 to link small-scale suppliers of goods and services to Chemours, a major state manufacturer of chemicals and related products. Participants in the......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.4.2022
08/04/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Valley Falls hosts a kayak clinic for experienced whitewater boaters. A neighborhood print shop in Charleston nets a global reach. And take a video tour of the recent upgrades at Hawks Nest State Park. Read more…...read more
Kayak clinic set at Valley Falls State Park
08/04/2022
A waterfall clinic is set for Aug. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Valley Falls State Park. The clinic organized by Rocky Mountain Kayak will instruct kayakers on how to prepare for the whitewater experience of these Class 5 falls. A mandatory meeting......read more
Echo-Lit—For the Arts and the Artists
08/04/2022
Echo-Lit is a small print shop in Charleston creating educational and inspirational art using neighborhood resources. The owners—Chris Rice and Jeanne Stevenson—also focus on giving back to their fellow artists. After 15 years designing and working......read more
Take a video tour of the newly renovated Hawks Nest lodge
08/04/2022
Nestled in the heart of whitewater rafting country on the rim of the New River, Hawks Nest State Park is your launching point for adventures in the New River Gorge. While the New River Gorge recently got upgraded to national park status, Hawks Nest has......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.3.2022
08/03/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Plan a trip to seven hidden waterfalls in Almost Heaven. Bigfoot enthusiasts and other creature lovers are invited to Cryptid Bash in Morgantown. And an Advantage Valley program helps entrepreneurs realize their dream. Read more…...read more
7 Hidden West Virginia Waterfalls You Must See
08/03/2022
A hike through the thick wooded forests of West Virginia can often lead to breathtaking views. From narrow streams that plunge over cliffs to river-spanning crests, there are over 200 waterfalls waiting to be discovered here. This list will walk you......read more
The History Project - The Elkins-Abruzzi Affair: A West Virginia Daughter's Dalliance with European Royalty
08/03/2022
Meghan Markle’s marriage to England’s Prince Harry was an education for Americans about how a foreign commoner—though a popular television actress—is embraced into an old European monarchy. But before Meghan became a Duchess and even before Wallis......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.2.2022
08/02/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Support West Virginia small businesses as you plan your summer activities. The owner of Riffle Farms talks about the health benefits of bison meat. And New River Jet Boats is “the hidden treasure of state parks.” Read more…...read more
Five Small Businesses to Visit this Summer in the Mountain State
08/02/2022
From whitewater rafting to bison burgers, these WV SBDC clients offer unique products to suit your summer plans. The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) and our network of partners work together to construct a statewide ecosystem......read more
Bison: The new healthy red meat raised nearby
08/02/2022
The industry of bison farming is growing in West Virginia. There are about a half-dozen operations in the Mountain State and one of those is owned by Liz and Jimmie Riffle in Terra Alta-Riffle Farms. Liz and Jimmie started the operation in 2017 and......read more
Through waves of adversity, Gorge jet boat tour business surges forward
08/02/2022
Bobby Bower bought New River Jet Boats at a time that would turn out to be what he termed “the perfect storm of a bad time to start a business.” “It was early 2020, just before COVID hit,” he recalled as he sat in the shade at the shoreline passenger......read more
‘Bash’ Celebrating All Things Cryptid Returns to Morgantown
08/02/2022
Not even the supernatural have been immune to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, when the Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant had to shutter for the second year in a row, cryptozoology enthusiasts, and hosts of the ‘Mothboys’ podcast, Michael Strayer......read more
FASTER WV: Boosting Entrepreneurship, Startups and Business Expansion
08/02/2022
Are you aware that West Virginia lags far behind Appalachia, and the nation, in entrepreneurial and start-up activity? In fact, the Kauffman Foundation’s 2017 State Report found that WV ranked last in startup early job creation with a third as many......read more
daily304 - Episode 8.1.2022
08/01/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Bluefield earns praise from higher ed leaders. Visitor spending increases in national park gateway regions. And find West Virginia employment at Jobcase. Read more…...read more
Brad Smith: Bluefield “shining example” for the state
08/01/2022
Bluefield hosted distinguished visitors Friday who praised city leaders and said the city has set an example for the rest of the state to follow. E. Gordon Gee, president of West Virginia State University, Brad Smith, former CEO of Intuit and now......read more
West Virginia tourism spending sees ‘continued growth'
08/01/2022
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — Climbing costs and rising inflation didn’t deter visitors from exploring West Virginia’s national parks last year, according to a recently released federal report. Visitor spending in local gateway regions while visiting......read more
West Virginia Resource Center
08/01/2022
Interested in living and working in the next best thing to Heaven? Then say “yes” to a career in West Virginia! Learn more about the benefits of living and working in the Mountain State. You can also check out the awesome job opportunities available in......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.31.2022
07/31/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Check out an abundance of outdoor recreation options in North Central West Virginia. Visit an old-fashioned soda fountain in Almost Heaven. And a Mississippi fisherman reels in a fine catch on his visit to the Mountain State......read more
Outdoor recreation from treetops to river valleys in West Virginia
07/31/2022
For folks in North Central West Virginia, the area’s outdoor recreation options are abundant. One of the area’s unique options can be found at the West Virginia University Outdoor Education Center near Chestnut Ridge Regional Park in Preston County......read more
Visit an old-fashioned sod fountain in West Virginia
07/31/2022
Here’s something that isn’t talked about very much anymore, and so it’s something that not many people know: the soda fountain was patented by a West Virginian. That’s right, believe it or not, the world owes West Virginia big for not just pepperoni......read more
MIKE GILES: Almost Heaven, West Virginia
07/31/2022
Arriving at Beckley, West Virginia, I expected to go fishing on the New River with a local guide. Alas, the guide told me that they usually cut the fishing off at 10,000 CFS and it was at 26,000 CFS that afternoon. He didn’t offer much hope so my bride......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.30.2022
07/30/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Officials say a major recreation project in the Upper Kanawha Valley is one of the largest ever undertaken. Harpers Ferry and the New River Gorge make a list of top recreational offerings in the Mid-Atlantic. And Andrew Davis is......read more
Recreational plans for Upper Kanawha Valley moving forward by commission
07/30/2022
Plans are moving along for a major recreation project in the Upper Kanawha Valley. It’s a project that Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango calls ‘one of the largest ever done’ in the county. Salango provided an update of the recreational tourism......read more
28 Outdoor Adventures in the Mid-Atlantic
07/30/2022
West Virginia’s New River Gorge may be the nation’s newest national park—designated in 2020—but it’s familiar territory for the three outfitters who run Adventures on the Gorge. They’ve been navigating its wild and churning waterways for more than 50......read more
Andrew Davis Promoted to Director of Strategic Redevelopment at NRGRDA
07/30/2022
Andrew Davis has been promoted to Director of Strategic Redevelopment at the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA), effective July 1. “Andy’s leadership in cultivating stronger relationships throughout the gateway communities to the......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.29.2022
07/29/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Cacapon Resort receives EDA funding to improve its mountain biking trails and facilities. Active Southern West Virginia looks to the outdoors to promote a healthy lifestyle. And officials announce a big return on economic......read more
$2.8M in pandemic stimulus funding headed to West Virginia's Cacapon State Park
07/29/2022
Sen. Joe Manchin on Thursday announced $2.8 million in funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Program to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources for the Cacapon State Park. The funding......read more
Active Southern West Virginia and the nonprofit’s mission
07/29/2022
Hiking, biking, or any other type of outdoor recreation is not just for tourists here in the Mountain State. The West Virginia University Institute of Technology is promoting the non-profit organization, Active Southern West Virginia. The organization......read more
Charleston Sternwheel Regatta brought in over $31 million to the city, event officials say
07/29/2022
The much-anticipated return of the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta in 2022 did not disappoint, as numbers released by event and city officials show it was the largest event in Charleston in the past decade. The City of Charleston, Regatta Commission and......read more
Kirkwood Winery’s new owners took a leap of faith
07/28/2022
Kirkwood Winery planted its roots in Summersville back in the 1980s when Rodney Facemire started the vineyard with his two sons, literally from the ground up. Facemire started out making the wine himself, entering county fairs with it before turning......read more
Ace Adventure Resort shares how rafting industry is boosting state tourism
07/28/2022
It is no surprise that one of the biggest draws to The Mountain State is the scenery. People journey from across the country, and even from around the world, to take in the natural beauty, picturesque mountains, clean air, and, of course, raft the......read more
Trilogy Innovations, Inc.: making strides to improve West Virginia’s economy
07/28/2022
Trilogy Innovations, Inc., headquartered in Bridgeport, WV, has made significant strides in the past 4 years to help fuel West Virginia’s economy. The technology-based software and system engineering firm has seen an average annual growth-rate of 130%......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.28.2022
07/28/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Meet the new owners of Kirkwood Winery and Isaiah Morgan Distillery. The state’s whitewater rafting industry is enjoying record numbers. And a Clarksburg IT firm makes great strides in boosting the state’s economy......read more
WVU scientist says NASA’s Webb Telescope will boost space research at University, Green Bank Observatory
07/27/2022
The first photos from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have given researchers the deepest and clearest infrared look into space to date. West Virginia University researcher Maura McLaughlin, distinguished professor of physics and astronomy at the......read more
Not just a ‘fingerprint center’: FBI CJIS serves multifaceted role in combating crime, terrorism in U.S. and overseas
07/27/2022
Twenty-five years ago when the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division opened in Clarksburg, West Virginia, it was called the “fingerprint center” by a lot of people — the place where the government stored images of fingerprints. And......read more
The WV Hydrogen Hub hosts Industry Day on July 28
07/27/2022
Calling entrepreneurs, innovators, and energy and hydrogen sector professionals! The West Virginia Hydrogen Coalition is hosting an Industry Day Event. Please join us at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center on Thursday, July 28 at 8 a.m......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.27.2022
07/27/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – A WVU scientist says photos from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will enhance her research of neutron stars. Get an inside look at the FBI “fingerprint center” in Clarksburg.” And register now for the WV Hydrogen Coalition’s......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.26.2022
07/26/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – An ARC grant will fund a BMX park in Morgantown and boost local tourism. Any state business that makes a sale in a new country is eligible for the Governor’s Export Awards. And Putnam County’s Valley Park is hopping busy this......read more
U.S. Department of Commerce invests $4.7 million in American Rescue Plan funds to establish a regional BMX facility and support tourism in Morgantown
07/26/2022
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $4.7 million grant to the Mylan Park Foundation, Morgantown, West Virginia, to support construction......read more
Export Awards: Get the credit you deserve
07/26/2022
The Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry award recognizes your first export sale to a new country. Exporting is a big deal, especially for a small business. There are logistical hurdles to overcome and language barriers to break......read more
Expanded park in Teays Valley attracting new out-of-state visitors
07/26/2022
Residents of the Teays Valley in western West Virginia have been taking advantage of Valley Park at Hurricane since it opened in 1978, but now the park off Interstate 64 is attracting more visitors from out of town, thanks in part to renovations and......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.25.2022
07/25/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Wheeling artists combine talents for their pottery business. Learn how Vantage Ventures works to boost local startup tech companies. And discover the quirky charm of Barbour County. Read more…...read more
Dealing Pots in Wheeling
07/25/2022
Wheeling is once again home to a thriving pottery. In 2018, Adam and Beth Bedway took the last step that made them both full-time together in their own arts-based business. It’s a leap a lot of people have considered but shied away from as too risky......read more
Vantage Ventures works to boost growth of West Virginia technology start-ups
07/25/2022
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — With an ever-growing roster of technology-based start-ups under its umbrella, Vantage Ventures in Morgantown is hoping to change the tide of West Virginia’s economy and provide a stable job and talent pool for years to......read more
Day-trip destination: Eerie, fascinating Philippi, West Virginia, is worth the drive
07/25/2022
PHILIPPI, W.Va. — The country roads of West Virginia often reveal hidden delights for inquisitive travelers who are fascinated by quirky and sometimes touching bits of local history and lore. My family and I found such a delight last month while making......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.24.2022
07/24/2022
“Possibilitarian” Tighe Bullock works to restore old buildings in Charleston’s Elk City district. Tee off with a view at these Almost Heaven golf courses. And learn how the Devil’s Backbone was formed over millions of years....read more
Plan a visit to the West Virginia State Wildlife Center
07/24/2022
The West Virginia State Wildlife Center is a modern zoological facility displaying native and introduced state wildlife....read more
New River Gorge visitors discover mysterious face in the forest
07/24/2022
Thousands of new tourists are pouring into the area with the new National park designation, bringing fresh attention to one of the New River Gorge’s hidden treasures -- the mysterious face carved into rock in the forest....read more
Virgin Galactic selects Aurora Flight Sciences to build new motherships
07/24/2022
WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic announced July 6 it signed an agreement with a Boeing subsidiary to build two new aircraft that will be used as launch platforms for its next-generation suborbital spaceplanes....read more
daily304 - Episode 7.23.2022
07/23/2022
Elk City developer Tighe Bullock is just one of the many “possibilitarians” in WV who are working to revive their communities … Golf against a scenic mountain backdrop in Almost Heaven … and learn how the unique rock formation known as Devil’s Backbone ca...read more
Possibilitarian Tighe Bullock bringing Charleston’s neighborhoods back to life
07/23/2022
Tighe Bullock is one of the rare people who can say they grew up in Thurmond—the New River Gorge coal and rail boomtown that, by the time of his 1990s childhood, was nearly a ghost town. It’s an origin story that drove his choice of career....read more
Must-See Tees: West Virginia’s greatest golf courses with a view
07/23/2022
You’re never far from a fairway in West Virginia. Golf courses in the Mountain State provide an array of views, scenery and difficulty levels that will make you want to come back for more....read more
Devil’s Backbone continues to intrigue Pocahontas County visitors
07/23/2022
Early settlers in Pocahontas County called it "The Devil's Backbone" as most believed such an unnatural thing could only be the work of evil....read more
Reba McEntire brings back Her ‘Reba: Live in Concert’ tour for fall 2022
07/22/2022
Reba McEntire has announced a new round of arena tour dates for fall 2022, including an Oct. 20 stop in Charleston. W.Va. ...read more
Red, White & Wheeling: Coca-Cola's history in Americana has West Virginia connection
07/22/2022
The words “local food” bring to mind denim and kale sold from bushel baskets....read more
Grand Vue Park building 'epic' pool
07/22/2022
Grand Vue Park is getting ready to make a big splash next season with what officials are calling a destination pool....read more
daily304 - Episode 7.22.2022
07/22/2022
Reba McEntire’s new tour includes a stop in Charleston. Learn about Coca-Cola’s Wheeling connection. And Marshall County announces plans for a “destination pool”...read more
Charleston Sternwheel Regatta turnout ‘beyond our wildest expectations,’ event official says
07/21/2022
As vendors and organizers of the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta continue to tear down from the five-day festival that ended Monday, leaders of the event are calling its return a ‘wild success.’...read more
4 horseback riding parks to visit this summer
07/21/2022
When it comes to trails, hiking is the most popular way to enjoy a journey down the beaten path. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.21.2022
07/21/2022
The much-heralded return of the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta has been declared a smashing success. Catch up with innovators and entrepreneurs who are making a difference in West Virginia. And plan your horseback riding adventure at West Virginia state pa...read more
Catch up with the daily304’s ‘Innovators and Entrepreneurs’
07/21/2022
You don't want to miss our guests' wisdom, advice, and hard-learned lessons in our Season 1 recap of Innovators and Entrepreneurs! ...read more
Slide into summer with Tygart Adventures
07/20/2022
Following the country roads to Tygart Lake State Park, there’s untouched beauty of the natural landscapes West Virginia is known for....read more
Construction on schedule for completion of first half of I-64 Nitro-St. Albans bridge
07/20/2022
Construction work is on schedule for the new Donald M. Legg Memorial Bridge on Interstate 64 to open to traffic later this fall. ...read more
Possibilitarian Timothy Reese is helping build the Capon Bridge community
07/20/2022
They embrace bold ideas with purposeful action and inspire and mobilize others to do the same. They focus on solutions instead of problems. They think positively and act with passion. They turn possibilities into realities....read more
daily304 - Episode 7.20.2022
07/20/2022
Plan a summer adventure at Tygart Lake State Park. Construction is on schedule for an I-64 bridge slated to open this fall. And meet Possibilitarian Timothy Reese, who is making good things happen in Capon Bridge....read more
Your quest for adventure starts at North Bend State Park
07/19/2022
You might have to travel a little ways off the beaten path to find your way to North Bend State Park, but that just means getting here is part of the adventure....read more
West Virginia’s service dogs
07/19/2022
When West Virginians think about frontline heroes—those fighting for our physical, mental and emotional well-being and keeping us safe from all types of harm—most minds immediately jump to thoughts of the brave men and women serving our state....read more
daily304 - Episode 7.19.2022
07/19/2022
Plan your Almost Heaven getaway to North Bend State Park. Learn about West Virginia’s K-9 heroes. And the WV Homeowner Rescue Plan offers help for financial hardship. ...read more
What you need to know: cybersecurity awareness
07/18/2022
Every single business has some level of risk that its business owners need to understand and manage in order to be successful....read more
West Virginia’s worldwide exports
07/18/2022
Not many would imagine a state the size of West Virginia would be capable of having such a large, global impact, but the Mountain State distributes goods to 147 out of the 196 countries in the world....read more
Waterfalls worth chasing in northern West Virginia
07/18/2022
Discover some of West Virginia’s most breathtaking cascades on a road trip through the state’s northern regions, from Blackwater Falls to Oglebay Falls....read more
daily304 - Episode 7.18.2022
07/18/2022
Pump up your business’ cybersecurity awareness. View a global export map of all the goods West Virginia distributes. And take a scenic drive to discover waterfalls of northern West Virginia....read more
Learn more about the automotive industry in West Virginia
07/17/2022
Automotive component manufacturers from around the world have found the road to success leads to West Virginia. Businesses that supply and support the automotive industry find a ready workforce with the skills needed by today’s market....read more
Your guide to summer adventures at Chief Logan
07/17/2022
With two sides of a mountain to explore, Chief Logan has endless opportunities for family fun and adventure....read more
Bigfoot sightings have clustered in southern West Virginia
07/17/2022
While recent bigfoot sightings in southern West Virginia have gained national attention, one investigator says it's no surprise, given the number of sightings he's cataloged in the southern mountains....read more
daily304 - Episode 7.17.2022
07/17/2022
For automotive manufacturers, the road to success leads to West Virginia. Plan your Almost Heaven getaway to Chief Logan State Park. And Bigfoot sightings have clustered in southern West Virginia....read more
WV SBDC provides valuable resources small business can trust Here are 5 reasons why
07/16/2022
Whether you want to open a restaurant in your downtown and showcase your family recipes or start a construction company and help build up your community, the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) can help you find success in 2022....read more
3 things you can do to prioritize your exports now
07/16/2022
So, you’ve decided to export. Perhaps you’ve been exporting for years, responding to inquiries from your website or establishing distribution channels around the world. ...read more
Preview new upgrades at Hawks Nest State Park
07/16/2022
Take a virtual tour of the newly renovated Hawks Nest State Park....read more
daily304 - Episode 7.16.2022
07/16/2022
Take a video tour of the new upgrades at Hawks Nest State Park. Learn more about services the WV SBDC provides. And here are 3 steps you can take to prioritize your exporting experience....read more
Mountain Bike World Cup Circuit Race returns to Snowshoe Mountain
07/15/2022
The Union Cycliste Internationale Mountain Bike (UCI MTB) World Cup returns to Snowshoe Mountain this summer, marking the West Virginia resort’s third time hosting the marquee event on the World Cup circuit of downhill, cross-country, and short-track raci...read more
New brewery coming to Charleston’s Elk City
07/15/2022
Charleston will soon have its first nano brewery....read more
WV-SBDC-celebrates-National-Small-Business-Week-award-recipients-in-Fairmont
07/15/2022
The West Virginia Small Business Development Center, joined by Small Business Administration WV District Office officials, honored clients who received 2022 Small Business Week Awards during an invitation-only ceremony in Fairmont on May 6. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.15.2022
07/15/2022
The world cup of mountain biking returns to Snowshoe Mountain. A nano brewery is opening in Charleston’s Elk City. And the WV SBDC honors small business award recipients....read more
daily304 - Episode 7.14.2022
07/14/2022
Hurricane’s Meeks Mountain trails is a community effort. A WVU researcher says natural gas may be the key to clean hydrogen energy. And a budget surplus may result in a drop in personal income tax for West Virginians. ...read more
Riders on the storm: Meeks Mountain Trails uplift Hurricane
07/14/2022
A few years ago, Brandon Doerner and his twin six-year-olds, Aaron and Katie, ventured into the woods behind the Hurricane City Park in Putnam County....read more
Natural gas is key to WVU engineer’s vision for clean hydrogen energy
07/14/2022
More than 50 years after scientists first coined the term "hydrogen economy," the movement to make hydrogen a predominant global fuel source could be gaining traction thanks to research led by one West Virginia University engineer. ...read more
With big surplus, governor announces he wants to slice personal income taxes
07/14/2022
Gov. Jim Justice celebrated a $1.308 billion surplus beyond his own revenue estimate at the end of the fiscal year and then announced that his administration will pursue personal income tax cuts of about 10 percent....read more
daily304 - Episode 7.13.2022
07/13/2022
Learn why West Virginia is the ideal location for defense companies. Northrop Grumman announces construction of a new facility in Mineral County. And visit WV Business Link to sign up for workshops and meetings....read more
Learn how West Virginia supports the defense industry
07/13/2022
West Virginia is ready and eager to welcome defense companies and federal agencies seeking a loyal workforce, opportune location and rewarding lifestyle for employees....read more
Northrop Grumman announces new missile integration facility
07/13/2022
Northrop Grumman Corporation today announced the construction of a new 113,000 square foot facility in West Virginia that will increase the company’s capacity within the defense industrial base to ensure delivery of current and future weapons to meet war...read more
Register for business workshops and meetings
07/13/2022
Expand your business knowledge by signing up for a workshop hosted by WV Business Link....read more
daily304 - Episode 7.12.2022
07/12/2022
Pitch Southern West Virginia seeks innovative business ideas. Hawks Nest State Park upgrades are just one reason to visit America’s newest national park. And a family discovers quality time in nature in the Radio Quiet Zone....read more
Do you have a unique or innovative business idea or product?
07/12/2022
The WV Hive Network, in partnership with WVU Tech Launch Lab, is excited to announce the return of Pitch Southern West Virginia, a business idea competition encompassing 12 counties in southern West Virginia....read more
5 upgrades to check out on your next trip to Hawks Nest
07/12/2022
Nestled in the heart of whitewater rafting country on the rim of the New River, Hawks Nest is your launching point for adventures in the New River Gorge. ...read more
A visit to WV’s ‘Quiet Zone’ made this mom a more present parent
07/12/2022
We started the summer by taking a trip to the "Quiet Zone." After a month of shift work, elusive toddler fevers, and canine diarrhea, my husband rented a cabin in Watoga State Park, West Virginia, for a getaway. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.11.2022
07/11/2022
A3L Federal Works’ founder talks about why West Virginia is the ideal business climate. Learn how Opportunity Move can assist federal agencies. And Meeks Mountain hosts the state’s first-ever 100K trail race....read more
Retaining local talent and providing high quality service, meet Woman-Owned Business A3L Federal Works, LLC
07/11/2022
A small business with big ambitions, A3L Federal Works LLC embraces the “family like” first-class workforce #YesWV provides, and continues to seek out and thrive off of opportunities given by the WV Department of Economic Development (WV DED) and other lo...read more
Learn more about Opportunity Move
07/11/2022
Our state is positioned to assist your agency in mitigating risk, reducing your expense budget and providing upskilling, workforce recruitment and training opportunities....read more
Register now for the Hurricane Hundred K
07/11/2022
Welcome to the first-ever Hurricane 100K, and the ONLY 100K trail run in West Virginia, brought to you by the City of Hurricane, Little Caesars, and a host of local sponsors....read more
daily304 - Episode 7.10.2022
07/10/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Morgantown is set to host the West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference. 27 West Virginia seniors receive teacher scholarships. And Gov. Justice honors K-9 Raisy for her Forestry service. Read more…...read more
West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference set for July 18-20 in Morgantown
07/10/2022
WVST is a technology conference organized for West Virginia’s K-12, higher education, state and local government, and nonprofit professionals. The 3-day event boasts attendance of more than 500 educators, consultants, administrators, and directors. The......read more
New cohort of 27 chosen for West Virginia teaching scholarships
07/10/2022
A new group of high school graduates planning to become teachers will receive a West Virginia scholarship worth up to $40,000 over four years, officials said. A total of 27 seniors were chosen for the third cohort of Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars......read more
Gov. Justice, Babydog honor retiring Forestry bloodhound after 10 years of decorated service
07/10/2022
Gov. Jim Justice and Babydog are honoring Raisy, an award-winning member of the West Virginia Division of Forestry (WVDOF) K-9 Investigative Unit, who is retiring after 10 years of sniffing out forest fires and chasing down arsonists. “Dogs have been......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.9.2022
07/09/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Buckhannon is selected to host the 2023 World Association of Marching Show Bands competition. Jobs for West Virginia’s Graduates helps students achieve success. And West Virginia’s maple syrup production numbers are released......read more
Buckhannon to host world marching band competition in July 2023
07/09/2022
This time next year, thousands of visitors from across the globe will travel to Upshur County to attend the World Association of Marching Show Bands 2023 competition. Buckhannon has been selected to host the event July 17-24, 2023 on the campus of West......read more
Jobs for West Virginia’s graduates
07/09/2022
West Virginia students are our future and greatest asset. In West Virginia, many students need additional support to make their dreams a reality. Jobs for West Virginia’s Graduates uses the proven Jobs for America’s Graduates model- which has a 96%......read more
2022 West Virginia maple syrup production numbers released
07/09/2022
Production of maple syrup in West Virginia this year matched numbers reported last year, according to information released by the state Department of Agriculture. Production totaled 13,000 gallons in 2022, unchanged from the previous year. The number......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.8.2022
07/08/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Vantage Ventures hosts 29 startup businesses and counting … the second Ascend WV class settles in to the Greenbrier Valley … and Touchstone Research Laboratories’ CEO talks business and innovation in the Mountain State. Read more…...read more
Vantage Ventures now includes 29 startup businesses
07/08/2022
The WVU campus-based effort, part of the John C. Chambers School of Business and Economics, hopes to be the Mid-Atlantic version of Silicon Valley. Vantage Ventures is currently home to 29 startup businesses ranging from clean energy, biotech to......read more
Member of Ascend West Virginia’s second class talks of travels
07/08/2022
As a member of Ascend West Virginia’s second class, Benjamin Isenberg is one of Greenbrier County’s newest residents. However, the unconventional path which brought Ben and his family to the Mountain State was somewhat less beaten than most. After......read more
Brian Joseph ‘Fails Fast’ into Bringing Business, Innovation to West Virginia
07/08/2022
Creating real, innovative, and state-of-the-art material, while also taking advantage of West Virginia’s best and brightest, is just one thing on Brian Joseph’s list of things to do. Joseph, president and CEO of Touchstone Research Laboratories, likes......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.7.2022
07/07/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – The WV SBDC offers tips for sprucing up your social media presence. Jefferson County shines the spotlight on plant-based businesses. And Economic Development Secretary Mitch Carmichael chats about the state’s positive business......read more
What’s hip and what’s not when writing for your social media page?
07/07/2022
It’s been a long day and you just got home from work. Whether you like it or not, that “everyday” blog you constantly work on each day is starting to get a little boring and tedious, so what should you do? Spruce it up a little, of course! If you’re an......read more
JCDA’s June business spotlight: Cocina plantosaurus & reversarose
07/07/2022
As plant-based popularity moves from trend to revolution status, more and more consumers are looking for ways to incorporate plant-based ingredients into their everyday lives. Continued interest has led to many ways of approaching plant-based......read more
Why West Virginia?
07/07/2022
Mitch Carmichael, secretary of West Virginia’s Department of Economic Development, has many reasons why businesses should consider The Mountain State. Here are some of the state’s many business-related activities and advantages. Business Facilities......read more
Meet the brains behind research at this Triadelphia facility
07/06/2022
Touchstone Research Laboratory started in 1980 in the basement of a monastery, where founder Brian Joseph rebuilt a scanning electron microscope purchased for $100. The laboratory has come a long way in four decades. Touchstone moved into the......read more
Vantage Ventures presents Real Talk with Joe Kapp
07/06/2022
Join Vantage Ventures at our virtual Real Talk for an interactive discussion featuring innovator, writer, and social entrepreneur Joe Kapp. We are excited to have him share his entrepreneurial journey and insights as a prominent entrepreneur in the......read more
Looking back on National Small Business Week 2022
07/06/2022
West Virginia small businesses know a thing or two about “Building a Better America through Entrepreneurship”, as nearly 99 percent of businesses in the Mountain State are considered small and they employ nearly half of the private sector workforce......read more
Man catches largest channel catfish ever in West Virginia
07/05/2022
The 17-year record for the largest channel catfish caught in West Virginia was broken fittingly on West Virginia Day, June 20, during free fishing weekend. Allen Burkett of Criders, Va., caught the record channel catfish that weighed 36.96 pounds and......read more
What’s hip and what’s not when writing for your social media page?
07/05/2022
It’s been a long day and you just got home from work. Whether you like it or not, that “everyday” blog you constantly work on each day is starting to get a little boring and tedious, so what should you do? Spruce it up a little, of course! If you’re an......read more
Find your dream job with West Virginia state parks
07/05/2022
Discover a career in Almost Heaven’s hospitality and tourism industry with West Virginia State Parks. Positions are available throughout the state parks system, including in outdoor recreation, lodges, restaurants, spas and more. Explore positions and......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.5.2022
07/05/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – West Virginia records a record channel catfish. The WV SBDC wants to help you with your online business. And West Virginia state parks is hiring. Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.4.2022
07/04/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – WVU physicists and local high school teachers band together for a NASA project. Steve Johnson is the WV SBDC new state director. And West Virginia airmen provide critical joint support in European mission. Read more…...read more
NASA-funded physics research at WVU aims to create new stars among local teachers and HBCU students
07/04/2022
West Virginia University physicists are helping NASA measure light from distant stars and involving local high school science teachers in the process. Mikel Holcomb, associate professor in the Eberly College Department of Physics and Astronomy, said......read more
Steve Johnson named State Director of West Virginia Small Business Development Center
07/04/2022
After nearly a decade of service at the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, the agency announced today that Steve Johnson will be its next State Director. Johnson has served the WV SBDC in many roles including business coach, Network......read more
West Virginia Airmen critical to joint exercise successes in Europe
07/04/2022
Airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, provided critical airlift and logistical support to the Maryland Air National Guard during the month of May in Europe for Swift Response and Defender 22 exercise as they executed......read more
Shine On, WV presents Beth Keener-Flanery
07/03/2022
Beth Keener-Flanery is a visual artist, graphic designer, and handbag designer hailing from the small town of Mannington, WV. She currently resides in the even smaller town of Pruntytown, WV where she has her own workshop “in the middle of the woods......read more
The Peddler, Backyard Pizza to be featured on America's Best Restaurants digital roadshow
07/03/2022
The America’s Best Restaurants Roadshow is traveling to Huntington on Friday, July 1, to feature The Peddler and Backyard Pizza. Matt Plapp is the CEO of America’s Best Restaurants, and he said the company started in 2018 with him an iPhone and a......read more
How Appalachia is growing its outdoor economy through collaborations and capacity building
07/03/2022
All across Appalachia, there are examples of a growing outdoor economy. Damascus, Virginia hosts thousands of bicyclists a year who whiz downtown on the local rail trail, the Virginia Creeper. Colorful characters include a man who cycles with his pet......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.3.2022
07/03/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Shine On, WV spotlights handbag designer Beth Keener-Flanery. Huntington restaurants earn national recognition. And Appalachian communities join forces to promote outdoor tourism. Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 7.2.2022
07/02/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Marshall wants to hear from small business owners. Register for the inaugural TECH YEAH conference. And learn if you qualify for rental assistance. Read more…...read more
Take the small business survey
07/02/2022
As a small business owner, operator or manager, you are invited to participate in an anonymous survey entitled “Current Issues for West Virginia Small Business Leaders.” The survey is designed to help understand the current issues and trends in small......read more
Register now for the TECH YEAH Conference
07/02/2022
Meet us at the intersection of technology and government at the inaugural TECH YEAH Conference! Learn the path to success in the federal market and attract key decision-makers at the DOE, NOAA, FBI, NASA, Treasury, and USAF. TECH YEAH highlights the......read more
Learn if you qualify for rental assistance
07/02/2022
Real help for West Virginia renters and landlords is here! The Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program is now open and accepting applications. To learn more and apply for assistance, visit the West Virginia Housing Development Fund. Read more......read more
daily304 - Episode 7.1.2022
07/01/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Morgantown’s new medical distribution facility is expected to bring more than 100 jobs into the area. A German manufacturer is moving into Moorefield, creating up to 100 more jobs. And a Harrison County aviation company expansion......read more
Owens & Minor breaks ground on center of excellence for medical supply logistics in West Virginia
07/01/2022
Owens & Minor, Inc., a leading global healthcare solutions company, today broke ground in Morgantown, West Virginia, on the future site of a center of excellence for medical supplies and logistics. Once construction is completed in late 2023, the......read more
German packaging manufacturer announces $48 million investment into plant in Moorefield, West Virginia
07/01/2022
Papier-Mettler, a German packaging manufacturer, has acquired an industrial building in Moorefield, and will invest $48 million and create up to 100 new jobs in the area. The industrial space, acquired in May, is the first Papier-Mettler production......read more
Harrison County aviation company announces expansion
07/01/2022
The aircraft industry continues to grow in the Bridgeport area. The efforts include a new terminal and business park under construction at the North Central West Virginia Airport along with the expansion of aviation maintenance/pilot training programs......read more
Shine On, WV presents Alexander Martin
06/30/2022
Simply put, Alexander Martin is an artist. Being an artist for them isn’t just practicing one craft continuously but living one’s life as an artist. Born and raised in Hurricane, W.Va., Alexander credits the working mentality of West Virginia......read more
3 things you can do to prioritize your exports now
06/30/2022
So, you’ve decided to export. Perhaps you’ve been exporting for years, responding to inquiries from your website or establishing distribution channels around the world. Maybe you’re starting to enter global markets and still learning the process. When......read more
Park and trail etiquette: Dos and don’ts of visiting WV state parks
06/30/2022
When it comes to spending time outdoors, park and trail etiquette will help you responsibly enjoy nature in a way that conserves the scenic beauty of our state parks so everyone can have a good time. One of the best ways to make sure you’re practicing......read more
daily304 - Episode 6.30.2022
06/30/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Hurricane creator Alexander Martin discusses the art world. The West Virginia Department of Economic Development offers tips for exporting. And learn proper trail etiquette when visiting state parks. Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.29.2022
06/29/2022
​​On today’s Daily 304 – Rank One Computing ​brings IT jobs to West Virginia. Find a career with West Virginia State Parks. And South Charleston’s Little Creek Park adds two new bike repair stations. ​...read more
Rank One Computing opens new office in West Virginia with Vantage Ventures
06/29/2022
Rank One Computing, the most trusted provider of facial, object, and text recognition algorithms to U.S. military, law enforcement, and commercial organizations, today announced the opening of a new West Virginia office, located within the Vantage......read more
Find a career with West Virginia State Parks
06/29/2022
Discover a career in Almost Heaven’s hospitality and tourism industry with West Virginia State Parks. Positions are available throughout the state parks system, including in outdoor recreation, lodges, restaurants, spas and more. Explore positions and......read more
2 new bike repair stations installed in South Charleston’s Little Creek Park
06/29/2022
Local cyclists now have two new bike repair stations at Little Creek Park in South Charleston. The Kanawha Valley Trail Alliance (KV Trails), Center for Active WV Project and the city of South Charleston collaborated to install two Dero Bike Fixit......read more
daily304 - Episode 6.28.2022
06/28/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Meet Maestro Luke Frazier, one of the many West Virginians contributing to the arts in Almost Heaven. The Mountain State’s craft beer industry expands with the opening of Fife Street Brewing in Charleston. And Greater Bridgeport......read more
Shine On, WV presents Luke Frazier
06/28/2022
Luke Frazier is a maestro of his own non-profit orchestra: the American Pops Orchestra! As a creative director of his and his partner’s video production company, Nouveau, their production company and orchestra have partnered with PBS to create original......read more
Fife Street Brewing caters to craft beer lovers
06/28/2022
Over the past decade, West Virginia has evolved into a destination for craft-beer enthusiasts. Microbreweries have popped up all over the state, including Bad Shepherd Brewery, Greenbrier Valley Brewing, The Peddler and Big Timber — just to name a few......read more
Bridgeport launches Visit Widget app for all-inclusive travel planning
06/28/2022
Planning the perfect day in Bridgeport, WV just got much easier! We’re excited to unveil the Bridgeport Widget on our Greater-Bridgeport.com site with integrated mobile apps, an interactive way to map out everything you don’t want to miss in the......read more
Krispy Kreme rolls out new ice cream in Charleston, West Virginia
06/27/2022
Charleston, West Virginia has been chosen as one of the first markets to roll out Krispy Kreme’s new ice cream....read more
Carmichael details state plans to expand broadband services to 300,000 West Virginia homes
06/27/2022
Thanks to nearly $1 billion in funding from a variety of sources, West Virginia officials are working to provide high-speed broadband internet to 300,000 households in the state that are currently lacking the service....read more
daily304 - Episode 6.27.2022
06/27/2022
Krispy Kreme’s new ice cream is coming to Charleston. A UK publication discovers Almost Heaven in West Virginia. And the state details plans to expand broadband services....read more
daily304 - Episode 6.26.2022
06/26/2022
Ascend West Virginia welcomes 33 new state residents to the Greenbrier Valley. Visitors get a tour of renovations in progress at Wheeling’s historic McLure House Hotel. And Tourism debuts photo-ready scenic swing sites in each of the state’s nine travel ...read more
West Virginia cash-for-worker program welcomes new residents
06/26/2022
A program offering $20,000 in cash and incentives for remote workers to move to West Virginia as part of a population push has chosen 33 people for its second class of newcomers and is now taking applications for a third host region, officials announced ...read more
McLure House Hotel Shows Off Progress in Downtown Wheeling
06/26/2022
Members of the general public got a West Virginia Day treat on Monday when the McLure House Hotel held an open house to showcase upgrades made so far in the ongoing renovation project taking place inside the downtown Wheeling landmark....read more
Take the perfect Instagram pic at WV's 9 scenic swing spots
06/26/2022
The Mountain State is a whopping 159 years old!...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.25.2022
06/25/2022
See where country roads can take you in West Virginia … the state’s forests provide for a thriving wood products industry … and jazz pianist Bob Thompson talks about the path that led him to the Mountain State. ...read more
See where country roads can take you in West Virginia
06/25/2022
In West Virginia, country roads lead you far away from everything. And a little closer to heaven....read more
West Virginia supports forest products
06/25/2022
The wood industry of West Virginia generates $3.2 billion annually for the state’s economy and provides more than 30,000 jobs within the state with 12 million acres of forestland and 75 billion board feet of timber inventory....read more
Shine On, West Virginia presents Bob Thompson
06/25/2022
In 1960, Bob Thompson received a one-year music scholarship to West Virginia State University which much to his surprise turned into a new lifelong home. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.24.2022
06/24/2022
Shenandoah Planing Mill demonstrates why Jefferson County is a great place to live and work. Plan a West Virginia state park foodie tour. And discover why the chemical and polymer industry says #YesWV....read more
Shenandoah Planing Mill co-owner talks about living and working in Jefferson County
06/24/2022
​ Amanda McDaniel, co-owner of Shenandoah Planing Mill, explains how she has been successful as a business owner and maintaining a family in Jefferson County....read more
Foodie travel guide to West Virginia state parks
06/24/2022
There’s plenty to do at West Virginia state parks and forests, from hiking, biking and fishing to swimming, horseback riding and more. ...read more
West Virginia supports a thriving chemical and polymer industry
06/24/2022
Chemical and polymer companies have thrived in West Virginia for generations....read more
daily304 - Episode 6.23.2022
06/23/2022
Learn why more businesses are saying #YesWV. Get Tucker’d in Tucker County: Pick up a passport and qualify to win cool prizes. And plan a Dark Sky viewing of five planets aligned this month....read more
Businesses continue to say #YesWV
06/23/2022
West Virginia truly is the land of opportunity for business. From chemical companies to defense training facilities, here’s why saying “Yes, West Virginia” has never been easier. Learn more at westvirginia.gov....read more
Take in Tucker Challenge 2022
06/23/2022
Explore all the cool sites and natural beauty of Tucker County, West Virginia, while participating in the #TakeInTucker Challenge! ...read more
Five planets align in the West Virginia night sky during June
06/23/2022
Astronomers and astronomer wannabes, rejoice! All five planets that are visible to the naked eye will be viewable at the same time across the state of West Virginia during the month of June in 2022. ...read more
West Virginia Resource Center
06/22/2022
Interested in living and working in the next best thing to Heaven?...read more
State park nature programs: The best way to experience nature while learning
06/22/2022
On your next getaway to a West Virginia state park, plan to participate in a nature program. ...read more
WVU Statler College to host Engineering Challenge Camps for elementary, middle and high school students
06/22/2022
This summer, school students from across West Virginia may discover their passions in STEM at West Virginia University by attending one of the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources Engineering Challenge Camps....read more
daily304 - Episode 6.22.2022
06/22/2022
Find job opportunities in Almost Heaven. Experience nature up close at West Virginia state parks. And WVU offers STEM camps for grades 1-12....read more
RCBI offers welding technology program
06/21/2022
Learn the skills you need to become an entry level welder and earn a career-enhancing associate degree at the same time! In partnership with Mountwest Community & Technical College and the Cabell County Career Technology Center, our program develops and.....read more
West Virginia welcomes the defense industry
06/21/2022
West Virginia is ready and eager to welcome defense companies and federal agencies seeking a loyal workforce, opportune location and rewarding lifestyle for employees....read more
Commercial screen printer thrives in Jefferson County
06/21/2022
Kevin Steeley, president of DALB Inc., says he is pleased to be invested in Jefferson County. DALB Inc. is a national leader in printing, thermoforming, and fabricated plastic solutions....read more
daily304 - Episode 6.21.2022
06/21/2022
RCBI partners with a Huntington schools to offer a welding program … Learn why WV is ideal real estate for the production of military and defense products and technologies … and the president of DALB screen printing says he is proud to be invested in Jeff...read more
A company with a long, successful history in #YesWV – Meet Paul Wissmach Glass Company
06/20/2022
For the past century, Paul Wissmach Glass Company (PWG) have honed their craft and created beautiful, functional art in Paden City, West Virginia. ...read more
Randolph, Upshur Students Help WV Forestry Plant Red Spruce Trees at Kumbrabow State Forest
06/20/2022
We all love a good comeback story and West Virginia’s upland red spruce forest is making a comeback of its own with the help of Randolph and Upshur county 4-H students....read more
Generation WV’s NewForce and Fellowship Programs support talent development, retention
06/20/2022
As we think about the future of our state, what does a vibrant West Virginia look like? We may all have varying answers, but one thing is certain – we can’t achieve it without thinking about the next generation. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.20.2022
06/20/2022
Paul Wissmach Glass Company has honed its craft since 1901. Students help Foresters plant trees at Kumbrabow. And Generation WV programs target a young workforce....read more
daily304 - Episode 6.19.2022
06/19/2022
WVU’s mountaineer statue’s creations boasts some twists and turns. Medical cannabis patients can sign up June 22 in Lewisburg. And Harpers Ferry’s historic Hilltop House grows closer to completion...read more
Flashback: The Mountaineer statue at 50
06/19/2022
What is now an enduring symbol of the spirit of West Virginia University stands 50 years after its creation outside the Mountainlair — after more than 20 years of planning and being nearly derailed multiple times by controversy and other obstacles....read more
More medical cannabis patients being registered in West Virginia
06/19/2022
Medical cannabis patients in West Virginia will have another opportunity this week to sign up for assistance....read more
Hill Top House project moving forward in Harpers Ferry
06/19/2022
The historic Hill Top House in Harpers Ferry could reopen in two years....read more
Colorful new signs mark sites where WV history, folklore merge
06/18/2022
In 1890, a lion roamed the streets of a peaceful river town, enthralling some residents while inspiring others to enact the nation’s first leash law for apex predators....read more
Things to Do Near You: Family Adventure Camp at the Summit Bechtel Reserve
06/18/2022
Are you looking to get away this summer, but high gas prices have you stuck at home? Unfortunately, that’s the case for lots of us here in West Virginia right now. But 59News has you covered with fun for the whole family right here in our own backyard....read more
daily304 - Episode 6.18.2022
06/18/2022
Download a West Virginia Waterfall Trail passport and win prizes for visiting the falls. West Virginia’s Legends & Lore road markers commemorate the Alderson Lion, John Henry and more. And the Family Adventure Camp at Summit Bechtel Reserve offers a low-...read more
Camden Park & The Trolley Parks – West Virginia’s Golden Age of Amusement
06/17/2022
Amusement parks started in Europe, evolving from pleasure gardens and fairs, but in the United States, they were created as waterside attractions or by local trolley companies to encourage more ridership on weekends....read more
Upgrade pool day with these state park water adventures
06/17/2022
When it’s hot and humid outside, there are few things in life more refreshing than taking a dip in the pool or splashing around at a water park....read more
A Q&A with West Virginia energy experts
06/17/2022
West Virginia ranked fifth nationwide in total energy production in 2019, accounting for 5% of the U.S.’s total energy....read more
daily304 - Episode 6.17.2022
06/17/2022
The History Project profiles the golden age of amusement parks, when Camden Park was born. Discover fun water activities at West Virginia state parks. And WV Executive chats with the state’s energy leaders....read more
Apply for the Champions for Change Fellowship
06/16/2022
The Kickstart Communities Champions for Change Fellowship builds leadership skills for West Virginians who want to make a difference....read more
The West Virginia Renaissance Festival returns to Lewisburg
06/16/2022
Rising from the mists of Greenbrier Valley is the West Virginia Renaissance Festival! ...read more
Find out if you qualify for free or low-cost internet
06/16/2022
As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, President Biden and Vice President Harris worked with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents to create the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible households $30 per month off their in...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.16.2022
06/16/2022
Apply now for the Champions for Change Fellowship sponsored by WV Hub. The West Virginia Renaissance Festival brings music and merriment to Greenbrier County. And find out if you qualify for free internet!...read more
State parks continue to soar in visitor numbers
06/15/2022
West Virginia State Parks were bursting at the seams for the first official weekend of the summer season....read more
Transforming the Mountain State
06/15/2022
West Virginia manufacturers are a driving force in the state’s economy. ...read more
Vantage Ventures presents Real Talk With Roya Maher
06/15/2022
Join Vantage Ventures for a live chat with Roya Maher....read more
daily304 - Episode 6.15.2022
06/15/2022
West Virginia state parks continue to enjoy an uptick in visitors. State manufacturers discuss the industry’s future (hint – outlook is good). And learn secrets of the trade from the CEO of a woman-owned tech business in Fairmont....read more
daily304 - Episode 6.14.2022
06/14/2022
WVDNR’s new wildlife education center kicks off with a flurry of activities. Find jobs posted at WV Hub. And the WV High Tech Foundation has big plans in the works for the summer. ...read more
Activities abound at Forks of Coal wildlife education center
06/14/2022
Guided hikes, a birding walk and presentations on West Virginia snakes and birds of prey were among activities recently as the 6,500-square-foot Claudia L. Workman Wildlife Education Center opened to the public at the Forks of Coal State Natural Area....read more
Join the WV Community Development Hub team
06/14/2022
The Hub’s Job Listings page connects talented people with organizations doing great things in West Virginia....read more
West Virginia High Tech Foundation plans solar test bed, new NOAA ground station projects for summer
06/14/2022
The West Virginia High Technology Foundation has two major projects in the works for the I-79 High Technology Park this summer: a solar test bed that could spark growth in renewable energy, and a new NOAA ground station that will monitor and collect space...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.13.2022
06/13/2022
The commercial climate weather industry takes an interest in north-central West Virginia. Follow the West Virginia Waterfalls Trail this summer and you might win a prize. And Marion County produces a handy guide to pepperoni rolls and where to buy them....read more
The future is data: Growth in the commercial climate weather industry
06/13/2022
All hours of the day and night, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is gathering terabytes of information from multiple satellites at the West Virginia High Technology Foundation’s I-79 Technology Park....read more
Add ‘West Virginia Waterfall Trail’ to your summer bucket list
06/13/2022
Chasing waterfalls takes on a whole new meaning this summer in West Virginia with the first-ever statewide Waterfall Trail....read more
Marion County CVB promotes local tradition with new pepperoni roll tour books
06/13/2022
The Marion County Convention and Visitors Bureau is aiming to promote a long-stranding local tradition with its new pepperoni roll tour booklets, which give readers a list of Marion County-based restaurants selling the regional treat as well as tells......read more
West Virginia to pilot electric school buses as GreenPower moves in
06/12/2022
With GreenPower Motor Company poised to begin production of its BEAST and Nano BEAST electric school buses in September, West Virginia school districts will pilot test the vehicles....read more
Military and Agriculture: A symbiotic relationship
06/12/2022
For some veterans and active-duty members, agriculture offers an opportunity to gain back the camaraderie that many feel they lose in their life after military duty....read more
PAC offers Art on the Island
06/12/2022
The Parkersburg Art Center is partnering with Blennerhassett Island State Park for a series of outdoor-themed painting parties. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.12.2022
06/12/2022
WV prepares to test drive its new green buses. Veterans team up for agricultural programs. And Parkersburg prepares its summer Blennerhassett arts program. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.11.2022
06/11/2022
Blenko Glass releases a sneak peek of its new West Virginia Day piece. Spend your Almost Heaven summer at a West Virginia resort. And Charleston seeks residents who want to return to their roots....read more
Blenko Glass offers first look at 2022 West Virginia Day piece
06/11/2022
Every year, Blenko Glass Co. in Milton celebrates West Virginia Day by releasing a limited-edition piece of glass art....read more
The 1 “must Try” at 9 mountain resorts
06/11/2022
There’s a ton of fun to be had at West Virginia’s resorts—especially when the warmth of summer arrives. So much so, in fact, that you might wonder where to start. ...read more
Charleston – A place to grow
06/11/2022
A relocation incentive program seeking innovative people looking to make Charleston, West Virginia home....read more
Hurricane hosts the first-ever 100K trail run in West Virginia
06/10/2022
The inaugural Hurricane Hundred 100K Trail Race and Relay is set for Sept. 22, 2022 on the Meeks Mountain Trails in Hurricane....read more
First-ever Gray Barker ‘Liars’ Contest will raise the curtain in Buckhannon June 24
06/10/2022
The 1st Annual Gray Barker Liars Contest slated for June 24 will be a celebration of the art of stretching the truth. ...read more
Ladies leading in chemical manufacturing
06/10/2022
West Virginia’s chemical industry has seen many phases since its early beginnings as the nation’s leading salt producer in the 1800s. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.10.2022
06/10/2022
West Virginia welcomes its first 100K trail race. Get your tall tales ready for the first annual Gray Barker Liars Contest. And West Virginia’s manufacturing history leads back to women in the Kanawha Valley....read more
Biking in Mountaineer Country
06/09/2022
Take on the wild and wonderful loops and curves of mountain biking trails in Mountaineer Country....read more
Clendenin: Building the trail back through entrepreneurship
06/09/2022
My hometown of Clendenin has a rich history that deserves to be heard....read more
How a small-town cafe maintains its charm as tourists roll in
06/09/2022
Wendy Bayes is owner of Cathedral Cafe in Fayetteville, West Virginia. She opened the cafe in 2000 after moving to Fayetteville to work as a river guide in the New River Gorge. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 6.9.2022
06/09/2022
Plan your mountain biking adventure in Mountaineer Country. Clendenin courts outdoor tourism with a new brewery and amphitheater. And Cathedral Café maintains small-town charm in the shadow of a rapidly expanding national park...read more
West Virginia’s exports make a global impact
06/08/2022
Not many would imagine a state the size of West Virginia would be capable of having such a large, global impact, but the Mountain State distributes goods to 147 out of the 196 countries in the world. ...read more
Meet the Possibilitarians: Anne Cavalier
06/08/2022
Economic development dynamo and first-term mayor Anne Cavalier is raising up Smithers like a phoenix from the ashes....read more
RCBI announces new initiatives to meet manufacturing worker shortage
06/08/2022
During the pandemic, Tad Robinette, a U.S. Air Force veteran and former LAPD patrol officer, was looking for something to occupy his time. Consequently, he decided to enroll in a fast-track machinist training program at RCBI....read more
daily304 - Episode 6.8.2022
06/08/2022
West Virginia makes a global impact with its exported goods. Smithers Mayor Anne Cavalier looks to the possibilities of a bright future. And RCBI works to meet demands for more manufacturing workers...read more
Minimum viable testing and how you can use it in your startup
06/07/2022
The venerable MVP, or Minimally Viable Product, has long been the measure for which most startups begin their market/A-B testing. ...read more
West Virginia University researchers test resiliency of bioenergy crops
06/07/2022
West Virginia University researchers are working to better understand how climate change may make an impact on a bioenergy crop that flourishes on reclaimed mining lands...read more
West Virginia Week in Review - Smoke Hole Caverns
06/07/2022
Smoke Hole Caverns is located along State Route 28/55 about eight miles west of Petersburg in Grant County, at the western end of the North Fork Mountain water gap....read more
daily304 - Episode 6.7.2022
06/07/2022
BusinessLink provides tips on how to utilize MVP testing. WVU researchers study climate change’s affect on a bioenergy crop. And plan a visit to Smoke Hole Caverns....read more
Feeding community the Appalachian way with Chef Paul Smith
06/06/2022
Chef Paul Smith’s earliest memories are of standing on a milk crate to be tall enough to stir sauces for his grandfather at the Glen Ferris Inn. Now, the Kanawha County restaurateur brings a long history of passion and innovation to the state’s......read more
Positively WV introduces PW55 county tours video series
06/06/2022
We are proud of the great things happening around our state! Our new video series PWV55 will take you on a journey to learn why. Visit Monongalia County with us......read more
Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Mountaineer Country
06/06/2022
From beginner to advanced, a whitewater adventure awaits you! Located right here in Mountaineer Country, you will find class three or better rapids. Skilled guides will ensure an invigorating, memorable and safe experience down the river. Self-guided......read more
daily304 - Episode 6.6.2022
06/06/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Chef Paul Smith brings his passion and innovation to the Kanawha Valley culinary scene. Positively West Virginia’s new video series spotlights Monongalia County. And a whitewater adventure in Mountaineer Country. Read more…...read more
New railroad equipment streamlines remote trout stocking work
06/05/2022
While one hatchery worker stood in the raceway, another stood atop a two ton truck hoisting nets of trout with a winch to load into the onboard aerated tanks. Personnel made quick work of the job, which is a daily routine during the spring at the......read more
Canaan Valley Resort offers early bird special on ski passes
06/05/2022
You know how the saying goes: the early bird gets the best deal on ski season passes. Or something like that! Purchase your 2022–2023 Ski Season Passes before June 30, 2022, at a fraction of the full ticket price and gain unlimited access to the best......read more
Ground-based radar could be one of our best tools against asteroids, new decadal survey finds
06/05/2022
Could radar telescopes be the key to protecting planet Earth? According to the new decadal survey by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, one of the best tools to help protect the planet against the impact of near-Earth......read more
daily304 – Episode 6.4.2022
06/04/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – White Sulphur Springs opens the world’s first fully accessible boutique hotel. Heritage Farm Museum in Huntington adds a mountain bike course. And the University of Charleston opens an Innovation Hub in downtown Charleston......read more
The world's first fully ADA-compliant boutique hotel opens in West Virginia
06/04/2022
West Virginia is now home to the world's first fully accessible boutique hotel. The Schoolhouse Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, the world's first hotel to fully comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations, celebrated its grand opening......read more
Mountain bike trails to open at Heritage Farm
06/04/2022
Having fun while learning and experiencing the outdoors remains the priority for Heritage Farm Museum and Village. Along with their Adventure Park and zip lines, a new mountain bike course will begin operation Saturday. The course, called the Mountain......read more
UC receives $1.9M funding to create innovation hub
06/04/2022
The University of Charleston will be creating the UC Downtown Innovation Hub to help small businesses in the Kanawha Valley scale up and grow. The UC DIH co-locates a business coworking space, business accelerator, coaching, advising, employee training......read more
daily304 - Episode 6.3.2022
06/03/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Putnam County’s Meeks Mountain trail system continues to expand. Summertime brings more visitors to West Virginia’s wineries. And Greenbrier Valley Brewing plans a special release for Pride month. Read more…...read more
Meeks Mountain builds out trails in Hurricane
06/03/2022
Meeks Mountain is a trail system project that began in November 2018 with a mission to build and sustain a network of trails for the health and well-being of the people and create additional opportunities for economic growth. We started building the......read more
Wineries in NCWV welcoming visitors this spring and summer
06/03/2022
As the weather warms up, some of the area’s wineries will be welcoming guests for tastings. Forks of Cheat is a winery outside Morgantown that has been in operation for over 30 years. “We’re about six miles north of Morgantown heading toward Point......read more
Brewery commemorates Pride month with new brew
06/03/2022
The Greenbrier Valley is well-known for its variety of local small businesses, including a handful of privately owned breweries and distilleries that have burst onto the scene in recent years. Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company is the home of......read more
daily304 - Episode 6.2.2022
06/02/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – West Virginia brewers contribute back to the community. Build your state park bucket list for the summer. And the West Virginia National Guard provides employment support. Read more…...read more
WV Brew News: Mountain State brewers are some of the most generous
06/02/2022
As I returned home from this year’s Craft Brewers Conference in Minneapolis, I reflected on a presentation I heard there from Natalie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing. She spoke on the importance of dedication to a corporate mission supporting good......read more
How many WV State Parks will you check off this summer?
06/02/2022
Summer brings abundant opportunities to check West Virginia’s beautiful state parks and forests off your bucket list. And with a state park or forest in every corner of the Mountain State, it’s not hard to find the peaceful (or exciting) escapes you’re......read more
West Virginia National Guard employment support
06/02/2022
The WVNG, through services provided by the National Guard Employment Network, is offering career readiness support and placement with a broad network of resources and services to find jobs, training and education opportunities for Guard Members and......read more
daily304 - Episode 6.1.2022
06/01/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – It’s all in a day’s work for the WV Air Guard. Get a taste of Almost Heaven with a subscription to Wonderful WV magazine. And, discover what it’s like to be a forester. Read more…...read more
West Virginia Air Guard medics conduct trauma training
06/01/2022
Five aerospace medical service personnel assigned to the 167th Medical Group completed 40 hours of trauma training at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital May 16-20. Working alongside critical care nurses and trauma nurses, the Airmen, whose roles are part......read more
Wonderful West Virginia Magazine
06/01/2022
The state’s premier showpiece magazine, Wonderful West Virginia is published monthly by the Division of Natural Resources. The magazine showcases “the best of West Virginia” with breath-taking photographs and intriguing articles about nature, state......read more
The role of a forester branches into many fields
06/01/2022
The job of a modern forester blends planning, biology, conservation, management, diplomacy and technology, as well as other areas of essential knowledge. Over the decades, the role has evolved in scope and complexity, shaped by public attitudes toward......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.31.2022
05/31/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – In celebration of career day, we talk jobs in Almost Heaven. Find your dream career in public safety, manufacturing, technology, and more. Read more…...read more
Benefits of living and working in West Virginia
05/31/2022
West Virginia is a wonderful place to live and work. Why should you consider the Mountain State? West Virginia, also known as the Mountain State, is a wonderful place to call home! In addition to being a beautiful location, its economic growth is......read more
Public safety jobs in West Virginia are hiring
05/31/2022
Public safety jobs are among the most important jobs in West Virginia because they ensure safe communities and support the high quality of life that the Mountain State is known for. The goal of almost all public safety workers is to protect and support......read more
Hot manufacturing job opportunities in West Virginia!
05/31/2022
Whether you live in West Virginia or are considering relocating to this beautiful mountain state, the manufacturing jobs are as plentiful as the kind people who reside there. Read on to discover these fantastic opportunities! Are you the type of person......read more
Get hired into West Virginia's tech ecosystem
05/31/2022
Have you always wanted to work in technology, but wasn’t sure how? Consider starting or growing your career in technology and innovation in the West Virginia tech ecosystem. West Virginia has a hub of technology companies, tech-focused accelerators......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.30.2022
05/30/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – From glamping to group lodging, West Virginia state parks offers a variety of unique accommodations. Touchstone Research Laboratory in Triadelphia tackles innovative projects. And Steel of West Virginia celebrates a decade-long......read more
Plan a memorable stay in a unique dwelling at West Virginia state parks
05/30/2022
Sometimes a getaway calls for accommodations that are just a bit different from the usual overnight fare. From glamping to group lodging, each of these dwellings offers a unique experience that’s guaranteed to create a shared memory that you and your......read more
Meet the brains behind research in #YesWV — Touchstone Research Laboratory
05/30/2022
Touchstone Research Laboratory (TRL) started in 1980 in the basement of a monastery, where founder, Brian Joseph, rebuilt a scanning electron microscope purchased for $100. The laboratory has come a long way in four decades. Touchstone moved into the......read more
Steel of West Virginia celebrates success with solar energy company
05/30/2022
Steel of West Virginia celebrated a 10-year partnership of supplying SOLV Energy with the steel piles used in solar energy projects during a ceremony Monday morning at the plant in Huntington. “Our customers in this region have supplied and produced......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.29.2022
05/29/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – The WV SBDC helps with a career move as a Morgantown jeweler changes hands … Williamson will host a Hatfield – McCoy family reunion this fall … and Mountaineer Brewfest returns to Wheeling Heritage Port in August. Read more…...read more
Masman Jewelers: Local business continues to shine
05/29/2022
After three decades, Morgantown business Masman Jewelers continues to shine. A full-service jewelry store, Masman offers jewelry, clock and watch repair and custom design. Much like the watches they repair, the timing was just right when Lisa Morehead......read more
Williamson to host Hatfield-McCoy Family Reunion
05/29/2022
For the first time in 20 years, the Hatfield and McCoy families are set to host a reunion festival and have chosen Williamson as the host city. The event is set to take place Oct. 6-9, and approval for the event was given by the Williamson City Council......read more
Mountaineer Brewfest returning to Wheeling in August
05/29/2022
Mountaineer Brewfest -- a celebration of West Virginia’s finest craft beer -- will return to hit Heritage Port in August for its 8th year, bringing in more than 20 state-wide vendors. "I think when I started this, festival there may have been seven or......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.28.2022
05/28/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – The state wants to help West Virginians re-enter the workforce after incarceration or drug recovery. Plans are moving right along on Harper’s Ferry’s historic Hill Top Hotel. And enjoy a family vacation without breaking the bank......read more
Education leaders provide job opportunities to West Virginians leaving prison
05/28/2022
An effort to help more West Virginians enter the workforce following drug recovery or incarceration is underway. Across the state, there are more job openings than people applying. Meanwhile, West Virginia continues to see high numbers of people......read more
‘History in the Making’ through the Hill Top Hotel project
05/28/2022
Attendees at the 2022 Jefferson County Tourism Summit, held May 18 at the Bavarian Inn, were given a long-awaited updated on the Hill Top Hotel project in Harpers Ferry. Project Manager Laurel Ziemianski, who has worked on the hotel project since 2016......read more
How to plan the ultimate summer trip (on a busy family’s budget)
05/28/2022
The kids are out of school and you’ve banked up just enough vacation time for this exact moment. After a few years of travel being limited, it’s time for the ultimate summer trip! But planning a summer trip can be intimidating, especially when you have......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.27.2022
05/27/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – From their fields in food service, music, science, and the outdoor industry, these Mountaineers are making a difference. The WV SBDC honors small business award winners throughout the state. And West Virginia is growing a......read more
Mountaineers making a difference
05/27/2022
There are incredible West Virginians far and wide. People like Morgan Morrison, owner of Rock City Cake Company; adventure athlete Corey Lilly, and hip-hop artist and producer Shelem. Here are just a few we’ve been lucky enough to speak with. Listen to......read more
WV SBDC celebrates National Small Business Week Award recipients in Fairmont
05/27/2022
The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC), joined by Small Business Administration (SBA) WV District Office officials, honored clients who received 2022 Small Business Week Awards during an invitation-only ceremony in Fairmont on......read more
Strong as steel: Manufacturing lumber in the Mountain State with Joe McNeel
05/27/2022
For approximately four decades, the West Virginia Hardwoods Center at West Virginia University has focused on one of the state’s abundant natural resources. Dr. Joe McNeel, director of the Appalachian Hardwoods Center and professor of Wood Science and......read more
daily304 – Episode 5.26.2022
05/26/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – What is a typical day for a forester? It depends. Learn how they use their knowledge and skills to protect West Virginia’s lands. Find a job in technology -- #YesWV. And what is the history and intrigue behind Blennerhassett......read more
The role of a forester branches into many fields
05/26/2022
The job of a modern forester blends planning, biology, conservation, management, diplomacy and technology, as well as other areas of essential knowledge. Over the decades, the role has evolved in scope and complexity, shaped by public attitudes toward......read more
Get hired into West Virginia's tech ecosystem
05/26/2022
Have you always wanted to work in technology, but wasn’t sure how? Consider starting or growing your career in technology and innovation in the West Virginia tech ecosystem. West Virginia has a hub of technology companies, tech-focused accelerators......read more
Harman & Margaret Blennerhassett – Espionage and intrigue in Colonial America
05/26/2022
In the middle of the Ohio River between Parkersburg, WV and Belpre, Ohio, sits Blennerhassett Island, a place named for the Anglo-Irish gentry who built their estate there in the 18th century and named it for themselves. But this paradise would not......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.25.2022
05/25/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Marketing your small business is tricky … the WVSBDC has some advice. West Virginia small businesses are recognized during an awards ceremony. And Charleston’s Live on the Levee lineup is booked and ready to roll, starting this......read more
Seven tips for marketing your small business to the right audience
05/25/2022
As small business owners, we often focus on what we bring to the table — our products, services, operations, and experience. Yet, while these aspects are essential in establishing how our business is different from others, our audiences only care......read more
Valtronics Solutions named 2022 West Virginia Small Business Exporter of the Year
05/25/2022
Kenneth Thompson, President and CEO of Valtronic Solutions, was recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s state office during a National Small Business Week awards ceremony on May 6 as West Virginia’s 2022 Small Business Exporter of the......read more
Live on the Levee to feature Davisson Brothers, Holly Forbes, Bowie tribute act and more
05/25/2022
The 2022 Live on the Levee lineup announced Tuesday includes local and regional bands like The Company Stores, Davisson Brothers Band and Holly Forbes, as well as a tribute act honoring David Bowie, Led Zeppelin and more. The lineup for the free Friday......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.24.2022
05/24/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Learn why more business and manufacturing leaders are saying #YesWV. A popular local coffee company is expanding in Fairmont. And the Robert C. Byrd Institute lends a hand, offering job training to formerly incarcerated......read more
Businesses continue to say #YesWV
05/24/2022
West Virginia truly is the land of opportunity for business. From chemical companies to defense training facilities, here’s why saying, “Yes, West Virginia” has never been easier. #YesWV Learn more at westvirginia.gov. Watch the video......read more
Stone Tower Joe buys old 84 Lumber Building in Fairmont, West Virginia
05/24/2022
​Popular local coffee company Stone Tower Joe has purchased the old 84 Lumber building in Country Club Plaza in Fairmont, and officials have plans to turn the property into a roastery and restaurant. Stone Tower Joe currently has three locations......read more
RCBI to launch new manufacturing class for formerly incarcerated individuals
05/24/2022
RecoveryWorks, a Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) initiative to provide industry training and manufacturing job opportunities to formerly incarcerated individuals affected by the opioid epidemic, will launch a new class June 8 in Huntington. The free 4......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.23.2022
05/23/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – A new sheet mill is bringing hundreds of jobs to Mason County; find out more about living and working in Almost Heaven. Vantage Ventures chats with Data Robot’s CEO and WVU’s president about why West Virginia is ideal for a......read more
Now hiring in West Virginia: high paying jobs with great benefits
05/23/2022
West Virginia continues to lead the way in high paying job creation, as a new sheet mill is about to open in Mason County. This is a great opportunity for workers looking to get into a high paying job. If you have experience in steel production this......read more
Education, innovation and collaboration: How West Virginia is transforming into a startup state
05/23/2022
Valued at $6.3 billion, and with offices all over the world, AI cloud leader DataRobot set up a hub in Vantage Venture’s offices in Morgantown, West Virginia, in 2021. During last month’s Bridging Innovation Week, I chaired a fireside chat with......read more
Cheat River: The Complete Visitors’ Guide
05/23/2022
If you’ve heard of Mountaineer Country, you’ve probably heard of the Cheat River, too. Located just an hour from Pittsburgh, this 78-mile, free-flowing river produces fun on water of all kinds. From flatwater paddling to Class III, IV, and V whitewater......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.22.2022
05/22/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Learn about the many advantages of remote work in West Virginia. Lifelong friends -- and 20 year olds -- start their own social media marketing company. And the creator of the UMuseUs platform discusses how he aims to help the......read more
Smart career change to remote IT jobs with CentralApp
05/22/2022
Have you been considering switching careers? Are you looking into flexible remote jobs for better work life balance? Do you wonder where to find legitimate and high paying work from home jobs? If you’re just at the beginning of this journey, this......read more
ToquiNotes: Just Like Their Dads, Skidmore, Goodwin Working Together in Social Media at Ripe Age of 20
05/22/2022
They have been friends most of their lives even if they have not been lifelong best friends. AJ Goodwin and Corey Skidmore grew up around one another. With Goodwin frequenting the Maple Lake area of Skidmore’s residence, with the two actively......read more
Vantage spotlight on Justin Whitman of UMuseUs
05/22/2022
By supporting teams of creative thinkers and problem-solvers—and leveraging the untapped talent and resources that exist in West Virginia—Vantage Ventures aims to build companies across data and IOT, infrastructure, life sciences, and security sectors......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.21.2022
05/21/2022
As more young wildlife venture out this spring, the WVDNR reminds people to let them be. Board the Potomac Eagle for a scenic train ride through The Trough. And check off these historic covered bridges on your West Virginia bucket list....read more
West Virginia DNR: Leave young wildlife alone
05/21/2022
With the arrival of spring weather and emergence of young wildlife, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is reminding people that possessing wildlife without a permit is illegal and that handling wild animals can spread disease and parasites......read more
Enjoy mountain views and bald eagle sightings on this scenic West Virginia train ride
05/21/2022
We've got your ticket to a summer adventure that adults and kids alike will enjoy. All aboard the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad, a one-of-a-kind journey that winds through the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, offering gorgeous views, lush greenery,...read more
5 picturesque covered bridges in West Virginia
05/21/2022
Over the past year, I’ve been able to visit New England on multiple occasion....read more
daily304 - Episode 5.20.2022
05/20/2022
The Appalachian Regional Commission awards a grant to expand recreational trails in Tucker County and surrounding regions. The State Fair of West Virginia is sponsoring an art contest with cash prizes. And West Virginia Northern Community College celebrat...read more
New trail will connect Blackwater Falls to Maryland
05/20/2022
Several new trails will be added between tourism hot spots in the West Virginia mountains, to help transform the area’s coal heritage into tourism heritage, the Friends of Blackwater announced Thursday....read more
West Virginia State Fair seeking submissions for art contest
05/20/2022
The State Fair of West Virginia is launching an art contest and invites entries this month....read more
West Virginia Northern Community College marks 50 years
05/20/2022
West Virginia Northern Community College is celebrating 50 years. To commemorate the milestone, the school is hosting an anniversary gala that anyone can attend this weekend....read more
daily304 - Episode 05.19.2022
05/19/2022
Planning your summer fun? Check out these 16 top activities in Almost Heaven … a regional broadband project moves forward, impacting 7 counties … and Parkersburg’s historic Phelps-Tavenner House opens to visitors....read more
Play in the heartbeat of the New River
05/19/2022
Looking for someplace to go on Memorial Day weekend – check out the outpost on the New River Gorge for camping, RVing, cabins, music, massages and food from cast iron smokers....read more
NASA IV&V continues to play key role with space agency
05/19/2022
NASA’s Katherine Johnson Independent Verification & Validation Facility in Fairmont has been a key part of several high-profile NASA missions in the past year. ...read more
Work zone speed enforcement efforts focused on writing more tickets
05/19/2022
A team of West Virginia agencies has determined that writing tickets is the most effective way to get motorists to drive the 55 mph speed limit through work zones....read more
daily304 - Episode 05.18.2022
05/18/2022
You’ll never run out of fun activities in Almost Heaven – check out 16 top activities. Jackson County’s regional broadband project moves forward. And a historic home in Parkersburg opens to visitors. ...read more
16 top things to do in West Virginia
05/18/2022
Me Home, Country Roads," one of West Virginia's four state songs. (In case you're wondering, the other three are "The West Virginia Hills," "This Is My West Virginia" and "West Virginia, My Home Sweet Home.")...read more
Regional broadband project takes one step closer to proceed
05/18/2022
As with any major project, there are many steps to take before the first portion can start. That is especially true for government-related or grant plans....read more
Historic Parkersburg home opens doors to visitors
05/18/2022
The Wood County Historical and Preservation Society and the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library teamed up once again to reconnect Parkersburg to its roots with a fun-filled day of activities at the Phelps-Tavenner House, the oldest residence in......read more
Morgantown has a new Public House
05/17/2022
Looking for someplace to dine and sip this weekend? Look no further than the sweet little pub that’s settled into the Pines Country Club: Phoenix Public House....read more
The business community fosters the arts and entrepreneurship
05/17/2022
f you refer back to 18th century France, you might define an entrepreneur as “a maker.” ...read more
Toyota, Kanawha County Schools announce inaugural class of 4T Academy
05/17/2022
Nearly two dozen students from across Kanawha County have been selected to be part of West Virginia’s first Toyota 4T Academy....read more
daily304 - Episode 05.17.2022
05/17/2022
Dine and sip at Morgantown’s new Public House. WV Businesslink showcases the arts with a festival and pitch competition. And students are selected for Toyota’s new 4T Academy. ...read more
Building-momentum-to-secure-Appalachia’s-future
05/16/2022
The Resilient West Virginia coalition will serve as a catalyst for the future of West Virginia to advance national security and economic security for the United States of America....read more
Annual Cass Days is set for June 17-19
05/16/2022
Looking for a fun getaway with the family? Cass Days are right around the corner. From June 17 to the 19, enjoy everything from live music to a parade of steam through the Greenbrier Valley....read more
West Virginia’s outdoor recreation industry gearing up for summer surge
05/16/2022
As warmer weather gradually becomes more common with summer approaching, West Virginia’s outdoor recreation industry is getting ready for summer....read more
daily304 - Episode 05.16.2022
05/16/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – West Virginia is leading the charge when it comes to national and economic security. Cass Days are around the corner so get your tickets today. And West Virginia’s outdoor recreating industry is preparing for a surge....read more
Local small businesses can apply for up to $10,000 until May 31
05/15/2022
Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin announced the Summer 2022 Small Business Investment Grant application became available online on Monday....read more
West Virginia officials mark completion $8 million in upgrades at Pipestem Resort State Park
05/15/2022
Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday joined West Virginia Department of Tourism Secretary Chelsea Ruby, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Brett McMillion, West Virginia State Parks leaders and other local officials at Pipestem Resort State......read more
The History Project celebrates its one-year anniversary
05/15/2022
The History Project is a series of dynamic videos created by the West Virginia Department of Commerce highlighting people, places, and events throughout West Virginia’s history....read more
daily304 - Episode 05.15.2022
05/15/2022
Charleston is awarding grants to small business owners. Pipestem Resort completes major upgrades to its facilities. And The History Project video series celebrates its first anniversary....read more
Still rolling Region’s ATV tourism engine turns 11
05/14/2022
Can you believe it has now been 11 years? That’s how long ATV tourists from across the country have been traveling to Mercer County to ride the Hatfield-McCoy Trail system....read more
Weirton’s Serbian heritage is a chicken blast
05/14/2022
Every summer Wednesday since 1969, members of the Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church Men’s Club have gathered at the Serbian Picnic Grounds along King’s Creek outside of Weirton, West Virginia. ...read more
West Virginia's outdoor recreation industry gearing up for summer surge
05/14/2022
As warmer weather gradually becomes more common with summer approaching, West Virginia’s outdoor recreation industry is getting ready for summer....read more
daily304 - Episode 5.14.2022
05/14/2022
Mercer County’s Pocahontas ATV trail system celebrates 11 years. Chicken roasts are a Serbian tradition in Weirton. And plan your summer outdoor recreation adventure in Almost Heaven....read more
The most advanced wind energy project in the region… completed in #YesWV
05/13/2022
Clearway Energy Group is one of the largest renewable energy owners in the US, with over 5,600 net MW of installed wind, solar and energy storage projects....read more
West Virginia supports the aerospace industry
05/13/2022
The aerospace industry is a dynamic, emerging economic sector in West Virginia....read more
Learn more about the information technology industry in West Virginia
05/13/2022
Technology & Information Services is an emerging industry in West Virginia....read more
Meet the team driving economic development in West Virginia
05/13/2022
The West Virginia Department of Economic Development is committed to driving the state’s economy and ensuring that West Virginia is positioned competitively for new investment....read more
daily304 - Episode 5.13.2022
05/13/2022
Economic Development Week celebrates business and manufacturing in West Virginia. Learn how the team at the West Virginia Department of Economic Development can assist your business venture in #YesWV....read more
Untapping tech talent and the competitive advantage of Appalachia with Sarah Biller
05/12/2022
Sarah Biller is a key player in fintech in West Virginia and executive director of Vantage Ventures, an organization that’s committed to finding and cultivating the untapped tech talent in West Virginia to foster innovation and grow small businesses....read more
Metals company Veloxint to move to Ohio County, West Virginia
05/12/2022
​ Veloxint, a nanocrystalline metals company, plans to move its operations to Ohio County, officials announced Thursday....read more
Favorite Ride Seneca Rocks, West Virginia
05/12/2022
It’s not until we exit Interstate 81, run through some gears on U.S. Route 48, and catch a whiff of dew-covered fields that I feel like we’ve arrived....read more
daily304 - Episode 5.12.2022
05/12/2022
Learn how WV stands to benefit from the fintech industry. A new manufacturing company is expected to create hundreds of jobs in the Northern Panhandle. And two motorcyclists embark on a scenic tour past Seneca Rocks...read more
daily304 - Episode 5.11.2022
05/11/2022
Learn how Vertx Partners is helping to resolve supply chain issues. A program founded by Brad and Alys Smith continues to build momentum in Almost Heaven. And workers in Wood County are getting a higher education thanks to a partnership between WorkForce...read more
Too Valuable to Burn: Opportunities for Carbon in West Virginia with Sean Frisbee
05/11/2022
As he watched supply chain issues mount in West Virginia and across the nation, Sean Frisbee used his experience in the workforce to launch his first entrepreneurial venture....read more
A year later: $25M gift to WVU fosters flywheel effect for West Virginia’s outdoor economy
05/11/2022
The Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative continues to build momentum one year after the couple’s transformational $25 million gift to West Virginia University. ...read more
WorkForce West Virginia, WVU Parkersburg To Help Chemical Plant Workers Earn Degrees
05/11/2022
WorkForce West Virginia and the state’s Community and Technical College system are partnering to help hourly workers earn a higher education....read more
West Virginia Resource Center
05/10/2022
Interested in living and working in the next best thing to Heaven? Then say “yes” to a career in West Virginia! Learn more about the benefits of living and working in the Mountain State. You can also check out the awesome job opportunities available in......read more
Get a true taste of West Virginia along this memorable route
05/10/2022
Less than three hours outside Roanoke, this stretch of West Virginia is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Shaped by the famous New River Gorge, you’ll find plenty of riverside activities, outdoor adventures and some of the most extraordinary......read more
Become a WV SBDC client
05/10/2022
Meet one-on-one with WV SBDC business coaches to receive confidential, no-cost technical assistance to help start and grow your business in West Virginia. We help you identify your goals, develop valuable skills and acquire the necessary resources to......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.10.2022
05/10/2022
Get the scoop on which companies are hiring in Almost Heaven. West Virginia Tourism helps you plan a road trip through the New River Gorge. And learn how your business can become a client of the WV SBDC...read more
Join Klöckner Pentaplast in Beaver, W.Va.
05/09/2022
Klockner Pentaplast is a global leader in recycled content products and high-barrier protective packaging. Founded in 1965 in Montabaur, Germany, the company has operations in 18 countries and employs more than 5,900 people committed to serving......read more
From basement to outer space: Touchstone Research Laboratory Models
05/09/2022
Like many of the world’s most successful companies, Touchstone Research Laboratory has humble beginnings. With nothing more than $100, a busted electron microscope and a vision, Brian Joseph started Touchstone in 1980 in the basement of a monastery......read more
New York-based firm acquires industrial property in Huntington
05/09/2022
Time Equities Inc., a New York City-based real estate firm, announced on Monday the acquisition of an approximate 363,000-square foot industrial property in Huntington. Max Pastor, director of acquisitions at the firm, said the building at 550 27th St......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.9.2022
05/09/2022
German manufacturer Klockner Pentaplast finds a home in Raleigh County … Touchstone Research Laboratory traces its humble beginnings from a basement to outer space … and Time Equities expands its national portfolio with purchase of industrial property in ...read more
Cool Springs Park keeping Roadside America traditions alive
05/08/2022
ROWLESBURG — The winding, mountainous roads of West Virginia are often pathways to some unusual, peculiar destinations. One of these destinations is Cool Springs Park. Cool Springs Park is a family-owned, antique-filled park, restaurant, general store......read more
First-time camper? 7 tips to help you get the most out of your trip.
05/08/2022
From scouting and family trips to backcountry excursions, many fond memories are made with friends and family around a campfire. While camping is one of the most popular outdoor activities, not everyone has been fortunate enough to have gone camping......read more
WVDOF offers best management practices training, licensing and certification
05/08/2022
The West Virginia Division of Forestry provides logging related trainings, as well as licensing and certification for operating your logging business. Loggers can now do their entire Best Management Practices training online through the WVU Extension......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.8.2022
05/08/2022
Cool Springs Park keeps roadside attractions alive. Planning a camping trip at a West Virginia State Park? Experts offer some helpful tips. And check out the resources available online from the West Virginia Division of Forestry....read more
daily304 - Episode 5.7.2022
05/07/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Experience wild, wonderful West Virginia on a rail trail. The WV DMV sees major improvements. And plan a visit to America’s Coolest Small Town. Read more…...read more
Need outdoor therapy? Explore West Virginia’s rail trails
05/07/2022
West Virginia’s rail trails have seen an increase in activity throughout the past two years as people have taken to the outdoors for their mental health needs during the pandemic. As Lisa M. Carlson, president of the American Public Health Association......read more
Pandemic helped speed the transformation of the West Virginia DMV
05/07/2022
Changes forced on the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles by the pandemic have actually pushed the agency into the modern era and some of the adjustments will become permanent. “The West Virginia DMV has advanced in technology, 20 to 25 years......read more
How To Take The Ultimate Vacation In Lewisburg, West Virginia
05/07/2022
Take A Break is your ultimate guide to the perfect trips to recharge, rediscover yourself and your relationships, and reengage with the world. We’ll cover shopping stops, great bars, restaurants worth your money, photo opportunities, memorable drives......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.6.2022
05/06/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Folk Arts and Culture workshops focus on food preparation Appalachian style. The WV Tech Park caters to research, innovation and education. And West Virginia’s defense industry is thriving despite past bumps in the economy......read more
Catering to Appalachian appetites: Free folk arts and culture workshops continue through May at High Rocks Academy
05/06/2022
The High Rocks Academy has offered inquisitive eaters inside looks (often outside), insights, and instruction lately on food subjects ranging from Appalachian delicacies such as ramps and pepperoni rolls to ways to spot and harvest morel mushrooms in......read more
West Virginia Regional Technology Park: A place for Innovation, Science and Technology in the Kanawha Valley
05/06/2022
The West Virginia Regional Technology Park (WVRTP) in South Charleston is anchored by unique facilities ideal for transforming an abstract idea into a completed, market-ready product with existing office space and laboratories, new concepts......read more
Defense industry thrives in West Virginia, experts predict continued growth
05/06/2022
Despite pandemic-related hardships affecting economies across the planet, West Virginia’s defense industry continues to stay strong. To put into context what the defense industry consists of, it pertains to a wide net of contractors and manufacturers......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.5.2022
05/05/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – The Advantage Valley helps launch careers and small business is flourishing. Take a coffee tour of Almost Heaven. And learn fire burning guidelines before you burn outdoors. Read more…...read more
Advantage Valley, WV Helps Launch Careers
05/05/2022
Walk into a butcher shop in New York City, and there it is sitting on one of the shelves – salt produced by a company right here in Advantage Valley. J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works is the product of Nancy Bruns and Lewis Payne, a brother and sister duo who......read more
Plan Your West Virginia Coffee Shop Roadtrip
05/05/2022
No matter where you roam throughout this beautiful state, there’s always a local place to caffeinate! Travel along our country roads and you’re guaranteed to experience exceptional vista views like no other. Choose your own path, discover your own......read more
Fire Burning Guidelines
05/05/2022
West Virginia holds strict standards for forest fire laws in order to protect one of the state’s most valuable resources – our forests. Please be completely familiar with the following requirements any time you are burning outdoors: All fires must have......read more
Blackwater Falls hosts Mountain State Bird Discovery Weekend
05/04/2022
This is the ultimate birding weekend for advanced and beginning birders! The weekend is designed to see and listen to birds in scenic mountain habitats with well-known naturalist/guide Bill Beatty [Bill Beatty Nature] and Janice Runyan of Wellsburg WV......read more
Adventure lakes at Pipestem Resort, Tygart Lake to open May 20
05/04/2022
Adventure lakes at Pipestem Resort and Tygart Lake state parks are set to open on May 20, and officials are encouraging travelers to book accommodations and order tickets online in advance. Featuring waterslides, obstacles, inflatables, and beach areas......read more
Workshops to focus on leadership skills and lean manufacturing
05/04/2022
The Robert C. Byrd Institute is partnering with the Lean Enterprise Institute to present two workshops that assist manufacturers’ implementation of lean processes for product development and execution of focused strategies for accomplishing company......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.4.2022
05/04/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Mountain State Bird Discover Weekend comes to Blackwater Falls in June. Pipestem Resort and Tygart Lake prepare to open their Adventure Lakes. And sign up today for a manufacturing seminar hosted by the Robert C. Byrd Institute......read more
#TheHistoryProject - The Jones-Imboden Raid – The C.S.A. Targets Western Virginia’s Railroads
05/03/2022
Desperate times call for desperate measures. The Confederacy needed to stop Virginia’s northwestern counties from seceding and rejoining the Union as they contained the priceless B&O Railroad lines that kept the Midwestern and Western states connected......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.3.2022
05/03/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Get your tickets for the Bluegrass Festival this month at North Bend. Dow Chemical’s apprenticeship program provides everything a student needs to pursue a career in manufacturing. And Resilient West Virginia attracts high-growth......read more
Bluegrass Festival returns to North Bend
05/03/2022
Celebrate the return of the Bluegrass Festival at North Bend State Park on May 13-14. Bring your family and friends for a fun filled weekend of pickin’ and grinin’. Bluegrass bands from throughout West Virginia, as well as from the surrounding region......read more
Dow Chemical – West Virginia operations rolls out apprenticeship program
05/03/2022
In 2018, Dow Chemical debuted its West Virginia Operations apprenticeship program. The program, registered by the United States Department of Labor, offers a hands-on, paid opportunity for young West Virginians interested in pursuing a career in......read more
Resilient West Virginia builds momentum to secure Appalachia’s future
05/03/2022
The Resilient West Virginia coalition will serve as a catalyst for the future of West Virginia to advance national security and economic security for the United States of America. Led by the West Virginia Department of Economic Development, the......read more
#TheHistoryProject---George-McClellan-&-The-West-Virginia-Campaign-–-The-First-Step-in-Separating-the-Virginias
05/02/2022
Before West Virginia could be rent from Virginia, all allegiances to the Old Dominion or support for the Confederate States had to be eradicated. General George B. McClellan was put in charge of the Ohio Valley states, which included the western......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.2.2022
05/02/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Archery in the Schools teaches valuable life skills. A new vegan restaurant is firmly planted in Charleston. And a Clarksburg neighborhood bands together to build out their community center. Read more…...read more
Archery in the Schools provides inclusive program for kids to learn valuable life skills
05/02/2022
After two years of not having an in-person state Archery in the Schools tournament to look forward to, students in West Virginia finally have something to be excited about. The state Archery in the Schools program, which returned to in-person......read more
Vegan restaurant is firmly planted in Charleston
05/02/2022
After opening an acclaimed restaurant in Harpers Ferry with her then-husband five years ago, Sondra Zahn eventually found herself facing divorce with the very partner she had worked with to help Kelly Farm Kitchen earn its high praise. But instead of......read more
Monticello an ongoing revitalization effort
05/02/2022
In just a few years, the people of the Monticello neighborhood in Clarksburg, WV have dreamed, planned, and carried out a vision for a revitalized community center, the Kelly Miller Community Center. A community garden is at the heart of their work......read more
#TheHistoryProject - John Brown & The Raid on Harpers Ferry - The Abolitionists Final Act to Avenge the Enslaved
05/01/2022
Factions in both the North and the South had reached a stalemate; the South would keep its practice of slavery and the North would mostly turn a blind eye. Abolitionist John Brown went after the abomination with such a vengeance that it was impossible......read more
daily304 - Episode 5.1.2022
05/01/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – A new program may enable future teachers in West Virginia graduate from college debt-free. WV Living presents a map to help ATV riders plan their next adventure. And the tiny town of Granville gets some big improvements. Read more…...read more
"Grow Your Own” program aims to help WV high schoolers find careers as teachers
05/01/2022
An exciting new program could help future teachers in West Virginia graduate from college debt-free. West Virginia state superintendent Clayton Burch was at Mercer County Technical Education Center today as he and other educators announced the debut of......read more
Almost Heaven’s ATV map
05/01/2022
All-terrain vehicle (ATV) trails offer a unique recreational opportunity for thrill seekers and outdoor enthusiasts. In West Virginia, this industry draws in visitors from across the country. With its diverse terrain, gorgeous views and thriving......read more
A town on two levels
05/01/2022
You’ve probably shopped at the University Town Centre part of Granville—but have you visited its historical Main Street, 1,000 feet below? Every June in the 1950s and ’60s, the Thomas Joyland Shows lit up Granville’s Main Street. It was all a carnival......read more
#TheHistoryProject - Carter G. Woodson-Academic & Rights Leader, Creator of Black History Month-Carter G. Woodson-Part 2
04/30/2022
Education is a basic foundation for any individual whose goal is to change the way the world sees things. Carter G. Woodson built one of the strongest foundations of anyone, much less the son of former slaves. Woodson collected advanced degrees the way......read more
#TheHistoryProject - The Wheeling Suspension Bridge - The Engineering Marvel That Shaped America's Industrial Age
04/30/2022
In the 19th century, the National Road reached from Cumberland, Maryland to Wheeling but was hindered by the wide Ohio River. That problem languished for over three decades before leaders took the situation into hand. They invited the nation’s two......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.30.2022
04/30/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – A Randolph County fish hatchery’s multimillion-dollar upgrade nears completion. Huntington’s Kitchen aims to reduce disease by promoting healthy cooking. And PepsiCo opens its new warehouse and distribution company in Ona. Read......read more
Multimillion-dollar upgrades at Bowden Hatchery near completion
04/30/2022
One of the state’s most productive trout hatcheries will soon be even more productive. A multi-Million dollar makeover for the Bowden Fish Hatchery in Randolph County is due to be complete by this summer. Once fully operational, the new facility will......read more
Learn more about Huntington’s Kitchen
04/30/2022
Huntington's Kitchen is a community food center, where people come to learn, cook and experience everything that well-prepared food and healthy living have to offer. The facility boasts a fully equipped kitchen that accommodates up to 16 cooking......read more
PepsiCo opens warehouse and distribution facility in Cabell County
04/30/2022
PepsiCo Beverages North America has opened its new warehouse and distribution facility in Cabell County. Officials with the company and the state of West Virginia on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for the $16.5 million, 100,000-square-foot......read more
#TheHistoryProject - Carter G. Woodson - Academic & Rights Leader, Creator of Black History Month - Part 1
04/29/2022
When history is told, it is often shaped by those who’ve benefitted most in the telling of its story. Sometimes it takes someone to rouse us from our complacency and remind us that history is shared by everyone. Before Carter G. Woodson did that for......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.29.2022
04/29/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – West Virginia moves up in its bike-friendly rankings. Corridor H, King Coal Highway and the Coalfields Expressway are the state’s top priority road projects. And learn why Wheeling is a great place to live or visit. Read more…...read more
W.Va. Becoming More Bike-Friendly
04/29/2022
West Virginia is making improvements as a bike-friendly state, according to data published by a national bicycle advocacy group. The League of American Bicyclists lists West Virginia as 28th for laws and policies designed to keep bicyclists safe and to......read more
Transportation secretary describes focus on Corridor H, King Coal and Coalfields highways
04/29/2022
Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston still ranks Appalachian Corridor H, the King Coal Highway and the Coalfields Expressway as the top priorities for West Virginia’s road construction program at a time of historic federal funding. “These are top of......read more
Why Wheeling?
04/29/2022
What’s so great about Wheeling? If you ask the mayor, residents, and visitors, you’ll get the same answer: It’s friendly. Known as The Friendly City, Wheeling may feel like a world away from the rest of the state, but this riverfront community is rich......read more
#TheHistoryProject - Booker T. Washington – Educator & Intellectual, Principal in Racial Reform
04/28/2022
American history is full of famous names, but only a few are fully recognized by most everyone. Booker T. Washington is one of those names. The author of “Up from Slavery” used his own story to help bring about racial reform. From enslavement to the......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.28.2022
04/28/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Xator Corporation is just one of many global manufacturers that has said “YesWV.” Three West Virginians are honored for their work in small business. And North Bend State Parks holds a ribbon cutting to celebrate major upgrades......read more
XATOR – Providing tailored training solutions for clients in a world of ever-evolving security challenges
04/28/2022
Offering advice, training, solutions and…racecars? Xator Corporation’s mission is to allow customers and clients to safely, efficiently, and effectively conduct their business. The company offers a fresh perspective and unconventional approaches to......read more
Three West Virginians honored for their tireless commitment to entrepreneurship and small business during Bridging Innovation Week
04/28/2022
West Virginia BusinessLink partnered with the West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics to host the inaugural Bridging Innovation Week in West Virginia. Spanning four days, more than 1,000 participants attended activities......read more
North Bend State Park renovations mix new and old
04/28/2022
Another West Virginia state park is reopening after completing a major renovation project. A ribbon cutting Friday at Ritchie County’s North Bend State Park celebrated more than $5.7 million in upgrades. State Department of Natural Resources director......read more
#TheHistoryProject - Stephen Benton Elkins – Businessman; U.S. Senator & Secretary of War
04/27/2022
Sometimes the path to greatness goes through some unsavory territory. Before Stephen Benton Elkins rose to prominence, his rise included business dealings that remain a dark part of our nation’s history. He came to West Virginia from the American......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.27.2022
04/27/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – A Wheeling record store aims to keep one foot in the past and one in the future. WTSQ radio in Charleston gets a new home near Slack Plaza. And more manufacturing jobs are coming to West Virginia as Veloxint opens in Triadelphia......read more
More than vinyl – Wheeling record store branches out
04/27/2022
When we imagine the classic record stores of the ’70s and ’80s, we picture plenty of vinyl, cassettes, stereo equipment and band posters – a gathering place for the musically obsessed and fringe artists of the time. While several of those stores......read more
WTSQ finding its groove in new home
04/27/2022
WTSQ, the little train engine that could, has pulled off a whirlwind four months that included an eviction the first of January, a one-week fundraising blitz of $32,000 and a move from one downtown building to another. At frequency 88.1-FM, the seven......read more
From Cambridge to Boston, to YesWV and beyond – Meet Veloxint
04/27/2022
Veloxint, a manufacturer of nanocrystalline metal alloys, recently announced its move to Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd., located in Triadelphia, West Virginia. Veloxint is working on commercializing high-tech metal alloys for use in the chemical......read more
#TheHistoryProject - Henry Gassaway Davis - Captain of Industry, U.S. Senator, & V.P. Candidate
04/26/2022
Americans love a good rags-to-riches story and few could rival that of Henry Gassaway Davis. Born into a meager merchant’s family, Davis worked his way up through the railroad and developed investments to build an empire, and joining the elite of......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.26.2022
04/26/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Learn how a simulated mine lab helps train emergency response teams. A Berkeley Springs resort is restored to its former glory. And explore LEGO creations in Charleston this summer. Read more…...read more
West Virginia Training & Conference Center WVTCC Simulated Mine Lab
04/26/2022
The West Virginia Training and Conference Center’s Simulated Mine Lab provides a variety of “What if?” scenarios to help mine rescue emergency response teams, trainers, and rescue services train for emergencies. In this interactive lab, miners can......read more
Renovation makes former hot spot Coolfont Resort a cool place to be again
04/26/2022
For years, most people looked at the old Coolfont Resort in Berkeley Springs and saw only an abandoned building whose glory days were past. When G. Larry Omps looked, he saw potential for a destination resort with a bright future. In 1965, businessman......read more
LEGO Festival returning to West Virginia
04/26/2022
The dates are set for the return of West Virginia’s LEGO festival. BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Festival arrives at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center on July 16 and 17. At past events, the team at BrickUniverse has witnessed hundreds of LEGO fans......read more
#TheHistoryProject - Eleanor Roosevelt & Arthurdale - The First Lady's Utopian Dream
04/25/2022
Eleanor Roosevelt was never one to wait on the sidelines. When her husband took office in 1933 in the middle of the Great Depression, while millions suffered, she was impatient to help the many in need. She chose to work on the Division of Subsistence......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.25.2022
04/25/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Mother’s Day is almost here: Gift mom a getaway at a West Virginia state park. Ascend WV offers free outdoor recreation and $12,000 cash to remote workers who wish to move to the Mountain State. And WVU students learn about the......read more
Mother’s Day getaways you’re not too late to book
04/25/2022
Mother’s Day weekend is less than a month away (May 6-8). Instead of buying a gift this year, give your time and attention by enjoying a trip together. Besides, memories last longer than possessions. Whether you enjoy adventure or peace and quiet......read more
Learn about the Ascend WV remote worker program
04/25/2022
There’s a reason that 50 years ago John Denver coined West Virginia as Almost Heaven in his hit song Take Me Home, Country Roads, and we’d like to share it with you. Mountain living is just within your grasp, so take a look at what we have to offer......read more
Global Supply Chain Students Visit Toyota Motor Manufacturing Plant
04/25/2022
At the Chambers College, experiential-learning opportunities are key to propel our students to the forefront of business education. On March 24, members of our Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) department took a group of students to the Toyota......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.24.2022
04/24/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Discover historic Thurmond in the New River Gorge. A St. Albans native lands a dream project leading the restoration of the Empire State Building’s dome. And learn how Resilient WV is working to achieve great things for Almost......read more
A guide to Thurmond A forgotten mountainside town
04/24/2022
Once bustling population centers that have since been deserted are part of America’s fabric—from the gold rush towns and villages of the Old West to the abandoned mines and industrial heavyweights in the East. These places all hold a fascination for......read more
Former St. Albans woman at the top of her game with NYC restoration project
04/24/2022
Seven years after joining the New York conservation architecture firm CANY, Julie Foster already has worked her way to the top — in terms of elevation, at least. Since late 2019, the St. Albans native has been project manager for her company in the......read more
What Is Resilient West Virginia?
04/24/2022
When it comes to recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, cities and towns in West Virginia are in a better place to build back better than many other communities in the country and a group of state agencies and organizations are out to prove it......read more
#TheHistoryProject - Mary Lee Settle - Prize-Winning Author, West Virginia Historian
04/24/2022
Of West Virginia’s many noted authors, none delved so deeply into not just the state’s history but it’s very roots and the ground beneath it. Stretching back to the British Isles, Settle wrote the most comprehensive historical novels about the state......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.23.2022
04/23/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Learn the benefits of living and working in the Advantage Valley. Plans are set in motion to establish a regional museum in Martinsburg. And inventors meet to network and brainstorm. Read more…...read more
Learn the benefits of living in the Advantage Valley
04/23/2022
Advantage Valley in southwestern West Virginia is a nine-county region stretching from Huntington to Charleston, forming one of the nation’s most resource-rich and business-friendly corridors. Served by three Interstates (I-64, I-77, and I-79) and......read more
Regional museum project eyed in downtown Martinsburg
04/23/2022
Recently, the Berkeley County Council adopted an order to form a museum commission with the intent of establishing a regional museum in downtown Martinsburg. In support of the envisioned museum project, the Berkeley County Council also has approved the......read more
West Virginia Inventors Society holds first gathering
04/23/2022
The new West Virginia Inventors Society launched this month at an event at West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston. The society is the brainchild of businessmen and entrepreneurs Linwood Hamilton and Brian Joseph. It is intended to......read more
#TheHistoryProject - Pearl S Buck - Awarded Prolific Author, Nobel Laureate
04/23/2022
An author and scholar respected around the world, Pearl S. Buck brought the secrets of pre-modern China to the Western world and did so with compassion and kindness. Fellow Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison once said of Buck, “She misled me...and made me......read more
Testing the SBIR waters with an NSF project pitch
04/22/2022
I assume you’re familiar with the slang phrase “testing the waters” – just as it might be wise to check the temperature of water before you take a leap into it, you may want to casually check out someone’s opinion of your product before you design......read more
Hot manufacturing job opportunities in West Virginia
04/22/2022
Are you the type of person who enjoys taking pride in your work? Do you like to create things knowing that you just helped make something important with your own two hands? If so, manufacturing may be JUST the career path you are seeking! Manufacturing......read more
Buckhannon to host global band competition
04/22/2022
Visitors from across the globe will make their way to West Virginia next summer to take part in the 2023 World Association of Marching Bands competition which will take place in Upshur County. Cities throughout the state placed bids to hold what is......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.22.2022
04/22/2022
Learn how to make a business pitch before you leap into a big project. Manufacturing companies are hiring in West Virginia. And Buckhannon is set to host an international band competition....read more
#TheHistoryProject - The Battle of Blair Mountain – America's Largest Labor Uprising: Part 9 – West Virginia Mine Wars
04/22/2022
The Battle of Blair Mountain is the largest American insurrection in our nation's history since the Civil War. It caught the country surprise but not the people of West Virginia's southern coalfields, who had endured the indentured servitude of......read more
Your guide to exploring West Virginia’s New River Gorge National Park
04/21/2022
It’s embarrassing to admit, but this native West Virginian was pushing 50 years old when she hit the iconic rapids of the state’s New River for the very first time. I did my best to make up for lost time, though, exploring outdoor diversions beyond the......read more
Officials announce statewide crackdown on speeding in work zones
04/21/2022
Speeding drivers, especially ones speeding through West Virginia’s work zones this highway construction season, will be seeing a crackdown on their recklessness. Drivers will see an increased police presence in the state’s work zones this highway......read more
Export Awards: Get the credit you deserve
04/21/2022
Exporting is a big deal, especially for a small business. There are logistical hurdles to overcome and language barriers to break through, not to mention the risks you take trying to get your product on the international market. When you finally make......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.21.2022
04/21/2022
A travel writer talks about her Almost Heaven experiences in the New River Gorge. Officials announce a crackdown on speeding in work zones. And learn how your business can qualify for an export award....read more
#TheHistoryProject - Sheriff Don Chafin - 'Czar ' of Logan County: Part 8 - The West Virginia Mine Wars
04/21/2022
Sheriff Don Chafin earned his nickname, "the czar of Logan County" by ruling with an iron fist, controlling everything and everyone in his domain. The coal companies used this to their advantage and rewarded Chafin handsomely to keep the unions out of......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.20.2022
04/20/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Minard’s Spaghetti Inn continues its 85-year tradition of serving delicious Italian food in the Clarksburg area. West Virginia International Yeager Airport’s director talks about some big improvements made at CRW. And a June 18......read more
West Virginia International Yeager Airport – propelled to new heights
04/20/2022
West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) is a thriving hub of aviation. The largest commercial airport in the State of West Virginia, CRW has service provided by American, Delta, Spirit, and United Airlines, and is also home to the McLaughlin......read more
This Red Sauce Restaurant in West Virginia Still Feels Like Home, 85 Years After It First Opened
04/20/2022
This red sauce restaurant in West Virginia still feels like home, 85 years after it first opened When Michael and Rose Minard treated their first customers to spaghetti and hand-rolled meatballs, it was in their humble stucco home’s dining room, in......read more
The wild and wonderful women of West Virginia
04/20/2022
Paint the Town Pink is back with a strong message. It’s a tribute to “Wild and Wonderful Women.” Crittenton Services provides many behavioral and mental health services to people throughout West Virginia. At this event they will be honoring several......read more
#TheHistoryProject - CE Lively - Agent Provocateur: Part 7 - The West Virginia Mine Wars
04/20/2022
West Virginians and labor and history buffs knowledgeable about the Mine Wars know the name C.E. Lively well. In his own way, he served as the sole catalyst of the battle royale that became the largest labor uprising in history......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.19.2022
04/19/2022
Join Faster WV for a free webinar on how to grow your food business. Charles Town gets a big revitalization grant. And WV State University earns high honors as a top black college in the U.S....read more
FASTER WV Webinar Steps to Scaling-Up Your Food & Beverage Business Registration
04/19/2022
Do you want to start a food or beverage business or learn how to scale up by working with a commercial kitchen or co-packer? ...read more
Charles Town receives $250,000 earmark for downtown revitalization program
04/19/2022
Amid nearly $250 million in congressionally directed funding secured by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito recently, Charles Town was awarded $250,000 under the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development monies to be used in its Revive Grant program....read more
WVSU ranked fourth best historically black college and university for 2022
04/19/2022
West Virginia State University (WVSU) has been ranked No. 4 in the nation on the College Consensus list of the top 50 Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for 2022....read more
#TheHistoryProject - Sid Hatfield & The Matewan Massacre: Part 6 - The West Virginia Mine Wars
04/19/2022
The name "Hatfield" automatically conjures up an image for West Virginia but the family had more than one story. Sid Hatfield was the Chief of Police of Matewan when the crisis of the mine company's usage of the Baldwin-Felts Detectives was reaching......read more
Oddly, As Steelmaking Decarbonizes, Coal Country Gets New Life
04/18/2022
The old industrial economy has come out from behind the desk to meet its counterpart in the New Energy Economy....read more
‘A summer like no other’ for Theatre West Virginia, Hill says
04/18/2022
Theatre West Virginia General Manager Scott Hill will be asking Beckley Common Council to help build a theater version of Coalwood as it appeared in 196 as it, as he say, the company embarks "on a summer like no other seen in its 62-year history.”...read more
Get hired into West Virginia’s tech ecosystem
04/18/2022
Have you always wanted to work in technology, but wasn’t sure how? Consider starting or growing your career in technology and innovation in the West Virginia tech ecosystem....read more
daily304 - Episode 4.18.2022
04/18/2022
Coal is revitalized through the steel industry … Theatre West Virginia has some big plans in mind … and find out which tech jobs are hiring in Almost Heaven....read more
#TheHistoryProject - Bill Blizzard - Union Leader & Makeshift General: Part 5 - The West Virginia Mine Wars
04/18/2022
Of all the great voices of the miners during the West Virginia Mine Wars, Bill Blizzard is the only one to be able to see his work through to the very end. A UMWA leader, Blizzard witnessed the event's beginning in Paint Creek & Cabin Creek, and was......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.17.2022
04/17/2022
Take a challenging hike to a scenic overlook at West Virginia state parks. West Virginia welcomes its first therapy dog to the school system. And a new coffee shop sets up White Hall in Marion County...read more
5 challenging hikes that end with incredible views
04/17/2022
iking is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors....read more
West Virginia governor and first lady introduce first Friends With Paws therapy dog in Pup Rally at Welch Elementary School
04/17/2022
Gov. Jim Justice and first lady Cathy Justice on Friday visited Welch Elementary School in McDowell County for a “Pup Rally” to celebrate the arrival of the state’s first therapy dog through the new Friends With Paws program....read more
One-woman coffee shop may be small, but is a mighty venture for this entrepreneur
04/17/2022
A 140 square-foot space, a heap of hospitality, a splash of coffee and one woman tying it all together....read more
#TheHistoryProject - Mother Jones - Union Organizer & Human Rights Activist: Part 4 - The West Virginia Mine Wars
04/17/2022
It's an old joke that well-behaved women seldom make history and while that may not be true, Mother Jones put the maxim to the test. Having lost her entire family to a yellow fever epidemic, Jones dedicated her life to helping American laborers get......read more
Former UPMC executive tapped to oversee redevelopment of massive Mylan plant
04/16/2022
A former UPMC executive has been named president of WVU Innovation Corp., a Morgantown-based nonprofit that’s redeveloping the former Mylan pharmaceutical manufacturing plant into a small business incubator....read more
Toyota, Kanawha County Schools to team up for two-year workforce training academy
04/16/2022
Toyota is teaming up with Kanawha County Schools for an academy aimed at training interested students for jobs with the company....read more
Marshall to host West Virginia Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship this summer
04/16/2022
West Virginia students in ninth, 10th and 11th grades interested in exploring entrepreneurship as a career can begin by applying to the West Virginia Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship (WVGSE), a three-week experience that will take place this summer.....read more
daily304 - Episode 4.16.2022
04/16/2022
WVU Innovation Corp. announces its new president. Toyota and Kanawha County Schools team up for a workforce training academy. And Marshall’s College of Business hosts the Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship....read more
#TheHistoryProject - Frank Keeney - Union Leader & Renegade: Part 3 - The West Virginia Mine Wars
04/16/2022
Heroes often rise from the place where they were born and Frank Keeney is just such an example. Born in Cabin Creek, he grew up in the epicenter of the labor struggle of West Virginia's southern coalfields. He did not wait for things to get fixed but......read more
Generation West Virginia taking applications for NewForce coding program
04/15/2022
NewForce, Generation West Virginia’s six-month, fully-remote, tuition-free software development training program for West Virginia residents is accepting applications for the next week....read more
Advantage Valley Offers Excellent Health Care Options
04/15/2022
One of the most important resources in any community is a strong and healthy population, and the outstanding collection of health care providers in Advantage Valley is focused on helping the community they serve stay well and active....read more
SBA names annual contest winners in West Virginia
04/15/2022
The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced its 2022 Small Business Persons of the Year winners from West Virginia....read more
daily304 - Episode 4.15.2022
04/15/2022
Generation West Virginia is taking applications for its NewForce coding program. Learn about the Advantage Valley’s healthcare options. And the SBA announces its West Virginia small business winners...read more
#TheHistoryProject - The Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency - Strike Breakers: Part 2- The West Virginia Mine Wars
04/15/2022
Part 2 of the West Virginia Mine Wars series examines the Baldwin-Felts Detectives, whose antagonism created the the nearly 10-year struggle. Famous for their strike breaking, the Baldwin-Felts Detectives' history goes back further to equally......read more
Why … West Virginia?
04/14/2022
Mitch Carmichael, the secretary of West Virginia’s Department of Economic Development, has many reasons why businesses should consider the Mountain State....read more
Revised W.Va. Film Tax Credit Has Hollywood Calling
04/14/2022
As part of our ongoing, occasional series "Effective from Passage," we take a closer look at a bill that reinstates West Virginia’s film tax credit....read more
Statewide mentorship program encourages women business owners to apply
04/14/2022
As the state’s economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, women across West Virginia are being given the opportunity to apply for a new mentorship program....read more
daily304 - Episode 4.14.2022
04/14/2022
West Virginia’s business climate is better than ever, and Sec. of Economic Development Mitch Carmichael highlights examples. The film tax credit is back, and revisions highlighting no cap will boost West Virginia’s competitiveness over surrounding states....read more
TheHistoryProject - Fred Mooney – Labor Leader and Author: Part 1- The West Virginia Mine Wars
04/14/2022
As we observe the 100th anniversary of the West Virginia Mine Wars, we examine the people and events of that great struggle. Part 1 examines Fred Mooney, a UMW leader whose autobiography chronicled the events, creating a record of the largest labor......read more
A Taste of Home – How Pinto beans and cornbread became an Appalachian tradition
04/13/2022
“Appalachian folks: I’m hunting for some @InAppalachia story ideas. What’s something your momaw made that’s unique to where you’re from?”...read more
Register to become a poll worker
04/13/2022
In West Virginia, county executive committees provide the names of persons nominated to work the polls before each election. ...read more
Experience the New River Gorge Bridge from the catwalk
04/13/2022
Bridge Walk offers guided tours of the New River Gorge Bridge from the catwalk 25’ beneath the Bridge. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 4.13.2022
04/13/2022
Learn how pinto beans and cornbread became an Appalachian staple. Sign up to become a poll worker. And, book a guided tour of the New River Gorge Bridge catwalk. ...read more
#TheHistoryProject - Joseph H. Diss Debar - French Immigrant Who Shaped State's Identity
04/13/2022
Every West Virginian knows that “Mountaineers Are Always Free” but what many may not know is that our state motto was a quick addition to our state seal by its designer. A Frenchman came to the mountains and blended the imagery of his old and new homes......read more
State Fair of West Virginia to celebrate ‘Almost Summer in Almost Heaven’
04/12/2022
The State Fair of West Virginia is celebrating the soon-to-be warmer weather on April 23 with "Almost Summer in Almost Heaven," a new family friendly celebration at the State Fairgrounds in Lewisburg....read more
West Virginia native, country music superstar Brad Paisley will be special guest at GameChanger Greenbrier event
04/12/2022
Global country music superstar and West Virginia native Brad Paisley will be the keynote speaker at the second annual GameChanger Golf Classic Dinner Wednesday, June 1, at the world-famous Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs....read more
Huguenin named director of Ascend WV
04/12/2022
West Virginia University’s Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative has appointed Emily Huguenin as the director of Ascend WV....read more
daily304 - Episode 4.12.2022
04/12/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – The State Fair of West Virginia kicks off “Almost Summer” with a festival on April 23. West Virginia native and country music superstar Brad Paisley is keynote speaker at a fundraiser to combat substance abuse. And outdoors......read more
#TheHistoryProject - Collis P. Huntington - Railroad Baron, Industrialist, Empire Builder
04/12/2022
When the great railroad tycoons of 19th century America are examined, Collis P. Huntington is at the top of the list. One of the Big Four who built the Transcontinental Railroad, he then developed the C&O Railway, connecting Newport News, Virginia to a......read more
Your guide to seeing the best sunrises and sunsets this spring
04/11/2022
If you’ve spent any time in the outdoors, you know that the most stunningly beautiful views take on another dimension during a sunrise or sunset. ...read more
For the WVDOH, maintaining expansion joints is an important component of keeping our bridges safe
04/11/2022
West Virginia Division of Highways bridge maintenance workers are cutting, hammering and clearing debris on a bridge in northern Kanawha County as cars and tractor-trailers whiz by at 55 mph. ...read more
Relocate to West Virginia for work, stay for the people
04/11/2022
West Virginia is widely known for its low cost of living, historical coal mining, and beautiful scenery. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 4.11.2022
04/11/2022
Find your perfect sunrise – or sunset – at West Virginia state parks. Bridge maintenance crews get busy repairing expansion joints. And learn why West Virginia is the perfect place for relocation​...read more
#TheHistoryProject - Katherine Johnson - NASA Mathematician Who Gave Us the Moon
04/11/2022
Many legends blaze trails loudly with a roar, but others, like Katherine Johnson, lead us in their own direction with a gentle whisper. After the release of Margot Lee Shetterly's book and the 20th Century Fox film "Hidden Figures," the world learned......read more
Fanti USA begins renovations on first U.S. facility in Weirton, celebrates with groundbreaking ceremony
04/10/2022
Fanti USA, an Italian-based manufacturer, celebrated the start of building renovations for its new production facility on Wednesday, March 30, at the company’s future building at the Half Moon Industrial Park in Weirton....read more
Do you have a barrier to employment?
04/10/2022
Jobs & Hope West Virginia is the state’s comprehensive response to the substance use disorder crisis. ...read more
Event schedule unveiled for Charleston Sternwheel Regatta
04/10/2022
The schedule for one of the most anticipated events in the Kanawha Valley this year, the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta, has been released....read more
TheHistoryProject - The Legend of John Henry - Icon of America's Labor Culture
04/10/2022
In the company of Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and the Mighty Casey, John Henry is a legend whom people see as a proper metaphor for the American spirit. Created from the ideals of African American laborers on the Big Bend Tunnel in in the 1870s in Talcott......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.10.2022
04/10/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Fanti USA begins renovations on its new production facility in Weirton. Jobs & Hope provides employment assistance to West Virginians in recovery. And the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta announces its musical lineup and events......read more
Tour Blenko Glass factory
04/09/2022
Step into our studio to see how Blenko glass water bottles, vases, and more are made. ...read more
Mountain biking adventures at West Virginia state parks and forests
04/09/2022
You might prefer keeping your boots in contact with the trail, but we’re here to let you know that there’s more than one way to enjoy West Virginia’s incredible trails....read more
West Virginia continues efforts to create a thriving environment for entrepreneurs
04/09/2022
The last five years have been monumental for creating an environment where West Virginia’s small business owners and entrepreneurs are welcomed and can thrive....read more
#TheHistoryProject - George Washington's Kanawha Tracts - Founding Father's West Virginia Claims
04/09/2022
While George Washington is famous for his grand estate, Mt. Vernon, in Virginia, few may know he owned thousands of acres in what would become West Virginia. As an surveyor and a veteran of the French & Indian and Revolutionary wars, Washington......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.9.2022
04/09/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Take a tour of Blenko Glass factory. Plan your Almost Heaven biking adventure at WV state parks. And the state creates a thriving environment for entrepreneurs. Read more…...read more
Best places to see wildflower this spring
04/08/2022
Few things are as beautiful as springtime in Almost Heaven, when the first pastel blooms peek out from its wooded hillsides and grassy fields. The season’s mild temperatures make this an ideal time to take a stroll to see what wildflowers and flowering......read more
New law offers home construction incentives to compliment economic development push
04/08/2022
New West Virginia home construction incentives could offset housing shortages for middle-class, skilled workers. Gov. Jim Justice signed the Build WV bill into law Friday at the West Virginia Home Show. “We know there are places in our state that are......read more
Spring fire season is here: Let’s do our part to prevent wildfires
04/08/2022
Spring has arrived in West Virginia’s mountains. The flowering trees and wildflowers wake from their winter slumber, peppering the fields and forests with color. It’s a time for renewal, signified by warm, blustery days. It’s also a time to be extra......read more
#TheHistoryProject - The Wheeling Convention - The Origins of West Virginia
04/08/2022
No other state was ever torn from another as was West Virginia. With the Civil War looming on the horizon, The Richmond Convention gave Virginia the opportunity to secede from the United States and The Wheeling Convention restored the rights of the......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.8.2022
04/08/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Learn what spring wildflowers to look for at WV state parks. The Build WV law is may offset housing shortages. And do your part to prevent wildfires. Read more…...read more
Lewisburg Chocolate Festival scheduled for April 9th, 2022
04/07/2022
The Lewisburg Chocolate Festival finally returns after being canceled due to COVID in 2020 and 2021. It is scheduled for April 9th, 2022 between 11am-4pm. The impressive lineup of tasting locations throughout the city center features 44 businesses......read more
Pandemic pushed fresh approaches to innovation
04/07/2022
Covid-19 resulted in more of a sense of togetherness being developed in various segments of life. The pandemic, for example, bolstered unity in agencies and organizations that provide a helping hand to smaller-scale entrepreneurship efforts, says Judy......read more
Gov. Jim Justice announced multi-million-dollar business expansion in Raleigh County
04/07/2022
A global packaging product manufacturer expanded their business in Raleigh County. Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday, April 1, Klöckner Pentaplast will invest in a multi-million-dollar expansion at their Beaver, WV plant. The Beaver plant was named......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.7.2022
04/07/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Chocoholics rejoice: Lewisburg’s sweetest festival returns this month! The pandemic prompts the business community to think out of the box. And an expansion at a Beaver manufacturing plant will put millions into state and local......read more
Franklin looks to boost profile as a Monongahela National Forest town
04/06/2022
Franklin is one of 10 incorporated towns, considered Monongahela National Forest gateway communities, that have banded together to enhance local social, ecological and economic health and vitality. Known as Mon Forest Towns, officials are currently......read more
Officials show off ‘The Port of West Virginia’
04/06/2022
For years, it’s simply been the riverfront around the Follansbee area. But now, it’s The Port of West Virginia. On Wednesday, officials hosted a day-long event they termed an economic development forum. They describe the port as “perfectly situated on......read more
Fanti USA welcomed to Weirton
04/06/2022
The Weirton community welcomed a new international neighbor Wednesday, with a ceremony marking the arrival of Fanti USA to the Upper Ohio Valley. A subsidiary of Italian company Gruppo Fanti, Fanti USA will be the manufacturer’s first operation in the......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.6.2022
04/06/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Franklin looks for ways to promote itself as an official Mon Forest Town; the new Port of West Virginia is positioned at the epicenter of steel country; and a new manufacturing company brings more jobs to the Weirton area......read more
#TheHistoryProject - The Niagara Movement at Harpers Ferry - The Battle Waged for Racial Equality
04/06/2022
Frustrated with the decline of Reconstruction, author and intellectual W.E.B. DuBois organized the greatest African American minds of the early 20th Century to form the Niagara Movement. After its first conference held in Canada, the movement's first......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.5.2022
04/05/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Core10’s co-founder chats about the company’s fintech innovation; follow along as Lonely Planet embarks on a road trip through Almost Heaven; and learn why mentorship and entrepreneurship belong together. Read more…...read more
Vantage Ventures entrepreneur spotlight series Female leaders in fintech
04/05/2022
We are extremely fortunate at Vantage Ventures to have a growing community of entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a real and tangible difference. By supporting teams of creative thinkers and problem-solvers — and leveraging the untapped......read more
The ultimate Appalachian road trip through West Virginia
04/05/2022
Country roads may not take you home on this curvy drive through the Appalachians, but the gorgeous views and small-town hospitality make it clear why West Virginians embrace John Denver’s classic song. This adventure is made for driving, with scenic......read more
Mentorship and Entrepreneurship: Why the Two Belong Together
04/05/2022
We see the influence of mentorship every day: in our own lives, in the lives of our friends and family, and in the media we consume. Many of the most influential politicians, businesspeople and cultural icons we admire have credited mentors as a key......read more
#TheHistoryProject - Eloise Hughes Smith - Survivor of the Titanic
04/05/2022
In a world of survivors, Huntington resident Eloise Hughes Smith stands out. The daughter of a Congressman and one of the nation's most politically influential families, Eloise married Lucian Smith of Morgantown and their honeymoon would end on that......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.4.2022
04/04/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – WVU presents a free webinar on lean manufacturing; a new pub brings a taste of Ireland to Putnam County; and watch History Project videos about fascinating people, places and events in West Virginia’s past. Read more…...read more
Free webinar offered on manufacturing solutions
04/04/2022
It is no secret that every organization is filled with limitless challenges and opportunities. Unfortunately, many organizations struggle with the day-to-day requirements of their operation leaving no time for identifying challenges and the......read more
Connolly’s Irish Pub: A Taste of Dublin in Hurricane
04/04/2022
In a historic, 130-year-old building in downtown Hurricane, West Virginia, locals order bangers and mash, fish and chips, or shepherd’s pie and get a taste of Ireland from Connolly’s Irish Pub. A lawyer by trade, co-owner Steven Connolly had dreamed......read more
Watch History Project videos online
04/04/2022
The History Project is a series of dynamic videos created by the West Virginia Department of Commerce highlighting people, places, and events throughout West Virginia’s history. The videos are free to watch on YouTube. Learn about Nobel Laureate Peal......read more
#TheHistoryProject - Frank Buckles: The Last Surviving American World War I Veteran
04/04/2022
As Americans celebrate Memorial Day, we are reminded of the sacrifices made by our veterans who kept the United States and most of the world free. What better time to examine the fascinating life of Charles Town hero Frank Buckles, who lived to be the......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.3.2022
04/03/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Register now for the annual Tour de Coal community paddle; explore Almost Heaven’s charming mountain towns … and spend some quality family time with West Virginia state parks. Read more…...read more
Register for the Tour de Coal
04/03/2022
Mark your calendar for the Tour de Coal on Saturday, June 18. The tour is an annual community paddle trip supporting the Coal River Group’s river restoration efforts. Bring your own canoe, kayak or SUP board … shuttles will be provided. Register today!...read more
West Virginia’s most charming mountain towns
04/03/2022
West Virginia’s mountain towns are more than just launchpads for Appalachian adventures. From the charming towns of Fayetteville and Lewisburg to historic Harpers Ferry, the state’s favorite mountain communities (and small cities) are also amazing......read more
Family-friendly state park destinations in West Virginia
04/03/2022
Been cooped up with the kids most of the winter? Cure your cabin fever with a visit to one of these family-friendly destinations. Whether you’re planning a spring break, summer vacation, or just a weekend getaway, West Virginia state parks and forests......read more
#TheHistoryProject -The Mound Builders: The First West Virginians
04/03/2022
The first European settlers, in what is now West Virginia, were the first non-native people to see the large mounds created by Indian cultures of prehistory. These mounds sit on what little flat land our state has, and along the many storied rivers......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.2.2022
04/02/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – View an interactive map of Fallout 76’s West Virginia locations; the popular TV show Barnwood Builders is back, and with a new project in Greenbrier County; and three historic Fayetteville schoolhouses will be converted to......read more
Insider’s Guide to Real-World WV Locations in Fallout 76
04/02/2022
Looking to explore the real-life Mountain State locations in Fallout 76? You’ve come to the right place. Through an exclusive partnership with Bethesda Softworks, we’ve got the inside scoop on all the West Virginia sites. They’ve worked with us to......read more
West Virginia-based Barnwood Builders returns for 13th season
04/02/2022
Season 13 of the hit show Barnwood Builders is ready to launch. Greenbrier County resident Mark Bowe and his West Virginia based crew have become a hit travelling across the country delicately demolishing 100-plus-year-old cabins and repurposing them......read more
Historic Fayetteville schoolhouses to become hotel, townhomes
04/02/2022
Three Historic Fayetteville schoolhouses will soon be transformed into upscale hotels, apartments and townhomes. Inside the nearly 100-year-old former Fayetteville High School building, Gov. Jim Justice announced a $15 million tourism and redevelopment......read more
#TheHistoryProject - Daniel Boone: Great American Pioneer
04/02/2022
American legend Daniel Boone’s exploration of the Appalachian Mountains of the Colonial American frontier played an important, historical role in early day Pt. Pleasant in modern day West Virginia. He is celebrated for his contributions to our country......read more
daily304 - Episode 4.1.2022
04/01/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – A new research facility may be bringing more jobs to Fairmont; construction is expected to begin soon on the new steel mill in Mason County … and Gat Creek Furniture expands its facilities. Read more…...read more
Fairmont City Council hears plan to develop autonomous vehicle testing facility
04/01/2022
Fairmont City Council got a look Tuesday night at a plan to develop the old Fairmont Coke Works site at Sharon Steel Corporation property in East Side. West Virginia University’s BrickStreet Development Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and......read more
Nucor invests $1B in W.Va. mill so far, with more expected this year
04/01/2022
One of the first things John Farris, vice president and general manager of North Carolina-based Nucor Corp., said during his opening remarks at the 2022 West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition in Charleston on Wednesday is that a new steel......read more
Gat Creek expands factory to build more furniture
04/01/2022
One of the unpredictable aspects of the Covid pandemic has been its effect on businesses. While some categories struggled and even failed due to the quarantines that kept customers at home, others have flourished. All of this “home time” has......read more
#TheHistoryProject: Harman & Margaret Blennerhassett - Espionage and intrigue in Colonial America
04/01/2022
In the middle of the Ohio River between Parkersburg, West Virginia and Belpre, Ohio, sits Blennerhassett Island, a place named for the Anglo-Irish Gentry who built their estate there in the 18th century and named it for themselves. But this paradise......read more
daily304 - Episode 3.31.2022
03/31/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Instagram users have their favorite spots in Almost Heaven – can you guess the Top 5 scenic locations? A Bridgeport hospital expands its facilities and services; and a new airport project is expected to bring up to 800 more jobs......read more
Most Instagrammable Spots
03/31/2022
The Mountain State is well-known for its incredible beauty and outdoor adventures. While in Almost Heaven, visitors will find cozy mountain escapes among the rolling hills of Appalachia. Many have enjoyed West Virginia’s beauty through photographs and......read more
United Hospital Center growth plans include wing, school of nursing and new pediatric center
03/31/2022
In yet another challenging year for the health care industry nationwide, the staff at WVU Medicine-United Hospital Center in Bridgeport rose to the occasion to ensure that patients received appropriate care and that the hospital can continue growth to......read more
Aerospace industry remains an important economic driver in North Central West Virginia
03/31/2022
The North Central West Virginia aerospace industry remains one of the region’s primary economic drivers. Bridgeport’s North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB) and the collection of aerospace-related businesses surrounding it generate a total annual......read more
daily304 - Episode 3.30.2022
03/30/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – What’s it like to catch a record muskie? Angler Luke King gives the details; WV’s Jobs & Hopes program honors its latest class; and a comedy festival comes to Morgantown. Read more…...read more
What Happens After You Catch a State Record Muskie—Including Video of the Release
03/30/2022
As reported by Field & Stream on Monday, Luke King, 27, caught a new state-record muskie in the highlands of West Virginia over the weekend. Smashing the old record by over 11 pounds, the 55-inch beast was a once-in-a-lifetime haul. But what happens......read more
Comedy Festival Brings Morgantown Laughs For Days
03/30/2022
When you think of West Virginia, many things come to mind. But comedy is probably not the first or even second on the list. Cody Cannon is a Morgantown comedian. He works in the restaurant industry by day, but he’s passionate about what he does. He’s......read more
daily304 - Episode 3.29.2022
03/29/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – MVB Bank’s CEO talks fintech and reaching a major milestone; learn more about the emerging industry of technology and information services; and public safety agencies are hiring! Read more…...read more
A conversation between Sarah Biller, executive director of Vantage Ventures, and Larry Mazza, CEO of MVB Financial Corp. an
03/29/2022
MVB Bank has differentiated itself through its commitment to fintech. Why is fintech so important to the company? “Our journey into Fintech has followed an evolu​​tionary path. MVB realized that banks were rapidly becoming the yellow-top taxis in an......read more
The information technology industry is thriving in West Virginia
03/29/2022
Technology & Information Services is an emerging industry in West Virginia. This growing cluster of researchers and practitioners includes university research facilities, government agencies and commercial enterprises. The concentration of Technology......read more
Public safety jobs in West Virginia are hiring
03/29/2022
What is better than an amazing community? Having a rewarding career to support it! Public safety jobs are among the most important jobs in West Virginia because they ensure safe communities and support the high quality of life that the Mountain State......read more
What is Lemongrass Kitchen?
03/28/2022
Lemongrass Kitchen is a shared-use kitchen concept that removes costly barriers for start-ups....read more
Institute infuses W.Va. syrup-making with innovation
03/28/2022
Making maple syrup used to be fairly common in West Virginia, though as more people began buying sugar and other syrups at the store, the practice faded....read more
Glamping: Luxury camping accommodations
03/28/2022
Do you like spending time in nature but hate the idea of roughing it? Try glamping instead. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 3.28.2022
03/28/2022
Lemongrass Kitchen provides startup space to budding entrepreneurs; maple syrup farms get a boost from technology; and glamping options about in Almost Heaven....read more
Family-friendly state park destinations in West Virginia
03/27/2022
Been cooped up with the kids most of the winter? Cure your cabin fever with a visit to one of these family-friendly destinations....read more
WV State Fair adds 90s country music artists to lineup
03/27/2022
Officials from the State Fair of West Virginia announced that they are adding two country music legends to the fair’s 2022 Concert Series....read more
Engineered Hardwood vs Solid Hardwood – Which is better?
03/27/2022
Is there much difference between engineered hardwood and solid hardwood? Ted Gregerson of Ted’s Abbey Carpet & Floor gives you the answer....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.27.2022
03/27/2022
Plan a family getaway at a West Virginia state park; the State Fair of West Virginia adds to its 2022 concert lineup; and learn the difference between engineered and solid hardwood flooring....read more
Betsy Sweeny: Saving Old Buildings in Wheeling, WV
03/26/2022
Betsy Sweeny and her home restoration project have been featured on Cheap Old Houses and Magnolia Network’s new show, “In With the Old.” ...read more
West Virginia Gold Rush returns March 29
03/26/2022
The West Virginia Gold Rush is returning for its fifth year this spring! ...read more
New federal program aims to help homeowners affected by COVID-19 pandemic
03/26/2022
Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Housing Development Fund are pleased to announce the launch of a new program to help West Virginia homeowners affected by COVID-19....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.26.2022
03/26/2022
Wheeling Heritage provides technical assistance on old home restorations; the Gold Rush returns to West Virginia’s lakes and streams this spring; and a new federal program targets homeowners in need of assistance....read more
Look for these trees in your neighborhood as they transition into spring
03/25/2022
Spring is bursting out all over and painting the West Virginia hills with bright splashes of color....read more
How to use community resources to advance your business
03/25/2022
One question we receive often here at The Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University, known to most people simply as RCBI, is how to best manufacture a product while properly receiving the funding to continue developing your company. ...read more
Resilient West Virginia: building momentum to secure Appalachia’s future
03/25/2022
The Resilient West Virginia Coalition will serve as a catalyst for the future of West Virginia to advance national security and economic security for the United States of America....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.25.2022
03/25/2022
The West Virginia Division of Forestry offers tips for identifying spring blooms; the Robert C. Byrd Institute offers resources for manufacturing businesses; and Resilient WV boosts manufacturing and cybersecurity jobs...read more
WPHS Robotics Team to head to World Championships in Texas
03/24/2022
Wheeling Park High School Vex Robotics team is heading to Texas! They will be competing in the World Championships with 800 other high school teams!...read more
Marshall students learn to thwart cyber attacks with help From W.Va. National Guard, tech companies
03/24/2022
One of the best ways to prevent cyber attacks is to hire someone to try to hack a system. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 3.24.2022
03/24/2022
Discover the history and mystery behind West Virginia state parks and forests; Wheeling Park High scShool heads to the world robotics championships; and Marshall University teams with the National Guard to prevent cyber attacks....read more
SBDC Day 2022: Celebrating Another Year of Helping WV Small Businesses Succeed
03/23/2022
Since 1983 the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) and our network of partners has helped construct a statewide ecosystem to foster the spirit, support, and success of thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators....read more
W.Va. Dept. of Agriculture announces veteran's grant program
03/23/2022
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture has announced a request for applications for its 2022 Veterans and Heroes to Agriculture Grant Program, according to state Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt....read more
Murder Mystery Dinner: Blackwater Falls
03/23/2022
On April 30, it’s murder mystery at Blackwater Falls Lodge!...read more
Discover the History and Mystery of WV State Parks
03/23/2022
West Virginia state parks and forests are best known for their natural beauty, but there’s also a great deal of history and mystery associated with these places. Are you familiar with the colorful background of these parks?...read more
daily304 - Episode 3.23.2022
03/23/2022
WV SBDC earns recognition for Small Business Development Day; veterans are encouraged to apply for an agriculture grant; and help solve a “murder” – while eating dinner – at Bl ackwater Falls....read more
POSaBIT Launches Point of Sale for Cannabis Retailers in West Virginia
03/22/2022
POSaBIT Systems Corporation, the leading provider of point of sale software and payments infrastructure in the cannabis industry, is proud to announce their entry into the West Virginia medical cannabis market, where they are now live with their point......read more
CFOAM-From-West-Virginia-Coal-Mines-to-Outer-Space
03/22/2022
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?...read more
Livability Advantage Valley, WV
03/22/2022
In search of a new place to call home? Well, look no further because Advantage Valley, WV has everything you are looking for and more, we promise!...read more
daily304 - Episode 3.22.2022
03/22/2022
POSaBIT launches a point of sale for cannabis retailers in West Virginia; learn how a WV manufacturer converts coal into carbon foam; and discover beauty and opportunity in the Advantage Valley...read more
Autumn Colors Express trains scheduled to run once again in October 2022
03/21/2022
The Autumn Colors Express Train is now back on the 2022 Schedule and tickets are now available for purchase....read more
Cryptids, Local Food, Artwork Celebrated In W.Va. Board Game
03/21/2022
Mothman's been sighted again in West Virginia. And he's looking for a meal....read more
Innovators and Entrepreneurs Ep. 2 - Todd Cope
03/21/2022
Todd Cope, CEO of CentralAPP, is a West Virginian on the go. Last year, he and his Tesla made a cross-country trek from West Virginia to Silicon Valley to highlight tech jobs in places you might not expect them....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.21.2022
03/21/2022
Book your seat now on the popular Autumn Colors Express train ride; Check out “Hungry for Humans,” the new board game featuring West Virginia monsters; and hear what former Silicon Valley exec and native West Virginian Todd Cope has to say about tech job...read more
Discover adventure in the Mountain State: A guide to Pipestem and Bluestone state parks
03/20/2022
Pipestem State Park offers a much-needed oasis and reprieve from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. ...read more
The WV Gold Rush returns
03/20/2022
The West Virginia Gold Rush returns March 29 – April 9, 2022. For the fifth year in a row, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is planning statewide stockings of the Mountain State’s very own golden rainbow trout. ...read more
Fisheries organization shows Marshall students new opportunities
03/20/2022
Marshall University students have brought back an organization that brings passion and fieldwork together....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.20.2022
03/20/2022
Plan a getaway to Pipestem and Bluestone state parks; the Gold Rush returns to West Virginia’s lakes and streams; and Marshall reopens an American Fisheries Society chapter....read more
Conquer Tax Season with 3 Simple Steps
03/19/2022
Whether you’re a brand new business owner or you’ve been in business for decades, tax season can be daunting. ...read more
The Wheeling Suspension Bridge - The Engineering Marvel That Shaped America's Industrial Age
03/19/2022
In the 19th century, the National Road reached from Cumberland, Md., to Wheeling but was hindered by the wide Ohio River....read more
This spot in the West Virginia mountains has become a shopping and dining destination
03/19/2022
Pocohontas County, West Virginia, is known for exhilarating outdoor adventure and comes with a side of Appalachian hospitality, stargazing, and the best maple syrup around....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.19.2022
03/19/2022
The WV SBDC offers tips for preparing your taxes; learn how the Wheeling Suspension Bridge shaped America’s Industrial Age; and discover nature, history and science in scenic Pocahontas County....read more
‘Rocket Boy’ Homer Hickam helps send West Virginia kids to Space Camp
03/18/2022
West Virginia native and former NASA engineer Homer Hickam, who serves on the board of Space Camp in Huntsville, AL, in conjunction with Adams Hallmark stores in West Virginia, has announced the 2022 winners of the H.M. “Mike” Adams Memorial Space Camp......read more
What Is Resilient West Virginia?
03/18/2022
When it comes to recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, cities and towns in West Virginia are in a better place to build back better than many other communities in the country and a group of state agencies and organizations are out to prove it....read more
Vantage Ventures presents 2021 Impact Report
03/18/2022
Since opening our doors in October of 2019, Vantage Ventures remains committed to its mission of empowering the next generation of talented, motivated entrepreneurs to build impactful, technology businesses tackling complex challenges....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.18.2022
03/18/2022
West Virginia writer and NASA engineer Homer Hickam announces space camp scholarships; Resilient West Virginia creates economic opportunities for state residents and businesses; and Vantage Ventures empowers entrepreneurs....read more
Know the Danger Before You Burn
03/17/2022
Spring Fire Season is March 1 through May 31. Burning is prohibited during this time from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m....read more
Dow Chemical – West Virginia Operations Rolls Out Apprenticeship Program
03/17/2022
In 2018, Dow Chemical debuted its West Virginia Operations apprenticeship program. ...read more
West Virginia Symphony Orchestra ready to celebrate magic wands, lightsabers
03/17/2022
The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present “Harry Potter vs. Star Wars” at 2:30 p.m. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 3.17.2022
03/17/2022
Spring Fire Season is here – Stay safe! Follow burning guidelines and consult the wildfire danger map; Dow Chemical offers paid apprenticeships in manufacturing jobs; and the WV Symphony presents “Harry Potter vs. Star Wars.” ...read more
Bridgeport's (West Virginia) Hillbilly Barrels provides alternative furniture option
03/16/2022
Two neighbors and family friends from Bridgeport are using skills mastered during the COVID-19 pandemic in their new furniture business....read more
West Virginia Training and Conference Center
03/16/2022
The West Virginia Training and Conference Center (WVTCC) offers the community, government organizations and companies a modern conference center with classrooms and access to mine and electrical labs that are furnished with special equipment and the lates...read more
Caperton investor group bringing salmon farm to Appalachia
03/16/2022
Caperton announced Wednesday that the 20-acre aquaculture center will be constructed in Raleigh County and will use water from abandoned mines to hatch and nourish salmon....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.16.2022
03/16/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Hillbilly Barrels crafts custom-made furniture in Bridgeport; a conference center outside Charleston has everything your company needs for training; and a salmon farm is expected to bring more jobs to southern West Virginia......read more
NOAA launches GOES-T climate and weather satellite, data to be stored in Fairmont, West Virginia
03/15/2022
On March 1, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration launched the GOES-T weather satellite, the most recent in a series of satellites that will pull weather data from the Earth and store it locally in Fairmont....read more
New Owners Assume the Helm at West Virginia’s Iconic Water Stone Outdoors
03/15/2022
Holly Fussell, and her former Navy SEAL husband, Chris Fussell have recently purchased Water Stone Outdoors, an outdoor retail shop that has served as an anchor in the New River Gorge climbing and outdoor community since its founding in 1994. ...read more
Resilient West Virginia: Building Momentum to Secure Appalachia’s Future
03/15/2022
The Resilient West Virginia coalition will serve as a catalyst for the future of West Virginia to advance national security and economic security for the United States of America....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.15.2022
03/15/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Data from NOAA satellite launch will be stored in Fairmont; Fayetteville retailer Water Stone Outdoors changes hands; and Resilient West Virginia targets employment in underserved areas. Read more…...read more
At Moon Flower, a hemp business run by three generations of Appalachian women, business is blooming
03/14/2022
Most mornings in the spring of 2019, sisters Riley and Macie Queen got up before daybreak and drove out to their family’s hemp farm in central West Virginia with their childhood friend Cayla Collett....read more
FASTER WV Webinar: Growing Your Tourism Business
03/14/2022
More than 10,000 people travel annually into Advantage Valley to access our region’s most amazing mountains, rivers, hiking trails, biking trails and other outdoor amenities. ...read more
Developer seeks tenant for Class A warehouse in Martinsburg
03/14/2022
Red Rock Developments, along with strategic partner, Cresset Real Estate Partners, has broken ground on a major Class A speculative industrial facility in Martinsburg and is seeking to secure a tenant before the site’s completed construction in early 2023...read more
daily304 - Episode 3.14.2022
03/14/2022
Business is booming at a Buckhannon hemp farm; register for a free webinar on starting your own tourism business; and a Martinsburg warehouse has openings for tenants....read more
Student leaders kick off second year of the West Virginia Student Success Leadership Council
03/13/2022
The West Virginia Student Success Leadership Council (WVSSLC) kicked off its second year in a virtual conference last week attended by 55 student leaders representing 49 high schools and six colleges and universities across the state....read more
19 Best Things to Do in Berkeley Springs, WV
03/13/2022
Just like when capturing the heart of singer John Denver, the country roads and mountains of West Virginia will leave you wanting to sing its praises....read more
Deep roots, high tunnels: Wellsburg family finds success in their farming roots
03/13/2022
When Britney Hervey-Farris and her husband Charlie Farris began farming a decade ago, some things were a mystery. Big things, like how to grow crops and how to run a business....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.13.2022
03/13/2022
Student leaders from across the state meet to help peers with education; try out these 19 fun things to do in Berkeley Springs; and a Wellsburg family marks eight generations of farming. ...read more
WV Construction & Design EXPO 2022 set for March 23-24 at Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center
03/12/2022
The 2022 West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition (EXPO) will be held March 23-24 at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center....read more
About Txt 4 Success
03/12/2022
In 2014, College for West Virginia began a pilot project to provide students with college-counseling via text message. ...read more
Subscribe to the Daily304 podcast
03/12/2022
Get the scoop on all the latest happenings throughout West Virginia. Subscribe to the Daily304 podcast on Spotify....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.12.2022
03/12/2022
The WV Construction and Design EXPO comes to Charleston this month; a new service provides college counseling via text message; and subscribe to the Daily304 podcast....read more
Local female-owned bridal shop has been open for roughly eight decades
03/11/2022
With Women’s History Month well underway, one local female-owned business has had the doors open for roughly eight decades....read more
Scheduled Tire Collection Events
03/11/2022
​​​​​Only tires from state residents will be accepted. Please have your WV ID ​ready when you sign in....read more
Affordable Summers County camp teaches kids about environment, feeds veggie meals
03/11/2022
Set inside a bend in the Greenbrier River, Camp Thomas E. Lightfoot served coal miners’ children for decades....read more
Fairmont, West Virginia, based High Technology Foundation lays out plans for Phase III of I-79 High Tech Park expansion
03/10/2022
The High Technology Foundation is continuing its mission to expand the I-79 High Technology Park into unused pieces of the organization’s property, and officials look forward to making strides in that development this year....read more
Scout camp offers seasonal employment
03/10/2022
The Summit Bechtel Reserve is looking for some excellent seasonal staff to support summer programming and year-round operations at our 10,000 acre facility in Wild & Wonderful West Virginia....read more
West Virginia’s first forester’s influence is still felt today
03/10/2022
Does the name A.B. Brooks sound familiar to you?...read more
daily304 - Episode 3.10.2022
03/10/2022
Phase III expansion is underway at a Fairmont tech park; Summit Bechtel Reserve is seeking seasonal workers; and learn about the contributions of West Virginia’s first forester....read more
The Best Hikes in the Dolly Sods
03/09/2022
In the Dolly Sods Wilderness, day hikers and backpackers can head into an impressive stretch of mountains, hardwood forest and upland bogs, leaving the east coast bustle behind for the hills. ...read more
Governor Justice announces AML grants
03/09/2022
Nine economic and tourism development projects in West Virginia received funding recently from the Abandoned Mine Lands grant funds....read more
W.Va. Water Trails: How Guyandotte River Access Points United A Community
03/09/2022
There are 26 official West Virginia Water Trails in the state. Earning the status can take years of work....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.9.2022
03/09/2022
Backpacker magazine recommends day hikes in the Dolly Sods; Gov. Justice announces tourism and economic development grants; and West Virginia’s water trails continue to lure business....read more
New meat processing facility brings jobs to Kanawha County
03/08/2022
​ A new processing facility is coming to the eastern part of Kanawha County. Appalachian Abattoir held a ribbon cutting today, March 1....read more
WV Inventors Society to Launch April 21
03/08/2022
The West Virginia Inventors Society (WVIS) will launch April 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park....read more
Don’t miss WV spring fish stockings
03/08/2022
West Virginia fish hatcheries and fish stockings began in the late 1800s, but it wasn’t until the 1950s that larger hatcheries were built, and fish production and stocking began to increase. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 3.8.2022
03/08/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – A meat processing plant opens in Kanawha County, creating 35 jobs; the West Virginia Inventors Society launches next month; and spring trout stockings have arrived Almost Heaven. Read more…...read more
Opportunity Move
03/07/2022
West Virginia is positioned to assist your agency in mitigating risk, reducing your expense budget and providing upskilling, workforce recruitment and training opportunities....read more
Building Momentum to Secure Appalachia’s Future
03/07/2022
The Resilient West Virginia coalition will serve as a catalyst for the future of West Virginia to advance national security and economic security for the United States of America....read more
Learn more about Rock Springs Business Park
03/07/2022
Located along the Ohio River in Chester, West Virginia, the former TS&T Pottery Site now presents an opportunity for a dynamic brownfields redevelopment. The Rock Springs Business Park is primed with opportunities....read more
daily304 - Episode 3.7.2022
03/07/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Learn how the state’s Opportunity Move assists federal agencies; Resilient West Virginia supports industry growth in the Mountain State; and take a virtual tour of Rock Springs Business Park. Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 3.6.2022
03/06/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – A building manufacturer is coming to Bluefield, creating up to 300 jobs; Helvetia’s Fasnacht festival returns; and learn about the advantages of living in the Beckley-Raleigh County region. Read more…...read more
Omnis Building Technologies Will Build $40M Facility In West Virginia
03/06/2022
Omnis Building Technologies will build a $40 million, 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Bluefield, WV. The plant, which create between 150 and 300 jobs, will manufacture housing materials that will revolutionize the future of residential......read more
In a Tiny Appalachian Village, a Beloved Festival Returns
03/06/2022
HELVETIA, W.Va. — As the sun set below the ridgelines of the Appalachian Mountains on Saturday evening, revelers donned fantastical papier-mâché masks — a bright red creature with striped horns, a boar with a floral headdress, an autumn leaf — and......read more
Guest Column: Celebrating a welcoming lifestyle and adventure
03/06/2022
Have you ever thought about the advantages of a small region like Beckley-Raleigh County, W.Va.? A place like ours is overflowing with nice folks, colorful culture and plenty of outdoor adventure. It doesn’t take long to feel welcomed by our authentic......read more
daily304 - Episode 3.5.2022
03/05/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Cheesemaking is a family tradition in Helvetia; started as a home business during the 2020 COVID-19 shutdown, Bolivar Bakery expands to a Harpers Ferry storefront; and Skip Lineberg discusses “wisdom hacks” from The Main Thing......read more
Family revives tradition of Swiss cheese making in Helvetia, West Virginia
03/05/2022
In a basement kitchen, a pot on the stove full of what looks like soured milk sat on low heat. Thrayron Morgan had her arm submerged in the liquid, and she was carefully cutting up the mixture with her hands. “It just feels like oh goodness, like jello......read more
JCDA's February Business Spotlight Bolivar Bread Bakery
03/05/2022
Welcome to the JCDA’s February business spotlight. This month we are featuring Bolivar Bread Bakery. Bolivar Bread is owned and operated by Katie Kopsick and is now located at 914 Washington Street in Harpers Ferry, WV. Did you know that according to......read more
Innovators and Entrepreneurs Ep. 1 - Skip Lineberg
03/05/2022
West Virginia native Skip Lineberg’s goal is to help people get better at life by hacking wisdom in under 10 minutes. Lineberg is the founder of the Main Thing, a platform that connects listeners with wisdom in their effort to live their best lives......read more
Bridging Innovation: WV Entrepreneurship’s Coming Out Party!
03/04/2022
Starting in the summer of 2019, the West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem began to plan for a large convening of the group in what would be the first ever WV Entrepreneurship Conference. Sponsors were engaged, speakers were found, the location was......read more
TechWrxWV Program Helping to Create Meaningful, Measurable Change in WV
03/04/2022
TechConnect West Virginia’s recently completed TechWrxWV project resulted in the creation of 125 new jobs, the retention of 114 existing jobs, the launch of 34 new businesses and attracted $10.3 million in follow-on funding for entrepreneurs and......read more
Video: Watch 4 Million Cubic Yards of Earth Moved in 15 Months at Menards Charles Pointe Crossing Site
03/04/2022
It was visible, for those with a quick eye or fortunate to be in the passenger seat of a vehicle, to those wondering about the massive construction on the northbound side of Jerry Dove Drive from the rest area to the Jerry Dove Drive exit......read more
daily304 - Episode 3.4.2022
03/04/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Register for the first-ever Entrepreneurship Conference next month; and watch video of the new shopping complex coming to Bridgeport. Read more…...read more
West Virginia farm nominated for ‘Best Chef’ award
03/03/2022
Featured on “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” and in The New York Times, Lost Creek Farm offers a unique take on mountain cuisine, defined by story-rich recipes, time-honored techniques and newly emerging regional traditions. Operated by Mike Costello......read more
West Virginia holds strict standards for forest fire laws in order to protect one of the state’s most valuable resources
03/03/2022
West Virginia holds strict standards for forest fire laws in order to protect one of the state’s most valuable resources – our forests. Please be completely familiar with the following requirements any time you are burning outdoors. All fires must have......read more
This Is What Can Happen When An Area Becomes A National Park
03/03/2022
Attendance was up dramatically at many national parks last year, including New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. In fact, in 2021, nearly 1.7 million people visited New River Gorge, according to the National Park Service (NPS). Before that, the......read more
daily304 - Episode 3.3.2022
03/03/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Discover mountain cuisine at Lost Creek Farm; Spring fire season starts this month; and check out these handy tips for visiting the New River Gorge. Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 3.2.2022
03/02/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Fintech finds a great home in Advantage Valley -- #YesWV; Register for free classes on patents and trademarks; and learn about environmental careers at a festival at WVU Potomac State. Read more…...read more
Core10 Finds Major Advantages in the Advantage Valley, WV Area
03/02/2022
Advantage Valley has a growing technology sector, and one of the many innovative companies doing business is Core10, a financial technology company founded in 2015. The company develops software products and services for banks, credit unions and......read more
Intellectual Property Seminars with the US Patent and Trademark Office April 26 – May 17, 2022
03/02/2022
The “BEST in West Virginia” program, presented by TechConnect West Virginia and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center is celebrating World IP day by partnering with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to present a series of seminars in......read more
Learn about environmental careers at STEM Festival
03/02/2022
Local representatives with environmental careers will present hands-on activities and answer questions about careers in their fields at the Mineral County Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Festival at West Virginia University Potomac State......read more
daily304 - Episode 3.1.2022
03/01/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Tech companies are hiring – find a job in Almost Heaven; coalition forms to advance national and economic security; and the Robert C. Byrd Institute provides services to entrepreneurs. Read more…...read more
Looking for a new career?
03/01/2022
Pursuing a career in tech in West Virginia offers you a unique chance to evolve and polish your entrepreneurial skills. In fact, West Virginia is one of few states that has passed a “Sandbox Legislation” to encourage startup activities and......read more
Building Momentum to Secure Appalachia’s Future
03/01/2022
The Resilient West Virginia coalition will serve as a catalyst for the future of West Virginia to advance national security and economic security for the United States of America. This effort serves to diversify West Virginia’s economy by creating......read more
RCBI provides service to entrepreneurs
03/01/2022
Entrepreneurs see a need that isn’t being met by the market and innovate a new way to meet that need. They invest their time, energy and capital into developing fresh ideas then making their products and services available to others. Being an......read more
daily304 - Episode 2.28.2022
02/28/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – KUDO solves language barriers between businesses; find out why distribution and fulfillment centers say “YesWV”; and a new partnership expands economic education at WVU. Read more…...read more
Overcome Language Barriers In International Business With This One Tool
02/28/2022
Have you ever been in a business call with an international client and felt like something was getting lost in translation? If you’ve ever had something you said to a business partner who speaks another language get misinterpreted, you know what it......read more
Fulfillment distribution in the Mountain State
02/28/2022
West Virginia is home to distribution and fulfillment centers for renowned companies. The Mountain State delivers the logistical and operational advantages these businesses need for success. West Virginia’s highly skilled workforce combined with low......read more
WVU announces $40M partnership to expand economics education through innovative Chambers College programs
02/28/2022
A leadership gift to West Virginia University from longtime supporters Ken and Randy Kendrick will allow the John Chambers College of Business and Economics to transform economics education through innovative programs for high-schoolers and educators......read more
Officials: Increased tourism investment paying off for West Virginia
02/27/2022
More than $150 million worth of improvements at West Virginia State Parks and Forests have been competed in the last five years, officials said Tuesday. During a ribbon cutting event celebrating renovations at Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge, Gov......read more
Job Jumpstart Program designed to assist West Virginians returning to the workforce
02/27/2022
Governor Jim Justice announced the Job Jumpstart Program (JJP) to assist West Virginians returning to the workforce. West Virginia residents who currently receive unemployment benefits, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, or......read more
A Grandparent’s Guide to Spring Break in West Virginia
02/27/2022
Gearing up to host your grandkids for spring break this year? West Virginia has endless options of activities to do with your crew of kiddos over spring break. Get out of the house and into the mountains with any of these fun choices for quality time......read more
daily304 - Episode 2.27.2022
02/27/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Revenue is up 52% at state parks as renovations continue; Job Jumpstart Program helps West Virginians returning to the workforce … and Almost Heaven has the perfect getaway for grandparents and grandkids. Read more…...read more
Grants approved for recreational trail, sidewalk upgrades throughout West Virginia
02/26/2022
More than two dozen trail and sidewalk project grants were announced throughout West Virginia on Monday. Gov. Jim Justice announced his approval of $8.3 million for 29 projects in 21 counties, according to a news release from his office. The grants......read more
Renovations complete at Blackwater Falls, Canaan Valley Resort state parks
02/26/2022
Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge in Tucker County celebrated a grand reopening on Tuesday following the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation project. State officials including Gov. Jim Justice joined West Virginia Department of Tourism......read more
State park itineraries for adventurous couples
02/26/2022
The couple that plays together stays together, right? Sweep your sweetheart off his or her feet with a romantic adventure at West Virginia state parks and forests! Plan a long stay at Pipestem Resort State Park because you’ll want to try everything......read more
daily304 - Episode 2.26.2022
02/26/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Grants announced to improve recreational trails and sidewalks; Blackwater Falls Lodge celebrates renovation completion; and check out some state park itineraries for adventurous couples. Read more…...read more
daily304 - Episode 2.25.2022
02/25/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Huntington’s new Chamber president knows what it takes to be a small business owner; permit sales are soaring on the Hatfield McCoy Trails; and a Ravenswood manufacturing facility sees the benefits of a $5 million investment......read more
Tricia Ball wants to help West Virginia businesses thrive in new position as president of Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce
02/25/2022
A small business is often a family business out of necessity. When Tricia Ball was a young girl, an injury to her father while on a logging job led to him being physically unable to provide for his family the way he was used to. “My parents ended up......read more
Trail permits skyrocket: Hatfield-McCoy almost doubles sales in 2021, continues record growth
02/25/2022
The Hatfield-McCoy Trail System set a record in 2021, almost doubling the number of permits sold for the ATV trails that wind hundreds of miles through Southern West Virginia. Gov. Jim Justice said almost 95,000 permits were sold last year, a 46......read more
Star Continues Growth with $5M Equipment Investments
02/25/2022
Star Plastics’ growth continues with the installation of the first of two new twin screw extruders at its North American facilities. This new addition marks the first phase of a larger investment that will amount to more than $5 million dollars in 2022......read more
daily304 - Episode 2.24.2022
02/24/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – It’s the Roaring (20)20s for economic development; West Virginia workforce participation and growth are up; and work begins on the Nitro-St. Albans bridge. Read more…...read more
West Virginia Is Thriving in the Roaring (20)20s
02/24/2022
We started the decade with a goal: fix the problems that confront West Virginia and her people. In pursuit of that goal, we have empowered a strong, aggressive championship team to help take the lead in powering a dynamic, vibrant economy in the......read more
Increase in workforce participation, hiring in service industry seen in West Virginia
02/24/2022
A recent report from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics showed greater workforce participation and growth in several industries. Total non-farm payroll employment rose by 467,000 in January, but the unemployment rate saw little change, at......read more
Contractors to start moving steel on new Nitro-St. Albans bridge
02/24/2022
Contractors plan to start installing the first main steel deck support girders for a massive overhaul of the Donald M. Legg Memorial Bridge on Monday, weather permitting. The overhaul is part of the $2.8 billion Roads to Prosperity highway construction......read more
Innovators and Entrepreneurs Ep. 1 - Skip Lineberg
02/24/2022
West Virginia native Skip Lineberg’s goal is to help people get better at life by hacking wisdom in under 10 minutes. Lineberg is the founder of the Main Thing, a platform that connects listeners with wisdom in their effort to live their best lives......read more
daily304 - Episode 2.23.2022
02/23/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – A Morgantown company is making (sound) waves in music education; a new conference center in Hampshire County offers stunning views; and WVU and Marshall join forces in cybersecurity. Read more…...read more
Vantage spotlight on Justin Whiteman of UMuseUs
02/23/2022
We are extremely fortunate at Vantage Ventures to have a growing community of entrepreneurs building impactful companies here with West Virginia roots. By supporting teams of creative thinkers and problem-solvers—and leveraging the untapped talent and......read more
New and improved: conference center open for rentals
02/23/2022
The new Conference Center at Hampshire Park is complete and ready for rentals. The newly renovated, 6,600-square-foot Conference Center is heated and air conditioned for year-round use and is available for a variety of functions. Read more......read more
Marshall, WVU link resources with U.S. Cyber Command network
02/23/2022
West Virginia’s two largest universities have joined forces with the U.S. Department of Defense to protect and serve the nation while their students gain current — and future — work skills in cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is a burgeoning career field......read more
daily304 - Episode 2.22.2022
02/22/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – A program offers assistance to qualifying renters; Appalachian Power seeks more solar energy; and Bear Wood Company comes to Morgantown. Read more…...read more
Appalachian Power seeks more solar energy
02/22/2022
For the second time this year, Appalachian Power is looking for more solar power to supply its customers. The company on Wednesday issued a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 150 megawatts of solar energy with the option to include a battery-energy......read more
West Virginia woodworking business brings reclaimed wooden stories to Morgantown
02/22/2022
A small woodworking business has recently become one of High Street's newest attractions. Bear Wood Company reclaims West Virginia’s heritage by converting old barn wood into heirloom quality furnishings. Originally starting in Hurricane, Bear Wood......read more
Program offers assistance to renters
02/22/2022
Real help for West Virginia renters is here! The Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program is now open and accepting applications. If you are a renter who is struggling to pay rent or utilities because of financial hardship during or due to the Coronavirus......read more
Eye on the target: new axe-throwing business thriving with help from WV SBDC
02/21/2022
When Mario and Kimberly Puccio first approached the idea of being business owners, they wanted to bring something new and different to their Wood County community that residents could enjoy year-round. ...read more
Watch WV history unfold before your eyes
02/21/2022
The History Project is a series of dynamic videos created by the West Virginia Department of Commerce highlighting people, places, and events throughout West Virginia’s history....read more
New boiler will allow Buffalo Creek & Gauley No. 4 to run again
02/20/2022
Buffalo Creek & Gauley Railroad 2-8-0 No. 4, the last steam locomotive in revenue service on the fabled West Virginia short line, will steam again, thanks to a plan to obtain a new boiler for the Consolidation....read more
Outdoor recreation opportunities abound in West Virginia for the last weeks of winter
02/20/2022
As the final weeks of winter draw on, folks wishing to get out and take advantage of nicer days can still enjoy outdoor recreation....read more
Public-safety-jobs-in-West-Virginia-that-are-hiring-
02/20/2022
What is better than an amazing community? Having a rewarding career to support it!...read more
WV’s tech industry is hiring
02/20/2022
Looking for a new career? The West Virginia tech ecosystem is sizzling hot!...read more
daily304 - Episode 2.20.2022
02/20/2022
A fabled steam engine returns home to Cass. Spring is almost here, but there’s still time for your favorite winter sports. And check out Jobcase to find public safety jobs and other careers in Almost Heaven....read more
My Music Row story: KP Entertainment’s Kerri Edwards
02/19/2022
As the founder and president of management firm KP Entertainment, Kerri Edwards is a key figure in the careers of country stars Luke Bryan and Cole Swindell....read more
Memorial Tunnel in West Virginia will soon be used to grow mushrooms
02/19/2022
There’s an effort to breathe new life into an old West Virginia Turnpike tunnel by using it to grow mushrooms....read more
Alex George returns to Beckley and goes to work on multiple fronts
02/19/2022
When Alex George was 7 years old, he told his grandmother he thought they should go into business together....read more
daily304 - Episode 2.19.2022
02/19/2022
West Virginia native Kerri Edwards chats about the Nashville life and managing some of today’s hottest country stars; the old Memorial Tunnel gets new use as a mushroom farm; and the new owner of a popular Beckley-area restaurant has big plans....read more
Company to build $40 million plant at Exit 1 in Bluefield, creating 150 to 300 new jobs
02/18/2022
In a “monumental day” for the city of Bluefield, Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday that Omnis Building Technologies will be developing a $40 million manufacturing plant at Exit 1, creating 150 to 300 new jobs in the process....read more
Get hired into West Virginia's tech ecosystem
02/18/2022
Have you always wanted to work in technology, but wasn’t sure how? Consider starting or growing your career in technology and innovation in the West Virginia tech ecosystem....read more
Toyota Commits Multimillion-Dollar Investment to Further Expand Production of Electrified Vehicles
02/18/2022
Before the ink dried on Toyota's November 2021 investment in hybrid transaxle production in West Virginia, the demand for the vehicle electrification market was already growing....read more
daily304 – Episode 2.18.2022
02/18/2022
A manufacturing plant is coming to Bluefield and bringing jobs; Find out which tech companies are hiring in Almost Heaven … and Toyota West Virginia commits to another major investment...read more
Celtic Calling set for March 4-6 in Charleston
02/17/2022
The 6th annual Celtic Calling returns to Charleston March 4-6, 2022....read more
WVU’s Innovation Hub provides workspace for innovators
02/17/2022
The Lane Innovation Hub is a collection of design, machining, building, and fabrication spaces for creating prototypes and small-scale production runs....read more
Register now for the WV Community Business Plan Competition
02/17/2022
Thank you for your interest in the West Virginia Community Business Plan Competition (CBPC)! ...read more
daily304 - Episode 2.17.2022
02/17/2022
Celtic Calling returns to Charleston next month; a WVU hub provides workspace to innovators; and register now for the WV Community Business Plan Competition. ...read more
Morgantown Club Brings Olympic Sport to WV
02/16/2022
Curling is one of those sports you only really hear about every four years when the Olympics come around....read more
Black Rock Wind Farm goes on line in West Virginia
02/16/2022
Chances are if you’re in Grant or Mineral Counties some of the power flowing into your home or business today was generated by wind turbines within the county....read more
Division of Rehabilitation Services: Helping disabled West Virginians find, maintain employment
02/16/2022
The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services, which assists individuals with disabilities to obtain or maintain employment, serves approximately 6,000 West Virginians with disabilities across the state ages 14 and older....read more
daily304 - Episode 2.16.2022
02/16/2022
Curling isn’t just an Olympic sport—you can find a club right here in the Mountain State! A new wind farm begins operation in the Eastern Panhandle. And learn how a state agency assists disabled persons with finding work. ...read more
West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Update February 2022
02/15/2022
The WV SBDC assists with the SBIR/STTR application process, in addition to technology transfer, IP support, licensing and product development cases. ...read more
Follow WV SBDC on LinkedIn
02/15/2022
The WV Small Business Development Center assists entrepreneurs and small business owners at every stage of the business lifecycle by providing technical assistance to help clients clarify goals, develop skills and acquire resources to operate a successful...read more
Learn more about energy development in West Virginia
02/15/2022
West Virginia serves as an energy hub for national and global economies. ...read more
daily304 – Episode 2.15.2022
02/15/2022
In-Tech plans entrepreneurship conferences; follow WV SBDC on LinkedIn … and learn more about energy production in West Virginia....read more
Best Driving Vacations: Exploring West Virginia’s New River Gorge
02/14/2022
The country’s newest national park is an ideal and accessible getaway for Columbus outdoor adventurers. ...read more
West Virginia horse enthusiasts launch venture to promote tourism in Mountain State
02/14/2022
A new coalition is forming in the Mountain State that sees the horse industry as a driver of economic development for West Virginia....read more
America’s SBDC provides a guiding light
02/14/2022
America’s SBDCs empower their clients during times of uncertainty and times of opportunity, a guiding light that helps them navigate and prepare for whatever lies ahead....read more
daily304 - Episode 2.14.2022
02/14/2022
Discover Almost Heaven in the New River Gorge; a new statewide coalition promotes the horse industry; and learn more about WV SBDC programs....read more
Wheeling Symphony Orchestra Creates A Unique Experience With Something For Everyone
02/13/2022
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been itching for a fancy night out after months of canceled plans and living in sweatpants. ...read more
Belle Chemical Company creates scholarship program for West Virginia students; donates to local community
02/13/2022
Belle Chemical Company rolled out its new annual scholarship program to support Kanawha County students in post-secondary learning on Monday at Carver Career and Technical Education Center....read more
Tourism Secretary Chelsea Ruby predicts WV tourism revenue will surpass pre-pandemic levels this year
02/13/2022
State Tourism Secretary Chelsea Ruby says her department will be working with community leaders in Fayette County to establish better access points to the newly designated New River Gorge National Park & Preserve....read more
daily304 - Episode 2.13.2022
02/13/2022
Add the Wheeling Symphony to your “things to do” list; Belle Chemical launches a new scholarship program; and the tourism secretary predicts revenue will soon rise to pre-pandemic levels...read more
Economic Development leaders announce plans for $11 Million initiative to build more resilient communities across southern
02/12/2022
The Appalachian Climate Technologies Coalition (“ACT Now Coalition”) launched on Monday, Feb. 7, at Coalfield Development Corporation’s West Edge Factory in Huntington, WV....read more
Charleston candlemaker busy as a bee
02/12/2022
The air in candle-maker Brooke Smith’s kitchen smelled sweet, though it had nothing to do with the morning’s oatmeal....read more
HashtagWV serves as West Virginia’s news and arts monthly
02/12/2022
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Or perhaps you’d like to check out a new restaurant. You can find it all in the entertainment newspaper, HashtagWV....read more
daily304 - Episode 2.12.2022
02/12/2022
Coalfield development groups seek $75 million for economic development … a Charleston candlemaker partners with beekeepers … and HashtagWV is your entertainment source for southern West Virginia....read more
West Virginia welcomes defense companies
02/11/2022
West Virginia is ready and eager to welcome defense companies and federal agencies seeking a loyal workforce, opportune location and rewarding lifestyle for employees....read more
West Virginia’s end of Nucor deal ‘very well protected,’ says Economic Development secretary
02/11/2022
West Virginia’s financial contributions to Nucor Corp.’s planned sheet steel mill in Mason County are “protected very well,” according to state officials involved with landing the project....read more
DataRobot gets gritty in West Virginia
02/11/2022
Dan Wright has always been a risk taker—"calculated risks,” as he specified. That’s how the seasoned entrepreneur became CEO of DataRobot, a booming artificial intelligence startup. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 2.11.2022
02/11/2022
​Learn why the defense industry is saying #YesWV; state officials are confident the Nucor steel deal is well protected; and WVU’s new AI partnership taps into the local talent pool.​...read more
daily304 - Episode 2.10.2022
02/10/2022
Marshall University joins a cyber command network; Pocahontas County celebrates bicentennial with new artwork; and a Morgantown business works to connect entrepreneurs with federal contractors....read more
Marshall joins U.S. Cyber Command Academic Engagement Network
02/10/2022
Marshall University has been selected as a member of the United States Cyber Command Academic Engagement Network. U.S. Cyber Command protects the Department of Defense’s information network, defends the nation against cyberattack and......read more
Pocahontas County kicks off bicentennial celebration with new statues
02/10/2022
Pocahontas County is hitting the tourism iron while it’s hot in a unique way. ...read more
Morgantown-based Vertx Partners aims to connect West Virginia tech businesses with federal entities, contractors
02/10/2022
Hoping to increase the Mountain State’s presence in the country’s defense supply chain, Morgantown-based Vertx Partners is aiming to connect West Virginia entrepreneurs and researchers with U.S. Department of Defense contracts....read more
daily304 - Episode 2.9.2022
02/09/2022
Don’t miss out on the biggest outdoor adventure festival of the year; the WV Department of Commerce reports on some big things happening right now; and find resources to help with your tourism business. ...read more
You Can Jump From This Appalachian Bridge (Legally) Once A Year
02/09/2022
Adventurers love to visit the iconic New River Gorge National Park in southwestern West Virginia. ...read more
West Virginia Department of Commerce remains ‘in the middle of it’
02/09/2022
West Virginia Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch is feeling pretty good these days....read more
WV Department of Tourism provides industry resources
02/09/2022
The West Virginia Department of Tourism is designed to promote West Virginia as a world-class travel destination and support the tourism partners by finding ways to increase the industry’s overall economic impact....read more
Learn more about the automotive industry in West Virginia
02/08/2022
Automotive component manufacturers from around the world have found the road to success leads to West Virginia. Businesses that supply and support the automotive industry find a ready workforce with the skills needed by today’s market....read more
West Virginia goes green with electric school buses
02/08/2022
GreenPower Motor Company chairman and CEO Fraser Atkinson discusses the electric focus taking place in West Virginia....read more
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02/08/2022
Interested in living and working in the next best thing to Heaven?...read more
daily304 - Episode 2.8.2022
02/08/2022
West Virginia supports the automotive industry; GreenPower’s CEO discusses the electric focus taking place in Almost Heaven; and find employment through Jobcase.com/WV. ...read more
Trout stocking 2022 underway on West Virginia streams
02/07/2022
Trout stocking has commenced for the spring 2022 season in West Virginia, and 60 sections of stream have so far been stocked, according to the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources....read more
Real-world experience in virtual safety gives students cybersecurity skills via Department of Defense partnership
02/07/2022
At a U.S. Army base command center, a computer beeps and displays a warning: the power has gone down in one corner of the base. ...read more
RCBI adds powerful new 3D printer
02/07/2022
Since the infancy of the 3D printing revolution, the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University has been at the forefront of this emerging technology’s potential, providing entrepreneurs, small businesses and even Fortune 500 companies access ...read more
daily304 - Episode 2.7.2022
02/07/2022
Spring trout stocking begins in West Virginia; WVU partners up for a cyber security program … and RCBI’s newest 3D printer is state of the art....read more
daily304 - Episode 2.6.2022
02/06/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Your off-roading adventure awaits in southern West Virginia; international trade reps offer assistance with exporting; and a leap of faith leads to the opening of an award-winning restaurant. Read more…...read more
Your Hatfield McCoy adventure awaits!
02/06/2022
We are the Hatfield McCoy Trails’ Premier Adventure Outfitter located onsite at Twin Hollow Campground in Gilbert, WV. Offering over 40 Rental Side By Sides to accommodate even the largest groups, we also operate Guided Tours each season along with the......read more
Exporting Basics: Know Your Responsibilities
02/06/2022
It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced exporter or if the only overseas business you do is from the occasional inquiry from another country: Knowing your responsibilities as an exporter can save you from making costly mistakes. While there are......read more
Timing plays a key role for 1010 Bridge Restaurant owners
02/06/2022
Most things in life – the truly special things, anyway – depend on timing, and there probably isn’t anyone who understands this better than Aaron and Marie Clark. From their first meeting at Bennigan’s in the early 1990s to years spent working together......read more
daily304 - Episode 2.5.2022
02/05/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Find your perfect winter West Virginia State Parks adventure; the WV Tech Park serves as a convenient location for state-of-the-art businesses; and GreenPower partners up to provide training for its South Charleston facility......read more
Find Yourself With a Winter WV State Parks Adventure
02/05/2022
The best thing about taking a trip to a West Virginia state park is that you can enjoy the outdoors in a way that best suits your interests. Are you a thrill seeker who wants to race down the slopes and escape the hurry and busyness of your work-life......read more
Learn more about the WV DHHR Newborn Screening Lab
02/05/2022
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Newborn Screening Laboratory is the only one of its kind for the State of West Virginia. The lab screens all infants born in West Virginia for various syndromes and disorders through blood spot......read more
GreenPower Motor Company unveils West Virginia Workforce Development & Training partnership in advance of new factory opening
02/05/2022
GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of zero-emission, electric-powered medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, today announced a partnership with BridgeValley Community & Technical College and the Workforce Development Board......read more
daily304 - Episode 2.4.2022
02/04/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – A National Science Foundation program supports innovation in West Virginia; business is looking up on St. Albans’ Main Street; Dr. Sherri Young talks battling the pandemic in Kanawha County; and the History Project videos......read more
I-Corp, push your idea from research to reality
02/04/2022
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is well known for its funding of high impact scientific discoveries. Making up over a quarter of all federal funding for science and technology research, NSF knows how to invest in the future of the United States......read more
Main Street USA: New Life in Saint Albans
02/04/2022
Like many across America, West Virginia’s small towns have struggled in recent years. Main streets have often been filled with empty storefronts, peeling paint and only a sprinkling of shoppers. City administrators and chambers of commerce work hard to......read more
Not Throwing Away Her Shot: Dr. Sherri Young named 2022 Woman of Achievement
02/04/2022
On July 1, 2019, Sherri Young, DO, assumed her new position as health officer and executive director of West Virginia’s Kanawha-Charleston Health Department – the first woman ever to serve in the role. Within five months on the job, she would be facing......read more
"Graveyard of the Ohio" now a favorite water recreation hub
02/03/2022
To see it now, a visitor might hardly guess the Ohio River at Parkersburg was a stretch of river that many boat captains feared. Long ago known as the "Graveyard of the Ohio," it was considered one of the most dangerous sections on the 981-mile river......read more
The aerospace industry says #YesWV
02/03/2022
The aerospace industry is a dynamic, emerging economic sector in West Virginia. From up-and-coming high-tech innovators to established titans of the industry, the state’s growing cluster of aerospace companies is fueled by an array of advantages......read more
Manufacturers to create hundreds of jobs in W.Va.
02/03/2022
The new year began with an economic bang and a manufacturing boom in southern West Virginia. State officials announced in mid-January that two out-of-state companies will open manufacturing facilities in Mason and Kanawha counties, creating hundreds......read more
Marshall University’s flight school soars in first year
02/02/2022
At the midpoint of its first year of operation, Marshall University’s Bill Noe Flight School is already beefing up its fleet of instructional aircraft by adding a third Cirrus SR20 single-engine aircraft, ordering two more and buying a twin-engine......read more
Opportunity move: WV provides fiscal, business continuity, and workforce solutions for Federal agencies
02/02/2022
Our state is positioned to assist your agency in mitigating risk, reducing your expense budget and providing upskilling, workforce recruitment and training opportunities. From real estate solutions to energy savings: West Virginia delivers relief for......read more
WV SBDC Provides Valuable Resources Small Business Can Trust. Here Are 5 Reasons Why
02/02/2022
It’s a great time to be a small business owner in West Virginia. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 2.2.2022
02/02/2022
Learn how the WV SBDC can assist businesses and entrepreneurs; Marshall’s new flight school adds additiona​l aircraft; and WV’s Opportunity Move provides solutions for federal agencies​...read more
French Creek Freddie facts to get you ready for Groundhog Day
02/01/2022
You might know French Creek Freddie as West Virginia’s most popular weather-predicting groundhog, but do you know the story of how Freddie started forecasting or how he got his name? Get ready for Groundhog Day celebration at the West Virginia......read more
BusinessLink: Bridging Innovation 2022
02/01/2022
West Virginia has created an abundance of entrepreneurial resources throughout the state in the past several years. In early 2019, a group of entrepreneurial providers held a meeting to connect and identify opportunities for improvement in aiding......read more
Historian Researches Frederick Douglass In W.Va.
02/01/2022
Frederick Douglass is well known in history as a former slave and abolitionist. But what is less well known is his travels to West Virginia and the speeches he gave around the state. Community historian John Muller has been documenting Douglass’ life......read more
daily304 - Episode 2.1.2022
02/01/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Learn about French Creek Freddie and the origin of Groundhog Day; Bridging Innovation brings together entrepreneurs and ideas; a historian researches Frederick Douglass’ ties to West Virginia; and the History Project will be......read more
daily304 - Episode 1.31.2022
01/31/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – A popular sled race returns to Blackwater Falls in February; Coal River Coffee owners find community in St. Albans; and big things are happening in Coalfield Development. Read more…...read more
Don’t Miss The Harry Potter Themed Sled Race Coming To West Virginia This Winter
01/31/2022
In what has become one of the best, most fun, most creative winter events in West Virginia, the annual Cardboard and Duct Tape Sled Race is returning to Blackwater Falls State Park this February 26, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This race will be......read more
Of Coffee and Community : The Story of Coal River Coffee
01/31/2022
Driving west along the banks of the Kanawha River, you can’t help but admire the scenery. No, this wasn’t your plan for the day…getting rerouted off the interstate on your trip west to an afternoon meeting in Kentucky…but the blue skies and shimmering......read more
ARC partnering with Coalfield Development for large grant
01/31/2022
After becoming the first Appalachian Regional Commission federal co-chair from West Virginia, Gayle Manchin says it was a priority to see economic and workforce development projects in her home state. “Every time I am back in the state working from my......read more
daily304 - Episode 1.30.2022
01/30/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – A new apprenticeship program targets the youngest truck drivers; Green Bank residents talk about life in the Quiet Zone; and start your garden with free seeds from Grow This. Read more…...read more
West Virginia truckers gear up for new apprenticeship that would benefit young drivers
01/30/2022
Truckers 18-20 years old are not allowed to cross state lines in the U.S., but a new federal apprenticeship program is changing that, allowing 3,000 from that age group a chance to drive interstate. This new opportunity has West Virginia Trucking......read more
The Town with No Wi-Fi: Connecting With Others By Leaving Your Phone Behind
01/30/2022
You’ve probably thought about taking a break from social media from time to time, but can you imagine living without social media or cell phones entirely? This small town in West Virginia, USA, does just that. And though the reason is out of this world......read more
Grow This wants to send you seeds for the 2022 gardening season
01/30/2022
At the height of COVID uncertainty and isolation, everyone was looking for something to keep themselves or loved ones entertained. Very few activities in West Virginia saw as huge a resurgence of interest as gardening and Grow This: West Virginia......read more
daily304 - Episode 1.29.2022
01/29/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Huntington’s The Wild Ramp expands to online sales; Italian sausage makers bring their Old World recipe to West Virginia shelves; and business grants provide a boost to women and minorities in Charleston. Read more…...read more
Wild Ramp to launch online market
01/29/2022
The Wild Ramp is developing an online market and plans to launch it this spring. The indoor farmers market located in Old Central City in West Huntington was awarded a $464,136 capacity building grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as......read more
From the Old World to West Virginia: Angelo’s Old World Sausage
01/29/2022
“So, tell me about your product,” said the man sitting behind the desk in the tiny office. “Why should we stock your sausage?” Sonny looked to his left, the soft white of the fluorescent lights overhead glinting off his glasses. He knew his son would......read more
Charleston Area Alliance awards grants through pilot program
01/29/2022
The Charleston Area Alliance has announced the recipients of small business grants through a pilot program targeted to existing women and minority-owned small businesses located within the City of Charleston. Grant recipients received mini-grants......read more
daily304 - Episode 1.28.2022
01/28/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Students are hopping with excitement over WVU’s unofficial therapy bunny; Solar Holler offers group discounts in north-central counties; and Ascend WV names its experience coordinator for Lewisburg. Read more…...read more
Meet Barley, WVU’s unofficial therapy rabbit
01/28/2022
West Virginia University’s newest celebrity weighs just 11 pounds and 23 inches from nose to tail. Barley, a Flemish Giant rabbit, has been bringing joy to students on his walks around campus with his father, Alex Smith. Smith, a senior double major in......read more
West Virginia solar provider offers collaborative incentives to NCWV
01/28/2022
Solar power has been touted as the future of energy, but it’s the long-term savings that attracts many homeowners to build their own personal grids. Solar Holler is a West Virginia-based company that sells and installs solar power arrays atop......read more
WVU’s Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative appoints King as Ascend Lewisburg experience coordinator
01/28/2022
West Virginia University’s Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative has appointed Ryan King as the experience coordinator for Ascend Lewisburg. A Lewisburg native with family roots in Greenbrier County for more than 200 years......read more
daily304 - Episode 1.27.2022
01/27/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – A Brazilian scientist works with WVU robotics to improve mine safety; Fairmont’s High Tech Foundation looks to expand the commercial climate industry; and wildlife experts offer advice on bear encounters. Read more…...read more
Why a Brazilian robotics expert moved to West Virginia to work on robots
01/27/2022
When Guilherme A.S. Pereira arrived at West Virginia University from his native Brazil in 2018, he was focused on a single, long-term mission: moving prototype robotic concepts from his newly created Field and Aerial Robotics Laboratory into the real......read more
West Virginia High Tech Foundation looks to further expand I-79 Tech Park, commercial climate and weather industry
01/27/2022
With the dawn of a new year, the High Technology Foundation in Fairmont has set its sights on expanding the region’s commercial climate and weather industry, in addition to further building out Phase III of the I-79 High Technology Park......read more
What if I meet a wild black bear in the woods in West Virginia?
01/27/2022
You might have heard that black bears are increasing in population in West Virginia. What should you do if you see one when you're hiking in the woods? Do you need to be concerned? The bear population has been increasing here, it's true, but I've hiked......read more
Mountaineer Opry reopens in West Virginia
01/26/2022
The Mountaineer Opry has relocated and reopened for business. After 45 years in Milton, WV, the show is now a few miles down the road in Barboursville, at the Cabell County 4-H Camp Conference Center. Larry Stephens and his wife, Mary, are promoters......read more
Historic Tax Credits are an Opportunity to Make Old Buildings New Again
01/26/2022
Many of West Virginia’s towns and cities of all sizes are in the midst of a renaissance. Community development efforts abound in many parts of the Mountain State, and historic downtown areas and neighborhoods are at the center of this economic......read more
Go tele it on the mountain: Ski adventures in WV’s backcountry
01/26/2022
In March 2021, we went cross-country skiing. But this wasn’t your typical kick-and-glide XC outing in spandex on an impeccably groomed trail. This was backcountry West Virginia telemark skiing at its finest. Over a span of eight hours, we climbed up......read more
Broadband will help boost paddling safety, economy in W.Va.
01/25/2022
The expansion of broadband and cellular access in West Virginia will notably improve safety and economics along its water trails, say officials with the state flatwater trail commission....read more
W.Va. Native Works With Legends At Kennedy Center
01/25/2022
On a busy holiday afternoon at the Capitol Market, Kanawha County native Kevin Struthers was trying not to sound too excited about his job, but sometimes it’s near impossible for him not to gush....read more
Benefits of living and working in West Virginia
01/25/2022
West Virginia, also known as the Mountain State, is a wonderful place to call home! ...read more
daily304 - Episode 1.25.2022
01/25/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Broadband expansion will boost safety for paddlers, flatwater officials say; a Kanawha County native traces his career path from marching band to director of the nation’s premier music center; and find your Almost Heaven job in......read more
WVU engineers seek to re-use waste plastics to make valuable petrochemicals
01/24/2022
Despite efforts to promote recycling and reuse of plastic materials, the plastic problem continues to be a global problem. West Virginia University engineers hope to debottleneck the remaining challenges for recycling of single-use plastic packaging by......read more
Find a career in public safety
01/24/2022
What is better than an amazing community?Having a rewarding career to support it!...read more
Exporting Basics: Know Your Responsibilities
01/24/2022
It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced exporter or if the only overseas business you do is from the occasional inquiry from another country: Knowing your responsibilities as an exporter can save you from making costly mistakes....read more
WV Culture and History website gets new website
01/23/2022
As we wrap up the holidays and move into January, the Department of Arts, Culture and History continues to offer a place for the people of the mountain state and visitors alike to learn about the vast history of our great state and to appreciate the......read more
Long to Live in a Small Town? Look to the Advantage Valley
01/23/2022
Investments in education, entrepreneurship, the arts and other job-creating centers, coupled with a low cost of living, are transforming Advantage Valley’s small towns into bustling, vibrant communities....read more
Governor’s Service Awards nominations open
01/23/2022
Volunteer West Virginia is now accepting nominations​ for the 2022 Governor’s Service Awards. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 1.23.2022
01/23/2022
WV Arts, Culture and History has a brand-new, user friendly website; learn about the “advantages” to small-town living; and nominations are open for the 2022 Governor’s Service Awards...read more
Fayette Trail Coalition, partners unveil trail plan
01/22/2022
The Fayette Trail Coalition and its partners are forging new paths as southern West Virginia continues to venture into uncharted territory....read more
Renovated main library branch to reopen May 10 in downtown Charleston
01/22/2022
At long last, an official date has been set for the reopening of the downtown Charleston location of the Kanawha County Public Library....read more
GreenPower Motor Plans South Charleston, West Virginia, Electric School Bus Assembly Complex
01/22/2022
Canada-based electric bus manufacturer GreenPower Motor Company Inc. will lease/purchase a 9.5-acre manufacturing facility in South Charleston, West Virginia. The project is expected to create up to 200 jobs by the end of the year....read more
daily304 - Episode 1.22.2022
01/22/2022
​New connector trails in the New River Gorge will benefit gateway communities; the Kanawha County Library prepares to reopen its newly renovated downtown Charleston building; and hundreds of green jobs are coming to the Kanawha Valley.​...read more
‘Tied Up in Knotts’ to examine West Virginia native who kept us in stitches
01/21/2022
The daughter of one of America’s most popular comedic actors will offer behind-the-scene stories in a show in March in Parkersburg....read more
The Wonders of Winter at Oglebay
01/21/2022
If you’ve never been to Oglebay Resort, ‘tis the season....read more
Exploring West Virginia’s coziest restaurants
01/21/2022
Winter dining is all about embracing comfort food—particularly in welcoming establishments with a warm, cozy ambience...read more
daily304 - Episode 1.21.2022
01/21/2022
West Virginia native Don Knotts – beloved Deputy Barney Fife – is remembered in two upcoming shows about his life; Discover Oglebay Resort’s newly renovated accommodations; and check out some Almost Heaven dining recommendations from Bon Appetit. ...read more
W.Va. Mom Creates Environmental Stewardship Program For Youth
01/20/2022
As the pandemic hit and more people ventured outdoors, one West Virginia family saw how the additional visitors affected state public land....read more
Hoyer believes the economic future is bright in West Virginia
01/20/2022
When West Virginians think about pandemic response one of the top names that comes to mind is Jim Hoyer....read more
From skiing to sledding, plan your snowy adventure at West Virginia state parks
01/20/2022
Experience the magic of winter at West Virginia state parks and forests....read more
daily304 - Episode 1.20.2022
01/20/2022
A West Virginia mom creates an environmental stewardship program for kids; the state’s economic future looks bright, Jim Hoyer says; and plan your skiing and sledding adventure at West Virginia state parks....read more
Nucor official says West Virginia welcome ‘overwhelming’
01/19/2022
John Farris, the vice president and general manager at Nucor Steel West Virginia, said he got a good early feeling about Mason County when the company first started to look at the location for the steelmaker’s new plant a few months ago....read more
Small business incubator wants to help Fairmont entrepreneurs grow amid pandemic
01/19/2022
Small businesses are in for a much-needed boost....read more
Charleston Restaurant Week returns this month
01/19/2022
Charleston’s wildly popular Restaurant Week will take place later this month, with 12 participating restaurants seating diners for a three-course meal at a pre-announced, set price from Monday, Jan. 24 through Saturday, Jan. 29, organizers confirmed Thurs...read more
daily304 - Episode 1.19.2021
01/19/2022
The new steel manufacturing company is already feeling right at home in Mason County; a small business incubator is giving a boost to Fairmont entrepreneurs … and Charleston Restaurant Week returns this month. ...read more
Clay Center welcomes new season of Sound Checks
01/18/2022
The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston has announced its spring Sound Checks concert series....read more
‘The History Project’ spotlights interesting people, places and events in Almost Heaven
01/18/2022
The History Project is a series of dynamic videos created by the West Virginia Department of Commerce highlighting people, places, and events throughout West Virginia’s history....read more
Train your workforce at the WVTCC Simulated Mine Lab
01/18/2022
Give your team a unique hands-on training experience at the West Virginia Training and Conference Center’s (WVTCC) Simulated Mine Lab. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 1.18.2021
01/18/2022
Sounds Checks spring concert series returns; watch West Virginia History Project videos online; and learn about the simulated mine lab’s training facilities....read more
Learn more about the defense industry in West Virginia
01/17/2022
West Virginia is ready and eager to welcome defense companies and federal agencies seeking a loyal workforce, opportune location and rewarding lifestyle for employees....read more
Vertx Partners: National security and intelligence in West Virginia
01/17/2022
Retired Air Force Col. Sean Frisbee was on a mission to help the U.S. Air Force and the economic state of West Virginia. ​...read more
WV Americorps service opportunities available
01/17/2022
The Preserve WV AmeriCorps program is currently accepting applications for AmeriCorps members to begin service in January - March 2022. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 1.17.2022
01/17/2022
Find out why West Virginia is the ideal location for the defense industry; Vertx Partners brings national security jobs to the Mountain State; and WV AmeriCorps seeks workers....read more
Fiesta Tableware announces pinky hue for 2022
01/16/2022
The Fiesta Tableware Co. has announced that Peony is its new color for 2022. ...read more
19 wild and wonderful West Virginia adventures
01/16/2022
One word to describe West Virginia’s terrain? Untamed. ...read more
Dyes can be found in variety in the West Virginia woodlands
01/16/2022
Before commercial dyes became readily available to mountain people in West Virginia, homespun yarn was colored with natural materials that could easily be obtained in the woods near any hill farm....read more
daily304 - Episode 1.16.2022
01/16/2022
Fiesta Tableware rolls out a new shade of pink; the Lonely Planet recommends 19 wild and wonderful adventures; and WV Explorer examines nature’s dyes....read more
West Virginia place names you might be saying wrong
01/15/2022
Philippi, Canaan Valley and even Appalachia might not seem that difficult to pronounce for most West Virginians, but for an outsider, these words can be very confusing....read more
West Virginia winter wildlife viewing checklist
01/15/2022
While many of the Mountain State’s animals are cozied up in dens, nests and burrows until spring, the winter season is a great time to look for wildlife in West Virginia. ...read more
Geologic mystery in Monroe County visible only from the air
01/15/2022
Unknown to many residents of the Greenbrier Valley in southern West Virginia, a six-mile crack in the surface of the earth has been hiding beneath their feet....read more
daily304 - Episode 1.15.2022
01/15/2022
Learn how to pronounce some of those unusual place names in West Virginia; winter is peak time for certain species of wildlife life viewing; and a geologic wonder in Monroe County hides in plain sight....read more
daily304 - Episode 1.14.2022
01/14/2022
West Virginia gets good news on the job front, with major investments in green energy, manufacturing, and healthcare coming soon to the Mountain State....read more
GreenPower Announces Plan to Manufacture Zero-Emission, All Electric School Buses in West Virginia
01/14/2022
GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of zero-emission, electric-powered medium and heavy-duty vehicles, today joined Governor Jim Justice in announcing that it has entered into a lease/purchase agreement for......read more
Steelmaker Nucor to build $2.7 billion plant in West Virginia
01/14/2022
A North Carolina steelmaker will build a $2.7 billion mill in West Virginia, creating an estimated 800 manufacturing jobs, Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday....read more
Expanded partnership between WVU Medicine, Owens & Minor expected to bring jobs to Morgantown
01/14/2022
Owens & Minor, Inc.., a global healthcare solutions company, has expanded its partnership with WVU Medicine, which will create more than 100 jobs....read more
West Virginia Governor’s Office announces major economic developments
01/13/2022
Gov. Jim Justice has called upon the Legislature to consider and act upon several key items relating generally to economic development....read more
Top 5 Rail Trails in New River Gorge National Park
01/13/2022
Rail trails are former railroad corridors that have been converted for hiking & biking. These types of trails often have three tremendous advantages over regular hiking trails....read more
West Virginia tourism projected to take off this summer with new sport: Kayaking
01/13/2022
The West Virginia flatwater trail commission will now move forward connecting resources for the state’s 14 water trails, including 88 miles of waterway being developed for paddling, kayaking, and fishing....read more
daily304 - Episode 1.13.2022
01/13/2022
State of the State delivers good news for West Virginia; New River Gorge rail trails showcase the region’s history and natural beauty; and West Virginia’s water trail system continues to expand...read more
Packing company settles in former Coca-Cola bottling plant
01/12/2022
When Josh Pearson attended Fairmont State University, he drove by the vacant Coca-Cola bottling plant nearly every day....read more
West Virginia’s New River Gorge is named one of Frommer's Best Places to Go in the U.S. in 2022
01/12/2022
With Covid-19 still a major concern, the Frommer's staff struggled with whether to publish our annual Best Places article for 2022. ...read more
daily304 - Episode 1.12.2022
01/12/2022
Gov. Justice’s State of the State Address will be delivered in written form tonight… a packaging distributor moves into Fairmont … and the New River Gorge makes Frommer’s “Best Places to Go” list. ​​...read more
West Virginia BusinessLink and 3 Steps to Startup Team up for West Virginia Business Success
01/11/2022
The business growth that West Virginia has experienced just in the past three years has been spectacular....read more
Revenue growth in West Virginia continues to set records
01/11/2022
West Virginia's general revenue collections for December 2021 came in at $506.8 million—a "staggering" $124.4 million above estimates and 32.6 percent ahead of prior year receipts, according to the office of Gov. Jim Justice....read more
Find your new career in West Virginia
01/11/2022
Interested in living and working in the next best thing to Heaven?...read more
daily304 - Episode 1.11.2022
01/11/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – WV BusinessLink and 3 Steps to Startup assist aspiring entrepreneurs; general revenue growth in West Virginia continues to set records; and find your dream job in Almost Heaven. Read more......read more
Aspiring Entrepreneur? Find Your Advantage Here
01/10/2022
Nuri Mitchell is an entrepreneurial success story, thanks to his own initiative and help from Unlimited Future, one of the partners in the FASTER WV Initiative, an entrepreneurship program in West Virginia’s Advantage Valley....read more
EDM technology delivers extreme precision
01/10/2022
Electricity and water never mix, right?...read more
Metals are an essential component in West Virginia’s manufacturing industry
01/10/2022
From the steel Bessemer converters in the 1880s to 3-D printers today, metals have long been an essential component in West Virginia’s flourishing manufacturing industry....read more
daily304 - Episode 1.10.2022
01/10/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – West Virginia’s Advantage Valley is the ideal base for aspiring entrepreneurs; RCBI’s EDM technology delivers extreme precision; and lean why the metal industry is thriving in Almost Heaven. Read more…...read more
Opinion: Early investments and mentoring by Country Roads Angel Network nurtures West Virginia’s entrepreneurial spirit
01/09/2022
The economic landscape in West Virginia is vastly improving for the 1.8 million residents who currently occupy these mountains....read more
West Virginia ranked no. 4 among states that people moved to in 2021
01/09/2022
Americans moving to new states in 2021 opted in large numbers for uncrowded destinations, according to a study by United Van Lines....read more
daily304 - Episode 1.9.2022
01/09/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Major investments cover two large projects in Morgantown; the Country Roads Angel Network is one of several organizations boosting business in the New River Gorge … and a National Movers Study ranks West Virginia as the No. 4......read more
daily304 - Episode 1.8.2021
01/08/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Wheeling’s downtown is getting a major facelift; find manufacturing jobs posted at RCBI … and historic photos of WVU’s stadium are made public. Read more…...read more
Roxby Development behind major revitalization effort in Wheeling
01/08/2022
The Friendly City has become a hotbed for redevelopment with its treasure trove of historic structures — and in 2021, Roxby Development raised eyebrows and turned heads with an array of major projects and substantial investments into the city. While......read more
West Virginia is hiring!
01/08/2022
Manufacturing, welding, construction – these are just some of the wide variety of industries that are hiring in Almost Heaven, West Virginia. Find more job postings at Robert C. Byrd Institute......read more
Field of yesterday’s dreams
01/08/2022
For 55 years, and for much of that time, these images from a local photographer’s collection have been largely unseen by the Mountaineer faithful. Local photographer Scott Gibson captured the construction of the stadium in 1924, along with football......read more
daily304 - Episode 1.7.2022
01/07/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – From reliable broadband to convenient transportation, the Advantage Valley is ideal for remote workers; a Charleston native’s modeling career lands her on an LA runway; and explore quaint mountain towns and wintry adventures in......read more
Love Mountains and Nature? Work Remotely From Here
01/07/2022
But this spot offers so much more than stunning scenery. Find out why the Advantage Valley of West Virginia may be the perfect spot for your next career step. Some are entrepreneurs turning an idea into an enterprise. Others are either launching their......read more
Charleston native's modeling career taking off after landing Gucci runway
01/07/2022
Long before Aubrey Hill strolled Hollywood Boulevard in Gucci’s star-studded 100th anniversary Love Parade fashion show, her modeling career had her rubbing shoulders with famous people......read more
5 Weekend Getaways to Take in 2022
01/07/2022
The colder months in Almost Heaven are some of the best times to explore quaint mountain towns and their charming adventures with a weekend getaway. A plethora of carefully curated shops, activities and good eats are dotted throughout the state, ideal......read more
daily304 - Episode 1.6.2022
01/06/2022
On today’s Daily 304 – Ascend West Virginia is off to a good start in Morgantown, as Lewisburg preps to become the second host city … the Mountain State sets records in hunting and fishing … and building products companies are finding good business in......read more
Not remotely done: Ascend West Virginia program off to strong start in attract remote workers to Mountain State
01/06/2022
With more than 100 new residents already headed to West Virginia, it can be said that the Ascend West Virginia program may have already surpassed other efforts to attract new West Virginians. But state officials and business leaders behind the effort......read more
A look back at some of the top Outdoors stories for 2021
01/06/2022
Although Covid caused a lot of problems and created major setbacks in a lot of areas, the pandemic actually has had the opposite effect on outdoors pursuits. Here in West Virginia and even nationally, the wildlife resources agencies report an increase......read more
West Virginia supports the building products industry
01/06/2022
West Virginia’s building products industry boasts the highly skilled workforce, ample building materials and dedicated support services the construction industry needs to construct a solid foundation for success. With 11.9 million forested acres, West......