WVU College of Business and Economics

10:06 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Marshall Co. Student Wins $10,000 Scholarship with Mushroom Business Plan

Sierra Cook says she didn't expect to win. She has also been accepted into the Business and Economics School at WVU. While no decisions are final yet, she says she’d really like to attend.
Credit WVU

West Virginia University hosted the state’s inaugural high school business plan competition. Sierra Cook, a Glen Dale resident and a senior from John Marshall High School took first prize: a $10,000 college scholarship to be used at any of nine WV schools.

Cook says her interest in the mushrooms was sparked when she learned about their health benefits. She believes the niche-market business idea to grow and sell shitake and miyake mushrooms has a lot of potential to take off.

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6:08 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

WVU Will Study Effectivness of Appalachian Programs

John Deskins, director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at WVU.
Credit Cecelia Mason / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The Appalachian Regional Commission turns 50 this year and has awarded a grant to West Virginia University and two other agencies to analyze whether it’s been successful.

The $300,000 grant will allow the WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research and Regional Research Institute to work with the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness based in Arlington, Va., to identify what economic development strategies have worked.

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1:30 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Study: 48% of W.Va. Graduates Work in State

Credit West Virginia University College of Business and Economics

A new study says 48 percent of West Virginia's public college graduates over the past decade are working in the state.
     The study by the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics looked at work participation and income of the last decade's graduates who worked in the state in 2012.
     Their average income in 2012 was $$41,847.
     According to the study, more than half of these graduates were employed in social assistance and education services, and health care.

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3:04 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

New Documentary Features Work of WVU Professor

A new documentary takes viewers around the globe to show how economic freedom empowers entrepreneurs to improve their lives and their communities. Economic Freedom in Action: Changing Lives premieres January 30 at 9 p.m. on WV PBS.2.

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2:03 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Report: 3,000 Jobs Created in 2013

A graph from the report shows the forecasted employment growth by sector. The areas expeceted to see the biggest increase in job opportunities in coming years include professional and business services, construction and education and health services.
Credit WVU College of Business and Economics

The West Virginia University College of Business and Economics presented their state economic outlook to lawmakers Wednesday.

The report says West Virginia is seeing growth in the areas of employment and per capita personal income.

According to the study, approximately 3,000 jobs were added in the past year, with the natural resource and mining sector contributing most to the increase.

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