Jessica Lilly Published

Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses Owners With Big Goals Wanted


Colleges and technical schools in southern West Virginia are teaming up to encourage entrepreneurs.

Concord University, Marshall University, the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI), the Natural Capital Investment Fund and TechConnect West Virginia are collaborating to encourage tourism and advanced manufacturing across southern West Virginia.

Concord University and the Robert C. Byrd Institute are hosting a workshop to share business growth and opportunities in southern West Virginia.  The workshop will explain how the 3rd District Accelerator grant can help people who have businesses or business ideas reach their goals.

The 3rd District, or 3D, Accelerator provides integrated business support efforts and technical assistance, including grant writing workshops, training and more.

Small business owners, entrepreneurs and those interested in more information are encouraged to attend the workshop to learn how the 3rd District Accelerator grant can help them realize their small business goals.

It’s funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Appalachian Regional Commission.

The workshop is scheduled for next Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Mercer County Technical Education Center in Princeton from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.