West Virginia State University Economic Development Center to Host Open House June 26

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June 14, 2018
West Virginia State University Economic Development Center to Host Open House June 26
Event will highlight the Center’s business development and entrepreneurial opportunities
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – The West Virginia State University (WVSU) Economic Development Center (EDC) will host an open house for entrepreneurs and small business owners Tuesday, June 26, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free event will highlight the EDC’s business development resources, co-working space and video/audio production facilities.

“We want to reintroduce to the community the many opportunities available here at the EDC,” said Business Development Extension Agent Gary Hampton. “From co-working space, to professional-grade video and voice production facilities, to educational resources supporting the growth of small business, the WVSU EDC is essentially a one-stop shop for economic development in the region.”

The EDC is home to WVSU Extension Service’s planned business development program to assist existing businesses with opportunities to incubate and accelerate growth, as well as entrepreneurial skill development for new entrepreneurs who have an idea that they would like to commercialize. Such opportunities can help business owners strengthen their business operations for sustained growth, Hampton said. He plans to offer educational and business programs year-round at the EDC, covering different areas of business strategic development.

The WVSU EDC has been a fixture on Charleston’s West Side since 2005, offering business and entrepreneurship training, office space leasing and other economic development functions. A renovation in 2012 added co-working space for creative entrepreneurs to have a flexible working environment, as well as a professional-grade green screen production studio, voice-recording studio and editing bay.

To learn more about the WVSU EDC and register to attend the open house, visit wvsuedc.org.

The WVSU EDC is located at 1506 Kanawha Blvd. West in Charleston.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multigenerational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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