Business Development

Central Appalachia § 48C Regional Event

Join the Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) and Energy Communities IWG in Charleston, WV on Tuesday, March 26 for an event bringing together federal officials, private sector leaders and local communities to discuss the Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit (§48C) Program. The Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit (§48C)…

State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Webinars

The Appalachian Regional Commission is excited to partner with the US Department of Treasury to host two webinars about the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). The initiative is providing $10 billion to support small businesses and empower them to access the capital needed to invest in job-creating opportunities…
West Virginia

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference

The WV Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference is the state’s premier professional learning and networking opportunity for entrepreneurs, resource providers, and/or public, private, and government entities supporting entrepreneurs. The one-day event features compelling keynotes, engaging panels, hands-on workshops, and extensive networking opportunities for attendees. Who should attend? Don’t miss out on this…

RuralRISE 2023 Speaker Series

Innovative Rural Business Models Rural business people are trying a variety of different business models today, including pop-ups, shared buildings, businesses inside of other businesses and more. Entrepreneurs are using these smaller scale experiments and tests to learn what works before making a huge investment. Learn these smaller-scale business models being…

Path to Prosperity

Path to Prosperity is brought to you by the SBA, FDIC, and USDA. Path to Prosperity is a regional business development series. This NO-COST event will focus on the states of Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Path to Prosperity will consist of panel discussions comprised of…

Opportunity Appalachia Investor Convening

Opportunity Appalachia brings new investment to underserved Central Appalachian communities, creating new jobs and businesses that support sustainable growth. Our portfolio of high impact projects provides both robust social return as well as an attractive financial return.  The Investor Convening will feature 33 Opportunity Appalachia projects seeking to develop…

Stop 3: Building Appalachian Businesses

ARC is hitting the road to further showcase the five goals of our 2022-2026 strategic plan – Appalachia Envisioned – and stop #3 on the roadshow will focus on building Appalachian businesses. This event will feature governors, business development leaders, and community members from …

We Mean Business 2022 Virtual Conference

The Fourth Annual We Mean Business Conference will take place virtually starting February 15th – February 17th. The conference will explore how to find business opportunities and examine the Federal Infrastructure Bill as well as discuss grant writing for entrepreneurs. Finding Opportunities Day One will discuss guide business owners through how…