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? Current and prospective entrepreneurs Small…

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…

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 …

Explore! Entrepreneur Summit: Building a Business in the Alleghenies

If you are looking to start an outdoor recreation business, or one that supports outdoor recreation tourism in the Alleghenies, the Explore! Entrepreneurship Summit is for you. Presented by Startup Alleghenies, the two-day event will be held at River Mountain on May 15-16, 2022 and will provide seasoned and…

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. Register Here Finding Opportunities…