Thanks to the initiative of our partners at the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority office, a small business start-up accelerator was dedicated on the WVU Beckley campus in O’Dell Hall.
Named the WV Hive, this program provides entrepreneurs in southern West Virginia with the meeting space, technology and support to launch their innovative ideas. Joe Carlucci (pictured here with his two boys), NRGRDA Business Coach and Founder of the Hive, will be on-site to help business innovators navigate the challenges of starting a new business and bringing their ideas to market.
ActiveSWV supports this program as another way to attract new business and industry to our region as well as diversifying our economy. Just imagine a place with unlimited opportunities for both outdoor enthusiast and innovative entrepreneurs. This sounds like Boulder, CO or a Portland, OR, but no, we are talking about southern West Virginia.
A healthy, active southern West Virginia will attract this new economy and the WV Hive will help foster it.