11 New Businesses Formed From WVU’s LaunchLab For Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Tech Education and Innovation / Young Professionals and Entrepreneurship

11 New Businesses Formed From WVU’s LaunchLab For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Of the 66 students who utilized West Virginia University’s small business development program, LaunchLab, in 2015/16 or entered the university’s annual Business Plan Competition, 11 (17 percent) have successfully launched their own businesses. Continue reading

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Spike in Volunteer Community Cleanup Efforts in 2016
Civic Activity / Environment and Infrastructure

Spike in Volunteer Community Cleanup Efforts in 2016

There was a significant increase in the number of volunteer community cleanup events in West Virginia in 2016. In 2016, there were 187 community cleanups events registered with Make It Shine, a program of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), involving 6,889 volunteers. Continue reading

Republicans, Young People The Biggest Users of New Online Voter Registration System
Civic Activity

Republicans, Young People The Biggest Users of New Online Voter Registration System

Eighteen-year-olds accounted for 1,745 of those who registered online, or 3.9 percent, which was the highest percentage of any single age. In its first 13 months of implementation, 44,285 West Virginians used the state’s new online voter registration system, which allows citizens to register to vote or update their voter registration information, using the internet. Between … Continue reading