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.
The Tamarack Foundation survey was the first research of its kind examining the assets and challenges of running a creative business in West Virginia.
Less than half of respondents to a survey of young professionals in West Virginia say they plan to stay in the state for more than 12 years.
Of the 1,478 students who began university in West Virginia in 2011 focused on a STEM major, 337 graduated four years with that major, a retention rate of 22.8 percent.
Since 2013, West Virginia Department of Education’s Simulated Workplace program has grown by 11,300 students, 43 schools and 417 classrooms.
Millennials are the first generation since the invention of the automobile to be less likely to get a driver’s license than their parents. Transportation and behavioural studies over the past decade have recorded a steady rise in the number of people walking and biking for recreation and transportation, as well as a growing demand among …
Taylor County has seen a 6.15 percent increase in local business growth through the first six months of 2016, with 35 new businesses opening.