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Business Assistance

West Virginians are famous for their work ethic, and the people in and around Webster County are no different. Our folks represent a loyal and productive work force that would be an asset to a business of any size.

The SBDC is a "one-stop" business start-up center. The SBDC can provide virtually all of the preliminary information and paperwork needed to legally open a business, including information on licensing, taxes, insurance, record keeping, and the forms needed for hiring employees, such as Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Insurance.  They also serve existing businesses to help with expansion, financing and other needs.  The business coach serving Webster County is:

Shannon Mitchell

304 553-2805

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The Region 1 WORKFORCE West Virginia Career Centers can assist you in a variety of ways. Whether you are a part of the emerging work force, a job seeker, or an employer, your local Career Center should be the first place you turn for all of your work force needs

The local career center contact information is:

WORKFORCE West Virginia Career Center

812 North Side Dr, Suite 7E
Summersville, WV 26651-0673
Phone: 304-872-0068 
Fax: 304-872-0817


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.   The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.

The mission of the WV Development office is to improve the quality of life for all West Virginians by strengthening our communities and expanding the state’s economy to create more and better jobs.

West Virginia Department of Commerce

Capitol Complex, Bldg. 6, Room 525
Charleston, WV 25305-0311
Phone: 800-982-3386 or (304) 558-2234
Fax: (304) 558-1189