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West Virginia: The Place Where We Belong

Read the latest WV Forward report (published September 2019) on progress and ongoing efforts.

Search for WV Jobs

As thousands of jobs remain unfilled across West Virginia, there is a great need to better connect jobs to people and people to jobs. One way to begin improving workforce participation, job growth and overall economic prosperity is to provide a concierge service of West Virginia jobs in a single portal to help make the jobs search process a little less onerous and a little more effective. Search for WV jobs today.

Talent Forward

West Virginia has a strong talent pool of trained and educated workers. However, employers must know where to announce their job openings and talent must know where to search. WV Forward has connected with higher education institutions and skilled labor unions to provide contact information for employers to post jobs and learn more about the available workforce throughout the state.

100+ Ways to Get Startup Capital in West Virginia

While West Virginia has seen recent success in attracting landmark business projects, the key driver of job growth is a healthy start-up and small business ecosystem. WV Forward identified the need for a comprehensive capital providers index after the blueprint underlined the limited availability of risk-tolerant capital for West Virginia businesses. WV Forward researched and compiled “100 Ways to Get Startup Capital: A West Virginia Entrepreneur’s Toolkit,” which includes a variety of direct funding sources such as grants, equity investors and alternative lenders.

WV Women Moving Forward

Read about WV Women Moving Forward mid-year progress updates on how the respective groups are addressing workforce barriers, pay equity and educational opportunities. More details are forthcoming in the coming weeks and months!

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  • WV Summer Care Options (2019):

    For parents facing immediate caregiving needs when schools let out in June, WV Forward is releasing a list of more than 250 statewide 2019 summer care options, including programs offered by West Virginia University, Marshall University and others accredited through the American Camp Association. The goal is to help working parents find quality care options so they can have peace of mind and productive days at work. 


    WV Forward is seeking your insights into factors that may affect your organization and the state’s economic future. These surveys may target specific audiences or experts, and will be tailored to different issue areas. Surveys will be available to complete here. We thank you in advance for your time.

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