Business Assistance

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

Business incentive programs including financing, employee training, and tax incentives, are available for eligible businesses. We hope you agree that the Morgantown MSA is a great choice for your next location. Our office provides a one-stop shop to assist existing and prospective businesses. We want to be sure that existing businesses are satisfied doing business here, and that we’re available to both existing and prospective businesses when they need us. Some of the many services that MAP and the West Virginia Development Office provide to businesses are:

Financing

The Morgantown Area Economic Partnership can assist growing companies in securing capital financing for building expansions or new construction through the WV Economic Development Authority. For small businesses, we participate in a regional “microloan” program, which can provide direct fixed-rate loans up to $50,000 to finance startups and expansion. Also, MAP serves as an information clearinghouse on other state and federal business loan programs.

Employee Recruitment

MAP helps employers recruit skilled employees through the Workforce West Virginia and WVU’s Career Services Center. The Morgantown MSA has a large pool from which to recruit workforce.

Employee Training

MAP can help qualifying existing and new businesses secure state grants for employee training programs.

Site and Building Inventory

A listing of the major commercial sites, parks, and buildings in Monongalia County is available here. In addition, MAP maintains a more extensive inventory of larger commercial properties in the Morgantown MSA. Expanding or prospective businesses can secure this information by contacting us by phone at 304.594.8085, or by email at info@itsmorgantown.com.

International Trade

MAP can arrange for participation in international trade shows, and other assistance, to local companies that are already exporting, or considering exporting, to international markets.

Community and Economic Data

MAP publishes “A Brief Community and Economic Profile for Morgantown and Monongalia County,” available here. MAP also maintains up-to-date economic and demographic information on the Morgantown MSA, the state of West Virginia, and the national economic indicators.

Property Resources

•   Monongalia County Parcel Search
http://www.assessor.org/parcelweb/

•   Monongalia County Tax Records
http://monongalia.softwaresystems.com/index.html

•   West Virginia Flood Tool
http://www.mapwv.gov/flood/

•   West Virginia GIS Technical Center
http://wvgis.wvu.edu/data/data.php

•   Monongalia County GIS Technical Center
www.plantogether.org

 

Business incorporation

•   Business & Licensing
http://apps.sos.wv.gov/business/corporations/

City Planning

•   Planning: City of Morgantown
http://www.morgantownwv.gov/government/city-government/development-services-department/planning/

Other Assistance

MAP also helps businesses secure assistance in such areas as small and minority business development, counseling through the Small Business Development Center and the Business Information Center, technology consulting services through WVU’s Industrial Extension Service and federal government procurement assistance through the Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

We can answer your questions about doing business here, help you locate suitable buildings or sites, and take advantage of available business assistance programs. Contact us at 304.594.8085 or by email at info@itsmorgantown.com. This area is going to continue to grow and  prosper, so the perfect place for your next location or development, well… it’s Morgantown.

IT'S MORGANTOWN

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1714 Mileground Rd.
Suite 202
Morgantown, WV 26505

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