Sep 21, 2021

WVU Receives Grant to Support Youth Entrepreneurship in Low-Income and Rural Communities

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West Virginia’s young people bring innovative ideas, powerful insights and a true entrepreneurial spirit to the state. As West Virginia communities work to grow the economy and build community, youth voices will drive that success, particularly in rural and low-income communities. 

A team from West Virginia University is working to ensure that these bright young minds have equal access to the tools and resources they need to feed that entrepreneurial spirit. Through a nearly $50,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization Initiative, a team from WVU Extension Service, WVU Chambers College of Business & EconomicsMorris L. Hayhurst LaunchLab, and the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative is developing a strategic plan to encourage and support youth entrepreneurship in West Virginia.