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Charleston Area Alliance

The Charleston Area Alliance is an economic and community development organization working toward creating a more prosperous Kanawha Valley. The Alliance is your resource for business development and community events.

We work to create a more vibrant community and prosperous economy. The Charleston Area Alliance is focused on local business growth, job creation, innovation and attracting industry to our region and fostering an enhanced quality of life for all.

Charleston Area Alliance

1116 Smith Street
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
304.340.4253

CAA Info:

CAA Website

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Charleston Urban Renewal Authority

Since it's inception in 1952, The Charleston Urban Renewal Authority (CURA) has strived to aid in redevelopment and contribute to the vitality of the City of Charleston. Working with residents, businesses, and city leaders, CURA provides financial and administrative assistance to support redevelopment activities throughout the city. These include land assembly, parks, recruitment and sale of land for development of private business sites, streetscape improvements, retail space leasing, improvement grants and neighborhood revitalization. CURA's mission includes new investment stimulation within its renewal areas ? significant new development that is compatible with the character and goals of the surrounding renewal area. Projects which meet this test are welcome and will be assisted by CURA.

Main Address

815 Quarrier Street, Suite 244
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
304.348.6890

CAA Info:

CURA WEBSITE

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Small Business Development Center

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center provides expert guidance to help small businesses succeed. We provide the services and assistance your business needs throughout the development process including concept, startup and growth. Our statewide network of business coaches partner with you - and collaborate with each other - to help you move your business to the next level. Many of our coaches have entrepreneurial experience themselves.

Address

WVSBDC Lead Center
Capitol Complex
1900 Kanawha Boulevard
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
888.982.7232

Email

askme@wv.gov


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West Virginia Development Office

West?Virginia's highest priority is meeting your company?s needs. Part of the service includes providing aggressive development assistance in the form of tax credits and financing programs. This development assistance can reduce startup and operating costs and provide for enhanced productivity.

Address

West Virginia Department of Commerce
Capitol Complex
Bldg. 6
Room 525
1900 Kanawha Boulevard
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
800.982.3386