• West Virginia SBDC: provides access to data and information generally unaffordable or unavailable to existing and aspiring small and medium-sized businesses. Through its affiliations and partnerships, our certified professionals utilize high-cost databases, business research resources, and tools, including those listed below, to assist businesses that are poised for growth and ready for our services. Together with our team of support and professional consultants, we put that information to work to help grow businesses.
  • BizMiner: provides industry reports that track 9,000 lines of business at local and national levels. This tool also provides access to industry financial ratios and industry market statistics, offering industry financial analysis benchmarks for over 5,000 lines of business and industry market trends on thousands more. Thousands of industry financial analyses are provided for accountants to help their clients establish business goals and benchmarks.
  • SBDCNet Market Research Services: provides market research services to the entire 1,000+ member SBDC Network of Small Business Development Centers located in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition to supporting small business entrepreneurs, SBDCNet now offers an array of products and services to support small to mid-size community development. In partnership with your local SBDC, SBDCNet can produce a broad range of financial, market and demographic research reports customized to your specific business and geographic location.
  • West Virginia Development Office Business Research Team: as our host, the WVDO provides valuable services to the SBDC such as internal and external research to support economic development advancement in West Virginia. The WVDO Business Research Team’s focus is labor market and demographics data, utility cost comparisons data, supply chain data, US Census data, industry specific research and data.

Economic Impact