CoVid-19 Pandemic Update:

The WVSU EDC will be closed until further notice.

Please check back for updates. 


All workshops are being provided online (via Zoom) at this time. 




Coworking Space for Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Digital Artists, Makers and the Generally Curious




The West Virginia State University Economic Development Center (EDC) has been offering business and entrepreneurship training, office space leasing, and small business start-up support on Charleston’s West Side for more than a decade.


In addition to spaces for trainings, meetings and office leasing, the facility features an area for art exhibits, video capture space, green screen capabilities, a voice studio and an editing suite, serving as a co-working space for the creative economy.

Online Events


Upcoming Workshops provided by the WVSU EDC. All workshops will be delivered via Zoom due to COVID19.  Workshop links will be emailed to the address you provide at registration.

Economic Development

Homeownership Program

Wednesday, January 13 | 5:00pm

Join WVSU EDC, Element FCU, Better Homes & Gardens Central Real Estate, and Old Colony to

learn more about:

  • Home-buying process

  • Money Wellness Program that includes free credit repair assistance provided by Element FCU

  • Upcoming workshops on programs available to 1st time homebuyers with limited income and more.


Transformation Thursdays

Weight Management

Thursday, January 14 | 6:30pm

In this workshops, participants will learn more about macros and exercises that can target those stubborn areas and holistically what herbs can aid in the process of weight loss. 

Business Development Workshops

Budgeting During the Crisis w/Truist via WebEx

Tuesday,  January 19 | 12pm

Join us for a special edition of Bank on Your Success w/ BB&T now Truist focused solely on “Budgeting During a Crisis.” This interactive session will provide you with the tools you need to assemble a crisis budget and provide you with valuable take-away resources to help you and others.

The Basics of Blog Writing and Monetizing

Thursday, January 19 | 10am

The art of blog writing, keywords and content creation. Learn the ins and outs of how to create and monetize your blog, increase traffic and create engagement.

Independent Contractors v. Employees

Wednesday, January 27 | 10am

Did you know that employers who deliberately misclassify workers to avoid paying taxes can be fined or even sentenced to up to one year in prison? 

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office will provide the basic rules around employee and independent contractor classification from the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the US Department of Labor (DOL).    

Growing Your Business w/Truist via WebEx

Thursday, February 4 | 6pm

Thursday, February 18 | 1pm

Do you want to expand your business but don’t know how to finance that growth?

Could your cash flow be better managed?

Is new equipment, additional staff or a different location part of your future?


BB&T, now Truist, would like to help you grow your business. Our Growing Your Business seminar will teach you ways to make sure your business is ready for growth. You’ll learn about separation of business from personal finances, credit and borrowing options, and insurance needs.


Taking Your Social Media Posts from Good to Great to Awesome

Wednesday,February 24 | 10am

Are looking for ways to improve your social media campaign?  

Learn how to take your social media from Good to Great to Awesome. 
Our team will show you examples of good social media posts and give you tips on how to take them to the next level to improve your engagement.  Training provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office.   

Recordkeeping Basics

Wednesday, March 10 | 10am

At any minute do you know how much money your business is bringing in along and how the money is being spent?   Good recordkeeping is critical to the small business owner’s ability to manage their business—and to stay in the good graces with state and federal authorities.  You can’t have a business and ignore recordkeeping, especially those related to your income and costs.   

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office will review basic recordkeeping requirements essential for every small business.    

5 Easy Ways to Sell Online

Wednesday, April 14 | 10am


Are you looking for ways to sell your products or services online?  

Our team will walk you through five options you can implement today to start selling online fast, even ones that don’t include the costs of a website.  Training provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office.   




Oral History w/Eric Douglas

Wednesday, January 13 | 7pm

Preserving Oral Histories in Writing w/ Stan Bumgardner

Wednesday, January 27 | 7pm


Finding the heart of your story w/ Shelia Redling

Thursday, February 11 | 7pm


Street Photography w/Steven Rotsch

Tuesday, March 16 | 7pm


Missed, Overlooked, Upcoming w/WV Poet Laureate, Marc Harshman

Wednesday, April 7 | 7pm

For detailed descriptions of workshops, please visit THE CREATORS PROGRAM page.

Questions? Email

When you register for these online workshops, please note that the links for joining the meetings will be sent to the email address provided. Thank you.

Growing Your Business

presented by BBT/Suntrust, now Truist

February 4th @6pm &

February 18th @1pm

10-Week Business Development Program

Every Saturday

February 6-April 10,2021


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Charleston, WV 25387


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