Huntington resident joins RCBI as Maker Vault/STEM coordinator
March 12, 2018
The Maker Vault, the public makerspace at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in Huntington, has a new director and is expanding hours of operation.
Alliance to boost government contracting opportunities
March 12, 2018
A new partnership between the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and Professional Services of America will expand government contracting opportunities for West Virginia manufacturers.
RCBI hires specialists for Appalachian Hatchery team
March 12, 2018
The Robert C. Byrd Institute’s (RCBI) Appalachian Hatchery program announces the addition of seven staff members to its economic development team.
Small business workshops to focus on federal contracts
Feb. 20, Join us as the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) hosts a series of free HUBZone workshops across West Virginia.
Apprenticeship Works expands
Feb. 7, 2018
A nationwide apprenticeship program developed by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) continues to expand and is now serving manufacturers in 12 states.
RCBI announces awards to stimulate economic diversification
Feb. 6, 2018
Seven Southern West Virginia companies and entrepreneurs have been awarded early-stage funding assistance from the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) to develop new products and expand operations. Five of the seven are coal-mining support businesses seeking to diversify.
RCBI, SBA to present free business financing workshops
The Robert Byrd Institute (RCBI) in partnership with the West Virginia District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a series of business financing workshops across southern West Virginia beginning Feb. 15.
RCBI, America Makes Host National Apprenticeship Forum
Feb. 5, 2018
The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and America Makes are working together to accelerate apprenticeships in Additive Manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing.
Startups pitch business ideas during Demo Day at RCBI
Jan. 31, 2018
Entrepreneurs in TEN50 – West Virginia’s Business Accelerator – pitched their new ventures to prospective investors and community supporters January 23 during Demo Day at RCBI Huntington. The event followed three months of intense mentoring to assist the startups as they turned their ideas and plans into solid business operations. “Small businesses are the backbone of West Virginia’s economy,” said Charlotte Weber, RCBI Director & CEO. “RCBI’s TEN50 Business Accelerator gives entrepreneurs the guidance and resources they need to launch small businesses quickly.”
RCBI invests in equipment, training to serve southern WV
Jan. 30, 2018
The Robert C. Byrd Institute’s (RCBI) Appalachian Hatchery program, which is funded by POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization), has begun installing nearly a quarter million dollars’ worth of new machining equipment at Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College’s Williamson campus. New training, national certification and associate degree programs will be launched in the near future.