Accelerate-Forward-logoAccelerate Forward

West Virginia EDA University Center

Accelerate Forward, a West Virginia EDA University Center program, supports an economic ecosystem with commercialization, entrepreneurship and training for a highly skilled workforce.

We are committed to growing the economy of West Virginia by providing high-skills job training and business assistance that includes technical expertise and access to leading-edge technologies so West Virginia entrepreneurs and businesses can position themselves to compete successfully in the 21st century global economy.

Funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Accelerate Forward supports entrepreneurs, businesses and economic development in all 55 West Virginia counties.

Accelerate Forward encourages entrepreneurship by providing early stage funding for product development. Apply Now


  • Technical Assistance
  • Customized Training
  • Quality Management
  • Grant Writing Assistance
  • Website Developmen
  • E-commerce Training
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Workforce Development
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Engineering Services
  • 3D Printing Assistance
  • Business Networking

Accelerate Forward services all of West Virginia’s 55 Counties

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Contact information:

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Bill Woodrum
Director of Entrepreneurship
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