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Riverfront Development Project
Charleston has the enviable location right where the Elk and Kanawha rivers join, giving it incredible views. The city is hoping to maximize these views by updating the riverfront district to add a city center and stage for performances, firework shows, and other city events. This riverfront development will improve the connection between the riverfront and downtown, as well as create an organic space for the residents of Charleston to gather. The stage and surrounding areas will be covered with retractable canopies to protect from heat and other weather. This project is set to start in the next year and will undoubtedly improve Charleston.
With a population of just over 200,000 people, Charleston is still considered a small city. Small doesn’t mean bad, though, because Charleston made its way onto Forbes’ list of the 200 Best Small Places for Business and Careers, due largely to its low cost of living and low unemployment.
Indeed, Charleston is continually improving, with household income growth at 2.5%. The major industries in Charleston are financial services, telecommunications, and energy, none of which are on any kind of decline right now, especially telecommunications. It appears that Charleston will continue to be on the economic rise in the years to come.
Opportunities for Business Owners
Nationwide, small businesses make up approximately half of all jobs; in West Virginia, small businesses make up 96% of all jobs, with just over 118,000 small businesses. This huge portion of small businesses is why Charleston has several organizations within it dedicated to helping small businesses get started and operate.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), located in Charleston, offers help with capital, contracting, business counseling, and disaster loans which helps business owners start, grow, and meet their business goals. In 2014, the SBDC provided funding for 162 small businesses totaling more than $42.5 million statewide, which is no small amount in a state as small as West Virginia.
With all the fantastic resources available from both the city and the state, Charleston is the ideal place to start a business. An investment opportunity like this one won’t come around every day, so click this LINK to find out how to start a Hot Dog on a Stick franchise right away.
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