WV Business Leaders Encouraged to Participate in the 2021 Business Survey

ATHENS, W.Va. – President Kendra Boggess today announced that Concord University is continuing to seek input from small business owners and operators regarding current challenges to business operations and growth.

All West Virginia small business managers and operators are encouraged to participate in the statewide survey at: https://marshall.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0xoxdZemLYmFjhP before February 5th, 2021.

“Concord wants to be an even stronger community partner. We care about our region’s business sector and helping with continued growth and development. This survey is one of many important projects led by the Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia, of which Concord is an active and involved partner.”

Kendra Boggess

President Boggess said, “The Alliance and its partners are addressing real issues and challenges affecting the future of southern West Virginia. As higher education leaders, we believe education, civic engagement, and service are critical to successful business and community development.”

The survey entitled, “Current Issues for West Virginia Small Business Leaders,” is designed by a working group of educators, business experts and state leaders to help understand the current issues and trends for businesses in West Virginia and to identify potential opportunities for growth.

To participate in the annual survey before the February 5th deadline, click here:  2021 Business Leaders Survey
The statewide survey is an official project of the Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern WV, a higher education collaborative of the 10 colleges and universities in southern West Virginia. The Alliance represents about 30,000 students, in a 21-county footprint.

Participating institutions include: Bluefield State College, BridgeValley Community and Technical College, Concord University, Marshall University, Mountwest Community & Technical College, New River Community and Technical College, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, West Virginia State University, and West Virginia University Institute of Technology.

More information about the collaborative can be found at: https://www.marshall.edu/aedswv/

Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.


Dan Fitzpatrick
VP and Chief Operating Officer
Concord University
8am – 4pm, M-F

After 4 p.m.
Office: 304-384-5211
Cell: 304-320-6405

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