Look at Appalachia LLC seeking to bring an affordable housing model to McDowell County

Look at Appalachia LLC seeking to bring an affordable housing model to McDowell County

KIMBALL, West Virginia (LOOTPRESS) – Peter S. got Corum, owner of SEE Appalachia, LLC, placed second in the recent Pitch Southern West Virginia Business Idea Contest. withfor him Multifaceted Development concept Much needed Affordable housing in Kimball. His business plan It resonated with the judges and live audience And give up for him prize Worth $2500.

now, Quorum is preparing to customize awing funds Towards the acquisition of business insurance, creating a digital presence, and expanding its content. T saidTechnical ahelp offered by WV cell – who coordinated the pitch competition in partnership with West Virginia Tech’s (WVU Tech) Launch Lab – He will be instrumental in streamlining the setup of the company’s accounting and HR systems during refining for him Action Plan.

SEE Appalachia is developing Open source A financing and training model for building and remodeling affordable housing in McDowell County and other communities. His initial project in Kimball will develop four residential units.

Corum credited WV Hive for its comprehensive consultation and directing him to the resources of the Healing Communities Program, a recovery-to-work initiative created in the Southwest Virginia. “TIts completion would not have been possible without the valuable insights and exposure gained from participating in it the Communities Therapeutic Investment Laboratory Groupsaid Corum, who he lives in Shepherdstown. “The laboratory Validated And energize for me The goal is to help people in the community While achieving my business goals.

Corum spent time collaborating with leaders in McDowell County, including Kimball MCome on Adam Gianato; Jason tarRRowner of Appalachian Gold; And Professor Crystal Cook Marshall, New owner of Big 4 Motel. “these people It was central to SEE Appalachia’s initial focus our Business in Kimball City and perhaps Benefit the closed99,000 square feet Walmart building“See Appalachia now,” he said In full swing Manufacturing affordable homeswhile embracing aR-irrigationCorona community members and future homeowners In cooperation with local, state and national governments, and non-profit partners.

Corum invites interested community members to project To communicate with him and share their community knowledge and skills.

Community and student business idea presentations were held Oct. 12 on the WVU Tech campus. The evening competition jury included:

Ryan Thorne, West Virginia State Director for Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Dr. Scott Fleming, dean of the College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, WVU Tech

Conor Golden, Portfolio Banking Manager, United Bank

Christopher R. Vaught, President and CEO of Vaught, Inc.

The entries were Open to residents and businesses located in Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas, Summers, Webster, Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Monroe, Mercer, Wyoming, McDowell, Logan and Mingo counties and Virginia Tech students, faculty and staff. It must be companies that are being promoted New startups or companies operating for less than three years.

Prize money He was Contributed by private sponsors, incl Shnited bank and new river gorge regional development authority (Golden Shepherds) and Stephens Auto & Car Buyers WV (Silver Sponsor). All sponsorship money is provided to contestants as winnings.

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