West Virginia Department of Commerce TOURISM ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

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Tourism Assistance Programs

– West Virginia Division of Tourism’s Matching Advertising Partnership Program is a reimbursable partnership program that provides matching funds for innovative and effective direct advertising projects that increase visitation and travel expenditures in West Virginia and impact the economic growth of the travel industry.

WV HEAT – The West Virginia Office of Hospitality Education and Training has developed and implemented training programs for the state’s hospitality industry and public schools. The mission is to create an efficient and effective hospitality industry work force for West Virginia. The program offers professionally delivered training programs to hospitality industry employers and organizations statewide.
“Without the Tourism Development Act, a large portion of our expansion project would not have been possible. The Department of Commerce and the Tax Department provided help and encouragement to us. This development program is a significant advantage to private investors in the tourism industry.”

Randolph “Randy” Worls CEO, The Oglebay Foundation