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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- More small businesses in West Virginia will soon be online.
Representatives from Google were at the Clay Center in Charleston Monday for website training and development for small businesses throughout the state. The workshop was called “West Virginia Get Your Business Online.”
The goal of the workshop was to help a small business who are offline to be online by the time they leave on Monday.
Google will help each of the businesses set up a free website.
Senator Jay Rockefeller was the keynote speaker for the event.
Rockefeller says this is a great way to help small businesses in the area grow.
“Small businesses are the economic engine of our state,” Rockefeller said in joint remarks with Google Director of Small Business Engagement John Ploumitsakos. “But many of them are lacking a true Internet presence. We’re here to change that, and see that West Virginia leads the way in online commerce.”
More than 150 small businesses in West Virginia participated in the event. According to a news release, this was one of the highest turnouts Google has experienced from similar events across the country.