W.D. Strategies, LLC, a Pennsylvania-based business consultancy, was contracted to develop and support the Alleghenies Marketplace by the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission (SAP&DC). The Marketplace will offer entrepreneurs in the Central Pennsylvania Region an online platform where they can sell products. This project is part of a larger initiative, Startup Alleghenies, to foster local entrepreneurship and is funded, in part, by a federal grant awarded to SAP&DC. The prototype of the platform is scheduled for debut in summer 2022.
Cultivating a strong local economy and helping entrepreneurs succeed doesn’t end with an online marketplace – it’s just the beginning. We see it as our duty to educate the entrepreneurs – many of whom have never offered their products online before – so they’ve got the tools they need to see their businesses flourish.Wei-Chung Wang – CEO of W.D. Strategies