CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced she will partner with Google to launch the Let’s Put West Virginia on the Map Program. Senator Capito and representatives from Google will host a free tech workshop for Charleston-area small businesses at the Clay Center on Wednesday, September 2, to help business owners launch a website and become visible online.

“By helping business owners reach more customers online, this workshop will empower West Virginia small businesses to utilize the limitless opportunity of today’s technology,” said Senator Capito. “I am proud to join with Google to bring this workshop to Charleston, to build on the work of my Capito Connect Plan and to bridge the digital divide in the Mountain State.”

Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map provides businesses across the U.S. with the practical solutions to be discovered by people searching for products and services online. Businesses that are online are expected to grow twice as fast and hire twice as many workers than those that aren't. Businesses can go to to get a free website as well as free tools, training and resources to help their business succeed online.


Senator Capito and Google host Let’s Put West Virginia on the Map event and seminar with Charleston businesses


Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)

Google spokesperson

Charleston-area small business owners


Clay Center

1 Clay Square

Charleston, W.Va. 25301


Wednesday, September 2nd

9:00 a.m. – Participant check in

10:00 a.m. – Tour for members of the media with remarks from Senator Capito