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September 19, 2016

Daily Mail editorial: More STEM opportunities for women

Decades ago, it was uncommon to find many women working in what are now called STEM careers — those based in science, technology, engineering or math. While a renewed focus on STEM education has led to many more girls and women seeking such careers, females are still underrepresented in technical fields. “According to the U.S. […]

September 5, 2016

STEM job survey results may be surprising to some

West Virginia Metronews By Chris Lawrence in News | September 05, 2016  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — New survey results indicate more West Virginians work in STEM-related fields than some might believe.

August 26, 2016

TechConnect West Virginia announces program for state businesses, entrepreneurs

7 News, WTRF-TV Business opportunities within the Mountain State are about to be scaled up.

June 23, 2016

Manufacturing industry works to diversify West Virginia workforce

Brittany Murray, Staff Writer, Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram June 19, 2016 CLARKSBURG — Today’s workforce has to keep pace with new technology and methods in the manufacturing sector. Dealing in the areas of advanced energy, chemicals and advanced materials, biosciences and biometrics, Anne Barth, executive director of TechConnect in Charleston, said today’s manufacturing industry is not the […]

April 18, 2016

Tech Leaders Discuss What’s Next In The State

WV Public Broadcasting April 6, 2016 How to create jobs and grow industry in West Virginia — that was the topic of a forum held Wednesday at the Bridge Valley Community and Technical College’s Advance Technology Center in South Charleston. West Virginia tech industry leaders gathered with representatives from both of the state’s major universities […]

March 14, 2016

Manufacturing, tech, ag, arts at center of economic vision for WV

Op-ed in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Sunday, March 13, 2016 By Bill Woodrum, Alissa Novoselick, Anne Barth and Elizabeth Spellman As West Virginia continues to transition its economy, entities across the state are working to build capacity from within our borders, particularly in those sectors focused on innovation. While many people think of the creative economy as […]

February 17, 2016

Entrepreneurship is Key to Economic Growth

The State Journal, Feb. 12, 2016 Anne Barth is executive director of TechConnect West Virginia, a nonprofit organization working to advance innovation-based economic development and growth in West Virginia. Just as a modern transportation system requires roads, bridges, ramps, signage and more, a healthy entrepreneurial environment requires a complete system of interconnected infrastructure to move […]

November 18, 2015

Innovation is the new frontier in West Virginia

Charleston Gazette-Mail, November 17, 2015 By Anne Barth It is often said that the American frontier was settled by brave men and women who set out on a journey to unknown parts armed only with a Bible and an ax. And that is true. But they also traveled with wagonloads of American ingenuity, and it […]

October 14, 2015

Grant will allow TechConnect to help innovators

By Angelee Wiley, Times West Virginian FAIRMONT — A West Virginia company dedicated to diversifying the economy in West Virginia has received a grant that will benefit entrepreneurs from around the state, including Marion County. TechConnect has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). The grant will be used to create innovation, […]

October 6, 2015

Bring Equity Crowdfunding to West Virginia

Charleston Gazette-Mail, October 4, 2015 By Anne Barth and Joe Carlucci When the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) passed Congress in 2012, a new source of capital opened up for entrepreneurs seeking startup or expansion funds. For the first time, startups could seek financial backing through online “crowdfunding” from average individuals and not […]