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March 8, 2012

Grants help ideas come to life

by George Hohmann Daily Mail Business Editor Imagine walking into a computer lab with an idea for a new product and walking out with a full-size working model. That’s what happened to Timothy Bell, owner of Bell Mechanical in Dunbar. Bell has a side business, Craft-Totes by Bell, inspired by his work helping to construct the […]

March 3, 2012

Anne Barth and Andrew Zulauf: Investment tax credit would aid job growth

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In order to successfully compete in today’s economy, many states are implementing strategies and programs aimed at helping entrepreneurs and start-up ventures compete on a level playing field. They are doing this by ensuring a robust system of university research, boosting commercialization of that research, and making sure that this innovation “ecosystem” […]

February 27, 2012

Anne Barth: State needs tax credit for ‘angel’ investors

The Herald-Dispatch The decision by Progenesis to open an office in downtown Huntington is the latest success story in our state’s ongoing efforts to create home-grown innovation businesses. This success is due to a variety of initiatives that are helping to facilitate a robust system of university research and boosting commercialization of that research. However, […]

February 23, 2012

Industries share concerns in TechConnectWV panel

CHARLESTON – The natural gas industry is changing everything in West Virginia. TechConnectWV hosted a panel discussion Tuesday afternoon in the House Of Delegates chamber for representatives from the four areas TechConnectWV focuses on to share the details of how that one industry is changing everything else. “We need intellectual property that can be developed […]

January 25, 2012

The Legislature Today

The legislature today, the governor promises comprehensive mine safety legislation this session. But one smaller, though still important mine safety bill, is making its way through the senate. There are four new faces in the West Virginia House of Delegates, we’ll meet them tonight. And we continue our discussion about innovation technology and manufacturing in the state on The Legislature Today.