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April 2, 2021

TechConnectWV lays out four projects to spur entrepreneurial, startup growth

by John Mark Shaver, Fairmont News Editor The State Journal March 7, 2021 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — TechConnect West Virginia has been steadily working through the COVID-19 pandemic to help fledgling entrepreneurs and startup businesses network and access funding, and the entity has several more programs ready to go in the coming weeks and […]

January 18, 2021

West Virginia Technology Leaders Share Optimism for 2021

by John Mark Shaver, Fairmont News Editor The State Journal Jan. 11, 2021 From developments in the Virgin Hyperloop Certification Center and upstart small businesses to advancements in remote working and federal recruitment, West Virginia technology leaders are optimistic about the sector’s chances in 2021. Outside COVID-19, one of the biggest developments of 2020 that’s […]

July 27, 2020

TechConnect continues SBIR training sessions despite COVID-19 pandemic

by John Mark Shaver, Fairmont News Editor The State Journal July 27, 2020 CHARLESTON — Despite the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continuing to rage on, TechConnect West Virginia and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center are still working to train local technology start-ups on the process of applying for and acquiring crucial grants. Last week, […]

April 29, 2020

State’s economy derailed rapidly, but could get back on track quickly, too, expert believes

by Matt Harvey, Managing Editor The State Journal April 20, 2020 MORGANTOWN — One of the state’s leading economic experts hasn’t seen anything to compare with the way the economy derailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Dr. John Deskins, director of the Bureau of Business & Economic Research at West Virginia University, eschews comparing […]

April 21, 2020

State lawmakers support small business research, development

Op-ed in the State Journal April 19, 2019 by Anne Barth 2020 will be known forever as the Year of the Coronavirus Pandemic and the societal upheaval that followed. As scientists and researchers around the world race to produce faster testing kits and a vaccine, the invaluable role of scientific research is front and center. […]

February 4, 2020

Opportunity is Now!

Article by Anne Barth Bowles Rice: Views & Visions, January 2020 Edition As the adage goes, economic development is a team sport. To be successful in growing West Virginia’s economy requires cooperation among all stakeholders, including those in government, educational institutions, trade and business associations, philanthropy and community groups. At TechConnectWV, we are taking that […]

January 17, 2020

WV tech leaders hope lawmakers heed advice to advance development

by John Mark Shaver, Fairmont News Editor Jan. 12, 2020 CHARLESTON — With the 2020 West Virginia legislative session now in full swing, the state’s technology leaders are hoping to see some major support for their sector, including help with workforce recruitment and funding for startup companies. First and foremost, the opinion shared by several […]

November 11, 2019

More than $7 million in federal funding announced for WV economic development projects

WV News November 11, 2019 CHARLESTON — More than $7 million in federal funding will be distributed across eight economic development projects in West Virginia. The funding, which will be awarded through the U.S. Economic Development Administration, was announced Monday morning by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic […]

November 4, 2019

WV High Tech Foundation, partners launch ‘3 Steps to Start Up’ program

by Conor Griffith, Business Editor WVNews November 3, 2019 FAIRMONT — Hopes are high among West Virginia’s business development organizations that a newly funded program will more effectively coordinate available resources and help entrepreneurs take their businesses from concept to reality. A $1,200,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission was awarded to the INNOVA Commercialization […]

November 4, 2019

High Tech Jobs in the Mountain State

October 21 was a big day for tech in West Virginia. TechConnectWV hosted the 6th Annual WV Women & Technology Conference, and Infor cut the ribbon on its new offices in Charleston. Thanks to Mark Curtis at Channel 13 for highlighting both in this interview!