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March 6, 2017

TechConnect’s ScaleUp Boosts Economy, One Innovation at a Time

  The State Journal March 5, 2017 By: John Dahlia   The journey from idea to concept to prototype to market can be riddled with obstacles specifically designed to prevent success. But a relatively new statewide initiative called ScaleUp West Virginia has quietly been giving homegrown innovators what they need to take their dreams […]

March 6, 2017

How we are driving coding workforce for WV’s future

  Op-ed in The Charleston Gazette-Mail March 5, 2017 By: Anne Barth   Much has been written about the future of work, but many questions remain unanswered. Will robots and machine learning replace a majority of workers across a multitude of sectors in the next decades? How will artificial intelligence replace humans across a […]

January 11, 2017

Now is the time for technology-based economic development

  The State Journal January 9, 2017 Column by Brooks McCabe Technology-based economic development offers West Virginia one of its best opportunities to jump-start real growth driven by high-paying research and manufacturing jobs. With the economic and fiscal constraints currently facing West Virginia, immediate action is needed. The priorities must be set on outcome measures […]

December 13, 2016

Forum paves way for location of company in Huntington

  The Huntington Herald-Dispatch December 11, 2016 Andrew Zulauf, Michele O’Connor, and Jordan Lavender  The West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust (WVJIT) is a public venture capital fund created to develop, promote and expand West Virginia’s economy by making investment funds available to eligible businesses. We take our charge seriously and work daily to grow jobs […]

December 6, 2016

WVU leads partnership studying impact of federal defense cuts on state economy

November 29, 2016 West Virginia University, along with lead partner TechConnect West Virginia, has received a grant of almost $1 million to study the impact on the state of reduced defense spending nationally with a goal of helping mitigate the effect on the economy and create and strengthen relationships for possible growth. The grant comes […]

November 4, 2016

WV STEM employment is ahead of national average

Op-ed in The State Journal, October 27, 2016 By Anne Barth Would it come as a surprise to you to learn that West Virginia has a solid STEM employment sector? For too long, the perception has persisted that West Virginia lags behind in this area, but the reality is that we are actually a bit […]

October 14, 2016

TechConnectWV Survey Finds 48,500 Employed in STEM Jobs

    From SSTI: More than 48,500 are employed in West Virginia’s STEM-related fields, according to an October survey, A Survey: STEM Jobs in West Virginia in 2015, commissioned by TechConnect WV and the West Virginia Department of Commerce. The survey, which used data from 2015, found that 48,553 people, or 6.7 percent of the […]

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.