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April 2, 2014

Officials Commemorate Business Incubator Launch

Charleston Daily Mail Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Jared Hunt, Business editor CHARLESTON, W.VA. — State officials and executives from area chemical companies and industry organizations gathered at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston to commemorate the launch of the nation’s first business incubator focused solely on chemical-based technologies. Dubbed “ChemCeption,” the new […]

February 28, 2014

Mobilized and Making it Happen

Kevin DiGregorio  Executive Director Chemical Alliance Zone     (304) 437-4295 “If someone wanted to make investments in the Marcellus shale region, how would they get involved?” That was the question posed by a member of a Canadian-based private equity firm at InformEx 2014 — a chemical industry event that includes a tradeshow, conference, and networking […]

February 4, 2014

West Virginia’s ‘Hockey Stick of Innovation’

Commentary in the State Journal, January 31, 2014 by Anne Barth, Executive Director, TechConnectWV Three years ago, TechConnect West Virginia began a scope of work with support from the State of West Virginia and the U.S. Economic Development Administration to develop West Virginia’s technology clusters, foster entrepreneurship and innovation, and create technology-based companies and jobs. […]

February 4, 2014

10 Trends Shaping West Virginia’s Tech Future

Column in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, January 5, 2014 by Anne Barth, Executive Director of TechConnectWV As we start a new year, it is a good time to reflect on the progress that has been made and where our opportunities may lie in the future.  On behalf of TechConnect West Virginia and all our partners, I […]

July 11, 2013

TechConnectWV Featured in “Views & Visions”

Anne Barth, Executive Director of TechConnect West Virginia, contributed an article to “Views & Visions,” a publication of Bowles Rice, Attorneys at Law, in the current edition of the magazine, entitled “Creating Tomorrow’s Workforce.”  Read this discussion of innovation as an economic driver and what’s happening in West Virginia here (pages 12-13).      

April 16, 2013

High-tech industry to show off for state lawmakers

March 11, 2013 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Aspects of West Virginia’s growing high-tech economy will be on full display at the Capitol in Charleston. Monday is Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day, hosted by Industries of the Future-West Virginia and TechConnect West Virginia. TechConnect executive director Anne Barth says the idea is to put a face on the […]

April 16, 2013

Importance Of High-Tech Industries Stressed At WV State Capitol West Virginia’s high-tech economy was showcased Monday at the state Capitol in Charleston. More than 80 companies, groups and agencies participated in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day, with exhibits set up at the Rotunda. High-tech companies used the event to demonstrate to lawmakers the importance the industries play in the state’s economy. The event was […]

July 16, 2012

TechConnectWV Presents at EDA Regional Conference

Anne Barth, executive director of TechConnect West Virginia, participated in a panel discussion at the EDA Regional Conference in Philadelphia on July 11, 2012.  Excerpts from her presentation follow. West Virginia is well known as an energy state with vast natural resources and great scenic beauty, a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, and soon I hope […]