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September 2, 2016

New Survey Finds More Than 48,500 Working in STEM Fields in West Virginia in 2015

September 1, 2016 Contact:   Anne Barth,, 304-444-2918 Charleston, W.Va. – According to a survey commissioned by TechConnect West Virginia, the West Virginia Department of Commerce found that 48,553 people worked in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related fields in the state in 2015.  This represents 6.7 percent of the state’s total workforce and […]

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 2, 2016

TechConnect West Virginia Announces New Officers, Board Member

Charleston, W.Va. – TechConnect West Virginia, a non-profit organization working to advance innovation-based economic development and growth in West Virginia, recently announced its new slate of officers and a new member to the group’s Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 term. They include: Chair of the Board:  Thomas A. Vorbach, Member; Steptoe & Johnson PLLC […]

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 […]

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 […]

October 2, 2015

TechConnect West Virginia awarded $500,000 in grant funds to boost innovation and entrepreneurship in the Mountain State

State Journal, October 2, 2015 TechConnect West Virginia has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to “spur innovation and entrepreneurship, long-term competitiveness and job creation across West Virginia.” TechConnect’s mission is to diversify West Virginia’s economy through innovations in advanced energy, chemicals and advanced materials, biometrics, biotechnology and advanced manufacturing. […]

August 14, 2015

E. Panhandle partnership receives renewable energy grant

Charleston Gazette-Mail, August 10, 2015 The Associated Press MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – An Eastern Panhandle partnership has received a $5,000 seed grant to develop renewable energy technologies. Eastern West Virginia Community & Technology College and Lost River Green Tech will use the funding to develop new ways to install wind and solar technologies. The grant also […]

May 26, 2015

Entrepreneurs learn about small business grants

The Exponent Telegram Posted May 15, 2015 by Jim Davis STAFF WRITER FAIRMONT — Tomorrow’s Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs had the opportunity Thursday to learn about seed funding available to help launch their ideas. The U.S. Small Business Administration SBIR Road Tour came to the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center at Fairmont’s I-79 Technology […]