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August 28, 2017

New WV Defense Industry Alliance Website Launches

NEWS RELEASE August 24, 2017 Contact:  Anne Barth, (304) 444-2918 CHARLESTON, W.VA. – The West Virginia Defense Industry Alliance, developed with the goal of facilitating job and economic growth for state vendors involved in the defense industry, has launched its online platform at The website showcases information about the historical and current roles that […]

July 5, 2017

Conference encourages STEM careers for women

By JIM ROSS June 26, 2017 A physicist listening to pulsars in a search for gravitational waves and a manager of an agency that seeks new technologies for defense and civilian applications highlighted the Women & Technology Conference on June 26 in Charleston. About 120 women – and a few men – from varying […]

July 5, 2017

Bringing WV’s female scientists out of the shadows

Op-ed in the Charleston Gazette-Mail June 18, 2017 by Anne Barth To the best of my knowledge, there is no West Virginia Hall of Fame for Women Scientists. With the release last year of the movie “Hidden Figures,” I propose that we at least create a virtual one and make Katherine Johnson from White […]

May 18, 2017

Comprehensive, Statewide Business Incubator Listing Available for WV Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses

Contact:  Anne Barth, (304) 444-2918 CHARLESTON, W.VA. – TechConnect West Virginia, an organization working to grow the state’s economy, has developed a comprehensive listing of active business incubators and accelerators located throughout West Virginia.  To view and download the document click here. “Personal, hands-on assistance for starting or growing a business in the Mountain State […]

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 […]

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 […]

June 23, 2016

Manufacturing industry works to diversify West Virginia workforce

Brittany Murray, Staff Writer, Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram June 19, 2016 CLARKSBURG — Today’s workforce has to keep pace with new technology and methods in the manufacturing sector. Dealing in the areas of advanced energy, chemicals and advanced materials, biosciences and biometrics, Anne Barth, executive director of TechConnect in Charleston, said today’s manufacturing industry is not the […]

February 17, 2016

Entrepreneurship is Key to Economic Growth

The State Journal, Feb. 12, 2016 Anne Barth is executive director of TechConnect West Virginia, a nonprofit organization working to advance innovation-based economic development and growth in West Virginia. Just as a modern transportation system requires roads, bridges, ramps, signage and more, a healthy entrepreneurial environment requires a complete system of interconnected infrastructure to move […]