WV education officials and students work to break down STEM barriers for first-generation college students

CLARKSBURG — Education officials and students are working together to break down barriers that are preventing first-generation and under-represented college students in West Virginia from entering and graduating from science, ...

Harrison County Economic Development Corporation discusses goals for retreat

CLARKSBURG — The Harrison County Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors discussed goals that will be a focus of the organization’s upcoming retreat and received an update on business property listings in the county. ...

WV sees highest average employment in over 10 years in 2019

CHARLESTON — The average number of workers in West Virginia for the 2019 calendar year was the highest employment the state has seen in more than a decade. According to a news release from the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, data ...

NCWV Airport, business park continue to reach new heights

BRIDGEPORT — When an entity is enjoying great success, seemingly setting record after record, it’s sometimes easy to see it grow complacent. You’ve seen it in the sports world, in the business world and from individuals. For the North ...

Fairmont WV High Tech Foundation CEO details six ways to boost state’s knowledge sector (copy)

Fairmont WV High Tech Foundation CEO details six ways to boost state’s knowledge sector (copy) This aerial view shows the first phase of development at the I-79 Technology Park in Fairmont. Photo submitted by West Virginia High ...

Changing technology offers endless opportunities for growing WV economy

CHARLESTON — Nearly every aspect of business and commerce in today’s interconnected, always-online world depends upon some form of technology. Technology — with its ability to connect small business owners to global markets and make ...

Harrison, WV Economic Development Corp. votes to waive fee for Mayors’ Association

CLARKSBURG — The Harrison County Mayors’ Association will now have representation on the Harrison County Economic Development Corporation board of directors. Members of the HCEDC board of directors voted during their meeting Wednesday ...

Pratt & Whitney to invest $30 million in North Central WV facility, creating jobs for region

BRIDGEPORT — Aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney has announced it will be investing more than $30 million in its engine services facility in North Central West Virginia. Officials said that along with a strong commitment ...

Hunting impact remains huge for West Virginia’s economy

CLARKSBURG — West Virginia’s woods will see hunters by the thousands on Monday as the state’s much-anticipated firearm buck season opens. Before making their way to their favorite tree stand, hunting blind or cabin, however, hunters ...

WV Women & Tech Conference highlights potential, opportunities

CHARLESTON — Hundreds of businesswomen (and men), students and educators got a front row seat to learn how the state can boost the economy and close the gender pay gap during the West Virginia Women & Technology Conference recently ...