WVU, state announce first communities to host unique remote worker program

Intuit executive and Kenova native Brad Smith hopes his words inspire others to seek out the West Virginia he loves, building a better future for themselves and the state through a new remote worker program which announced three initial host communities March 23 – Morgantown, Shepherdstown and Lewisburg.

WVU to hold entrepreneurial contest through new Seed WV program

West Virginians with ideas for new products and services that have the potential to be brought to market quickly could benefit from a program planted in West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics. Seed WV is a virtual contest open to West Virginia residents, innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses and non-profits where up to $15k in prize money will be awarded.

Report: Renewable energy is key to West Virginia’s economic future

Investing in renewable energy is a viable solution to diversifying and strengthening West Virginia’s economy. And according to a new report issued by the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at the West Virginia University College of Law, the switch to renewable energy would be cost-effective and can be done in a way that creates thousands of jobs — and may even save consumers money.

Opportunity knocked: WVU to use Virgin Hyperloop collaboration as a springboard for student, faculty research, state economic development

As Gordon Gee looked at the Virgin Hyperloop prize, the West Virginia University president’s pièce de résistance might seem unusual: collaboration; however, it was one of the tickets that Richard Branson and his team punched when they chose Tucker and Grant counties for the location of the certification center for their research into moving people at 600 mph in pods, reducing travel times from Pittsburgh to Chicago to minutes.