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Brad D. Smith looks to take Ascend West Virginia program to the next level


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — The Ascend West Virginia program soon will go to the next level, according to Brad D. Smith.

Smith, the former CEO and later executive chairman of Intuit and the current president of Marshall University, and his wife, Alys, developed Ascend West Virginia, a program that is aimed at attracting remote workers to the Mountain State.

Since launching in April 2021, the program has brought 142 new residents to the state, who in turn have brought 172 others with them. There have also been five brand-new West Virginians born, according to Smith.

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