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High Technology Foundation partners with West Virginia governor’s office to spur federal agency recruitment


FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WV News) — After years of recruiting federal agencies to the I-79 Technology Park in Fairmont, the High Technology Foundation has been able to successfully partner with Gov. Jim Justice’s office to further expand the recruitment process to encompass the entire state.

Jim Estep, president and CEO of the foundation, said the partnership has been a long time coming, and he hopes that other state officials get on board with the initiative.

“We have, for the first time, been able to forge a partnership with the Governor’s Office to actively pursue additional federal operations not just to the I-79 Technology Park but also to the entire state, expanding our federal anchor model as more of a statewide economic diversification strategy,” Estep said.
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