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TechWrxWV Program Helping to Create Meaningful, Measurable Change in WV


TechConnect West Virginia’s recently completed TechWrxWV project resulted in the creation of 125 new jobs, the retention of 114 existing jobs, the launch of 34 new businesses and attracted $10.3 million in follow-on funding for entrepreneurs and early-stage companies.

“The goal of the program was to see more successful startup companies launch and early-stage companies grow in West Virginia, contributing to both job and wealth creation in the region,” said Rich Giersch, executive director of TechConnect. “We are thrilled with the success of the program and greatly appreciate the support of the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the State of West Virginia”.

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