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The Mountain State is poised to become the epicenter of a multibillion-dollar expansion of our nation’s private weather industry.


Valued at $7 billion and growing at a rate of 10-15 percent each year, there’s great opportunity in the private sector to develop cutting-edge technologies, products and services to solve today’s growing weather challenges and meet consumers’ wants and needs.  

Whether you're an entrepreneur, cloud provider, stock market investor, techie, researcher, farmer or municipality in West Virginia or around the world, the opportunities for entrepreneurial ideas and commercialization ventures are endless. 

Join tech experts, cloud providers and thought leaders in the Focus Forward: Beyond the Cloud event series as they explore what’s beyond the cloud and how the NOAA Big Data Program offers promise and potential in West Virginia for decades to come.  

Visit to learn how to register for the April 22 webinar hosted by the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative.