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The future is data: Growth in the commercial climate weather industry


All hours of the day and night, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is gathering terabytes of information from multiple satellites at the West Virginia High Technology Foundation’s I-79 Technology Park. As the data silently streams through the satellites, Jim Estep, High Technology Foundation president and CEO, hears money and opportunity pouring into the Mountain State.
“I want to make every West Virginia coal miner a data miner,” Estep says. “A lot of the commercial climate weather industry is taking note of North Central West Virginia.”
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