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West Virginia High Tech Foundation looks to further expand I-79 Tech Park, commercial climate and weather industry


With the dawn of a new year, the High Technology Foundation in Fairmont has set its sights on expanding the region’s commercial climate and weather industry, in addition to further building out Phase III of the I-79 High Technology Park.

High Technology Foundation President and CEO Jim Estep said that as 2022 progresses, he hopes to be laser-focused on the commercial climate and weather industry, with which the foundation has been deeply involved for about a year.
Estep said he’s interested in the industry and potential opportunities for companies to store or use data collected by NOAA — data that’s stored right in the middle of the High Technology Park.

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