Former WV governors Caperton, Wise to speak in Charleston - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

Former WV governors Caperton, Wise to speak in Charleston

Posted: Updated:
  • BusinessBusinessMore>>

  • Autism training to expand from Huntington to Athens, WV

    Autism training to expand from Huntington to Athens, WV

    Wednesday, November 16 2016 9:45 AM EST2016-11-16 14:45:47 GMT

    The West Virginia Autism Training Center is expanding its reach in the state. WV ATC, located at Marshall University in Huntington, has partnered with Concord University to develop on-campus support in Athens for students who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

    The West Virginia Autism Training Center is expanding its reach in the state. WV ATC, located at Marshall University in Huntington, has partnered with Concord University to develop on-campus support in Athens for students who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

  • AT&T offering computer science grants

    AT&T offering computer science grants

    Monday, November 14 2016 5:08 PM EST2016-11-14 22:08:54 GMT

    Executives with ATTInternetService are offering computer sciences grants to university professors and secondary school teachers to upgrade technology in their classrooms.

    Executives with ATTInternetService are offering computer sciences grants to university professors and secondary school teachers to upgrade technology in their classrooms.

  • WV child advocacy, domestic violence groups get help from Verizon

    WV child advocacy, domestic violence groups get help from Verizon

    Thursday, October 27 2016 5:01 PM EDT2016-10-27 21:01:17 GMT

    The West Virginia Child Advocacy Network and West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence are getting help from Verizon's HopeLine program to help those affected by domestic violence and child abuse.

    The West Virginia Child Advocacy Network and West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence are getting help from Verizon's HopeLine program to help those affected by domestic violence and child abuse.

CHARLESTON, WV -

Two former governors will share their techniques for diversifying the Mountain State's economy as part of "Conversations in Innovation," an event sponsored by Vision Shared, an economic development organization.

Governors Gaston Caperton and Bob Wise will address the opportunities and challenges West Virginia faces in terms of developing and retaining intellectual capital.

The leaders of Vision Shared believe West Virginia must promote itself as an ideal place to locate and expand businesses that also provides an outstanding quality of life.

"Many other states and nations have fully embraced innovation economics, a growing doctrine that positions intellectual property, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation at the center of economic activity," Vision Shared President Rebecca McPhail Randolph said in a news release. "In West Virginia, we must focus more public, private and non-profit investment on joining these elements to grow and expand a balanced economic base."

The Conversations in Innovation event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Geary Auditorium at the University of Charleston. The event is free of cost and open to the public.

Powered by Frankly