OUR MISSION:  Institutionalize a knowledge sector in the West Virginia economy.

Facilitate the institutionalization of a “knowledge” sector in West Virginia that substantively provides a sustained positive contribution to the state’s economy.

OUR STRATEGY:  Pursue a strategy called the Federal Anchor Model focused on the recruitment of Federal operations with the following characteristics:

  1. Operational emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related efforts.
  2. Operations involve a substantial amount of annual contracting opportunities for the business community.

For 25 years, the High Technology Foundation has been committed to building a stronger West Virginia.  The single biggest obstacle to a stronger West Virginia is the state’s lack of economic diversity.  Therefore, the High Technology Foundation’s mission is dedicated to facilitating economic diversification.

A fundamental principle of the High Technology Foundation’s economic diversification approach is the emphasis on the institutionalization of a new economic sector in the state that facilitates key structural objectives.

  • It allows the state economy to participate competitively and sustainably in the largest segments of the national economy.
  • It enables greater participation by West Virginia citizens with a higher educational attainment – especially those in STEM.
  • It serves to attract the nation’s investment community by fostering an entrepreneurial culture and expanding the state’s innovation capacity.
  • It lends itself to the growth of an “ecosystem” of large, medium, small and start-up companies that allows the efficient expansion and operation of a competitive business environment based upon capitalistic principles.