Month: October 2018

Retired Benedum Foundation president William ‘Pat’ Getty elected to West Virginia High Technology Foundation board of directors

by John Mark Shaver STAFF WRITER FAIRMONT — William “Pat” Getty, the retired president of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, has been elected to the West Virginia, High Technology Foundations board of directors. Jim Estep, president and CEO of the High Technology Foundation, said having Getty, a man of many accolades, on the board of […]
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HTF Announces New Board Member: William P. “Pat” Getty

High Technology Foundation Announces New Board Member:  William P. “Pat” Getty   FAIRMONT, WV — October 18, 2018 — The High Technology Foundation has announced the election of the newest member of its Board of Directors, William P. “Pat” Getty. “We are honored to have Pat join our Board of Directors.  Pat has distinguished himself […]
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I-79 Technology Park center of ‘high tech movement’

by Jeff McCullough STAFF WRITER FAIRMONT — Home to numerous federal facilities, over 30 businesses and 1,200 employees, the I-79 Technology Park has been a provider of high-paying jobs in West Virginia for over 25 years. Located on 400 acres of land in Fairmont, the park is perhaps most notable for the numerous government agencies […]
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W.Va. economy benefits from vital federal facilities

by John Mark Shaver STAFF WRITER FAIRMONT — With federal anchors like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Fairmont, the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg and the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, North Central West Virginia is receiving an economic boost. The three anchors, along with NASA’s Independent Verification & […]
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NY Times – West Virginia’s Small-Town Revival

By Zach Montague Oct. 9, 2018 The American rural experience, as told by Henry David Thoreau and Aldo Leopold, is all about becoming immersed in largely unpopulated, natural places. For weary urbanites, such places offer a chance to find solitude and reflect. Too often, it seems, the scattered towns that dot these landscapes are ignored, lost […]
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