I-79 TECHNOLOGY PARK

The I-79 Technology Park has become the premier location for high priority Federal operations that require advanced electrical and telecommunications infrastructure.  In addition, Federal operations have found the I-79 Technology Park to be the ideal location for meeting the costly and complicated requirements of Continuity of Operations or “COOP” compliance.

While the cost and infrastructure advantages of locating operations at the I-79 Technology Park make it the absolute best choice, the fact that land for building sites are provided FREE of charge to select Federal operations make it impossible to justify going anywhere else.

The I-79 Technology Park is located within the heart of the I-79 High Technology Corridor just south of Fairmont, West Virginia. The location of the I-79 Technology Park places it within one day’s drive of 60% of the U.S. population and some of the Nation’s largest cities including New York, Boston, Washington, Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Indianapolis.

Advanced Infrastructure

ADVANCED ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

The geographical location of the I-79 Technology Park is only one component that makes it a prime operational site.  Infrastructure enhancements have taken the I-79 Technology Park to truly world-class levels.  In 2011 and 2012, tens of millions of dollars were spent to expand both the electrical and telecommunications systems in the park.

In collaboration with MonPower, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corporation, a brand new state-of-the-art expandable 14-MW electrical substation was constructed to support the power needs of the I-79 Technology Park.  This capability is further enhanced by the presence of the state-of-the-art MonPower headquarters and operations center constructed by FirstEnergy in the I-79 Technology Park.

ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE

This amazing electrical infrastructure is only rivaled by the I-79 Technology Park’s telecommunications infrastructure.  In 2011, the park was expanded to include a gigabit speed communications infrastructure effectively making it a “GigaPoP” for Internet access.

One of the anchor tenants of the park, namely, the NOAA Environmental Security Computing Center (NESCC) had an ongoing requirement to transmit massive amounts of data and information around the world.  In addition to the gigabit speed infrastructure, operational connections were established with the country’s most advanced gigabit network, namely, Internet 2 Network, to help facilitate these collaborations. In addition, the park is an official node on NOAA’s 10GB N-Wave science network.

Expansion of the telecommunications infrastructure is scheduled to continue as part of NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R Series (GOES-R) program and the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program.

PHASE 3 ROAD PROJECT

The development of Phase 3 of the I-79 Technology Park has begun.  The first section of Phase 3 includes construction of approximately 1,632 linear feet of roadway, installation of water lines, sewer lines, underground electric duct bank, and fiber installation to serve three (3) future Federal Anchor building pads and a new retail development area. The first section of Phase 3 should be completed by the first quarter of 2020.

For information about land sales and retail development, please email info@wvhtf.org.

CURRENT TENANTS

The I-79 Technology Park is a trusted location for several Federal operations including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The I-79 Technology Park is proud to be home to over 30 businesses with approximately 1,000 employees. These businesses include General Dynamics, Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc., FirstEnergy Corp., Leidos, ManTech International Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Spectrum, GST, Healthcare Management Solutions LLC, and the National White Collar Crime Center.

The I-79 Technology Park is also home to the West Virginia Community and Technical College System’s North Central Advanced Technology Center (ATC) and Pierpont Community & Technical College, which brings a valuable academic component to the I-79 Technology Park community.

ROBERT H. MOLLOHAN RESEARCH CENTER

The Robert H. Mollohan Research Center is situated on approximately 21 acres in the I-79 Technology Park and contains approximately 248,000 square feet of office and meeting space along with an attached three-level parking garage. The uniquely designed facility was substantially completed in 2006 and contains a 150-seat auditorium with breakout rooms and a large exhibition hall that can accommodate large functions such as trade shows, formal dinners and large meeting groups. The building also has space for a food servery and wellness center. The building is served by a 2,000 KW backup generator, a 350 KW emergency generator and a 1,200 KW Uninterrupted Power System. The building has fiber optic and Cat 6 wiring throughout the facility. The building also itself utilizes a 10 Gigabit/ second fiber optic backbone throughout.

For information about meeting and event space, please contact events@wvhtf.org

Need Meeting or Event Space?

We have rooms available to accommodate 10-500 people.