Still in the early growth stage, a new economy is taking shape in North-Central West Virginia—research and technology. The I-79 Technology Park is now home to high tech facilities operated by the FBI, NASA, and NOAA, and the Department of Defense, fueling economic growth in nearby cities and counties. Some, like Senator Brooks McCabe, believe this type of industry is the state’s best chance to capture business in the new economy. Read about the new industry in his editorial in The State Journal.