he West Virginia Regional Technology Park (Tech Park) in South Charleston is the newest research, education and technology campus in West Virginia’s higher education system.

The facility has a more than 60-year history of research and technological contributions, having been established by Dow Chemical-predecessor Union Carbide Corporation as the company’s primary research center in 1949.

Now operated by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, the Tech Park adds significant capacity to the state’s academic, research and economic development missions.