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ABOUT

Welcome to the Tech Park

The West Virginia Regional Technology Park is leading the Mountain State into a new frontier of innovation, science, and technology.

Built on the legacy of scientists, engineers, and innovators who brought over 30,000 patents valued at eighteen billion dollars into the marketplace at this unique location, the Tech Park is where the spark of an idea or concept can become a market-ready product. 

The Tech Park is more than just land and office space - it's a place where you can find a willing partner to obtain the assets, workforce, and connections to succeed. Not only will you find connectivity to redundant utilities and high-speed internet access but also connections to state and federal government leaders, bankers, technology resources, educational leaders, and more. Choosing the Tech Park provides access to West Virginia's beautiful landscape with a low cost of living and plenty of social activities including skiing, boating, golf, hunting, fishing, world-class resorts, music, research universities, and much more. 

Visit the West Virginia Regional Tech Park today and discover a place to grow, succeed and thrive in business and in life.

Vibrant Living Area

  • The WV Symphony Orchestra is a premiere performing arts organization, presenting classical, pops, and chamber-music concerts annually

  • Five minutes from Yeager International Airport with daily flights to several major hubs

  • Close proximity to downtown South Charleston with great lunchtime eateries and shops

  • At the intersection of three major Interstates – I-77, I-64 and I-79

  • Near a 2,500 seat riverfront amphitheater and the 4,500 seat Appalachian Power Baseball Park – home of the Charleston Dirty Birds

  • Close proximity to downtown South Charleston with great lunchtime eateries and shops 

  • Quick access to Capitol Market, indoor-outdoor market which offers farm goodness and specialty shops

  • Barely an hour from some of the East’s best Whitewater Rafting and Skiing

  • On-campus Hiking Trails

  • Minutes away from Mardi Gras Casino & Resort

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History of the Park

The West Virginia Regional Technology Park comes with an illustrious history of innovation. The Park opened in 1949 as the Union Carbide Corporation Technology Center and became Union Carbide’s largest research and development center. An estimated 3,000 scientists and engineers worked on campus and developed more than 30,000 patented discoveries, valued at approximately $18 billion.

After Union Carbide merged with The Dow Chemical Company in 2001, the company allowed other tenants to move on campus as well. In 2010, Dow Chemical donated the 258-acre park to the state of West Virginia.

Today, the Tech Park, owned by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and operated by the West Virginia Regional Technology Park Corporation, is the newest research, education and technology asset in the state’s portfolio. The West Virginia Regional Technology Park continues to generate new thinking, new ideas and new opportunities.