The first decade of the 21 st century is bringing unprecedented economic growth to north-central West Virginia, as a burgeoning high-tech industry and other opportunities continue to take root along Interstate 79.

How that positive growth ties in to West Virginia University will be taken up by WVU President David C. Hardesty Jr. Wednesday (June 8) in Fairmont.

Hardesty will be the guest speaker during the June Roundtable of the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation, in the Alan B. Mollohan Innovation Center.

Registration will be at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. For more information and to register, contact Sharon Spencer online at or by calling her direct at (304) 366-2577, ext. 262.

The WVHTC was founded in 1990 by U.S. Rep. Alan B. Mollohan, D-W.Va. Its 200 member companies are working to expand West Virginias technology influence globally through research and infrastructure development.