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New tech program launched in Huntington


The Herald-Dispatch

Generation West Virginia Executive Director Natalie Roper speaks during a press conference to announce the launch of a new program “NewForce” Thursday at Mountwest Community and Technical College in Huntington.
(Herald-Dispatch photo by Sholten Singer)

HUNTINGTON – Move over, Silicon Valley. Silicon Holler is ready for its debut into the technology world.

With the addition of a brand-new, tuition-free coding school in the city, Huntington Mayor Steve Williams is not joking when he says Appalachia is poised to be the next Silicon Valley.

“It’s in our DNA,” Williams said Thursday at the program launch.

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