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SBIR legislation has the chance to propel WV businesses

By CONOR GRIFFITH

NCWV Media

Kanawha County Delegates Eric Nelson, left and Moore Capito, right, sponsored legislation making the SBIR matching programs possible.
(NCWV Media by Conor Griffith)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — Although education, broadband access, roads and energy were among the top issues during the 2019 session of the state Legislature, the West Virginia Bioscience Summit recently celebrated a different legislative victory.

Bryan Brown, executive director of the Bioscience Association of West Virginia, said one of the landmark pieces of legislation passed this year and signed by Gov. Jim Justice was House Bill 2550.

It establishes a new matching fund program that will be administered by the West Virginia Development Office.

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