(b) Legislative intent. -- It is the intent of the Legislature to adopt the following as state goals to be reached through applied science and technology and partnership programs:
(1) Moving West Virginia into the forefront of science and technology;
(2) Attracting business, federal contracts and industry; and
(3) Creating jobs for the people of this state.
(c) Definition. -- As used in this article, "Qualified business" means a business registered to do business in this state which is engaged in science and technology related "manufacturing" (as defined in section three, article thirteen-s, chapter eleven of this code) or science and technology related "research and development" (as defined in section three, article thirteen-q, or section three, article thirteen-r, chapter eleven of this code) within a research zone, park or technology center.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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