WVC 18 B- 13 - 3
§18B-13-3. Powers and duties.
(a) The West Virginia Development Office, in consultation with
the Commission, is hereby authorized and directed to develop a
strategic comprehensive plan and grant program to attract new
science and high technology industries, to retain and expand
current state industries through technology and other processes and
to increase research grants, contracts, matching funds and
procurement arrangements from the federal government, private
industry and other agencies. The initial strategic comprehensive
plan and each annual plan update shall be developed and filed with
the Governor and Legislature.
(b) The West Virginia Development Office, in consultation with
the Commission, shall review the work and projects undertaken by
the Center of Regional Progress, the Center for Economic Research,
the Institute for International Trade Development and the West
Virginia Foundation for Science and Technology.