A national survey conducted by WalletHub.com recently ranked all 50 U.S. states in terms of innovation and West Virginia was the third worst state on the list.
West Virginia has been criticized for years for its lack of broadband and poor internet connectivity. However, with many new things on the horizon, state officials disagree with the notion.
“Just within the last year or so, we have seen Lydos, N3, SparkSoft, Resolver, N4, in addition to Core Ten a couple of years ago,” said Anne Barth of TechConnect West Virginia. “All choosing to be in West Virginia in addition to the tech companies that were already here to start with.”
Facebook recently announced plans of building an internet data pipeline across the Mountain State in the near future.