Steve’s breakdown: The submittal, consisting of an electronic copy of your proposal, should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “Communications (Name of your company),” and should be received no later than 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, November 7, 2011 by TechConnectWV. The RFP can be downloaded here => RattiReportRFP31
SOUTH CHALRSTON, WV: A public-private coalition working to foster a technology industry and infrastructure in West Virginia is requesting proposals through Nov. 7 to develop a PR strategy.
TechConnectWV wants a firm to create a “comprehensive communications strategy” to boost awareness of the group and its goals, especially among entrepreneurs.
The RFP says a preference will be given to West Virginia-based firms.
TechConnectWV was created at the West Virginia Coalition for Technology-Based Economic Development in 2006. It wants a social media strategy, traditional PR like media advisories, op-ed placements and press releases, along with assistance in coordinating five tech conferences, among other tenets.
Last month, the federal Economic Development Administration gave TechConnectWV a $250K to help woo high-tech jobs to the state.
Key sectors the state is trying to build on include advanced energy, biometrics, biotechnology and chemicals/advanced materials.