TechConnect West Virgina wants to get the word out: PR RFP issued

Steve’s breakdown: The   submittal,   consisting   of   an   electronic   copy   of   your   proposal,   should   be   sent   via   email   to   annebarth2008@gmail.com 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.

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.

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