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 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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