CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTRF) – There is excitement in West Virginia about the state's success in landing more high-tech jobs.
The most recent good news was the announcement that financial software giant Intuit has a & # 39; welfare hub and innovation center & # 39; builds in the center of Bluefield. The company is best known for its "Turbo Tax" products for filing income taxes.
It is expected that between 200 and 500 new jobs will be created. Bluefield skipped over 900 other communities that were eligible for this customer service.
"You understand the talent that comes from neighboring colleges and universities," said Brad Smith, chairman of Intuit's board of directors. "And you see the possibility that we can connect Silicon Valley technology with the expertise and talent in Bluefield." We think there is a real chance to chart an even better future for Bluefield. "
Brad Smith was born in West Virginia and graduated from Marshall University.
West Virginia puts the entire press on bringing more of these modern jobs to the state.
"I think if these companies settle in West Virginia and grow, they'll tell their friends," says Anne Barth, executive director of TechConnect West Virginia. "It will be known that West Virginia has tech talent."
We spoke to Silicon Valley Intuit executives who tell us they will be back in West Virginia in a few weeks to get this operation off the ground.