West Virginia's Biometrics Industry

Biometrics Industry

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West Virginia is your best access point for succeeding in the highly competitive global biometrics market. The state’s thriving cluster of large and small biometric companies, government agencies, university research facilities and business resources create an environment that ensures profitable success.

West Virginia provides access to:
  • Biometrics Markets
  • Cutting-edge Biometrics Research
  • Skilled Biometrics Work Force
  • Lower Operating Costs
  • A Quality Lifestyle
This rapidly growing West Virginia network of identification-based science and biometrics technology also provides major opportunities to form partnerships that will enhance your business capabilities and growth.

The East Coast location provides convenient access to major U.S. markets, including Washington, D.C., and government agencies in need of biometrics services.

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The FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS), located in Clarksburg, W.Va., has the fingerprints and corresponding criminal history information of more than 53 million subjects.

At West Virginia University (WVU), qualified graduates of the country’s first biometrics degree program are available to help start or expand your business.

Also at WVU, the Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR) focuses on biometric identification technology.

Through the Marshall University Master of Forensic Science degree program, students have access to state-of-the-art equipment and high-quality faculty.

The West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation (WVHTC) is focused on training and supporting the high-technology industry through commercialization services.

The I-79 Development Council is a regional marketing and business development organization that serves North Central West Virginia. The Council promotes economic diversity and business growth. Its industry focus is primarily on identification intelligence, independent energy, information technologies and integrated aerospace.