CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jeff James doesn’t come right out and say it, but he’s trying to save West Virginia. The chairman of Create West Virginia, which will host its fifth-annual conference Oct. 26 and 27 in Charleston, believes the grassroots organization he oversees is trying to change the future.
Create WV wants to help West Virginians participate more in the “Innovation Economy,” which thrives on a “creative class” made up of artists, musicians, technology workers and entrepreneurs.
“West Virginia has been slow to embrace the innovation wave,” said James, who also runs the Charleston-based marketing firm, Mythology.
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