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Caperton and Wise headline 'Conversations in Innovation' in WV

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Former Governors Gaston Caperton and Bob Wise were back in Charleston on Monday evening. It was part of an event at the University of Charleston sponsored by Vision Shared. The state economic development organization brought together the former governors to discuss the goals and methods they employed during their terms in office to diversify West Virginia's economy. They also talked about the opportunities and challenges facing the state in developing and retaining intellectual capital.

The program was called "Conversations in Innovation." It was intended to bring together a diverse audience of government, community, and business leaders. The event included an opportunity for people in the audience to ask questions and get feedback from Wise and Caperton.

The event was held at the University of Charleston's Geary Auditorium. Vision Shared Inc., is a nonprofit community and economic development organization serving all of West Virginia. Its mission, according to its web site, is to strengthen the economy, transform communities, promote progressive government and improve the quality of life for West Virginians. The organization's work involves bringing together volunteers from all over West Virginia who represent all sides of issues to achieve measurable gains in four goal areas: Entrepreneurship, Education, Workforce Development and Research and Commercialization.