December 19th,2019


August 29th,2019

The 2015 "Kitty Hawk Moment" commemorated at Lonesome Pine Airport Thursday came with other important economic development announcements and one proposal — of marriage — that nearly eclipsed the unveiling of the sign marking the first FAA-approved unmanned aircraft system delivery in the United States.

Announcements about new agreements forged with Old Dominion University's Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship with the Carbon Research Center Development Co. in Wise and the Wise County Industrial Development Authority.

June 13TH, 2019

Dr. Steve Hooper~ Keynote Speaker @ Southwestern Virginia Technology Council Annual Awards Banquet & Gala 2019

April 25th,2019

Sen. Tim Kaine visits the Graphene Research Center

WISE — A new research center in far Southwest Virginia is hoping to become the “graphene hub” of the country.
Graphene is a version of carbon that is the strongest material known to exist. Dubbed a “wonder material,” it’s been hyped as a substance that could transform the electronics industry and be put to creative uses. “The world has been waiting for graphene to be affordable,” said Steve Hooper, CEO.

May 21-22, 2019

National Graphene Summit