- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A group that helps businesses is debuting a concept that focuses on commercializing chemistry-based technology.

The Chemical Alliance Zone is launching “ChemCeption” on Tuesday at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston.

ChemCeption director Kevin DiGregorio says the goal is to help entrepreneurs and small companies get their technologies to market while creating jobs.

Assisting in the project are the statewide economic development group TechConnectWV and nine other partners, including Marshall and West Virginia universities. Some are providing various services, technical expertise and support.