More tech jobs coming to Morgantown?

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – OpenGov was founded in 2012 as a way to allow taxpayers to access timely information about government operations.

In September of this year the company announced a $51 million Series D financing round to fuel the company’s future growth.

From 2012 to today the company has teamed with 2,000 goverment agencies in 48 states to account for $50 billion in annual spending. Now, the company is beginning to work with school districts and other organizations to improve transparency.

Mon County commission president Tom Bloom says the company was considering expanding the New York City office to establish a district office in the eastern United States.

“We got in there to suggest the amount of cost for expanding New York city, they could build a first-class facility and they toured Leidos and they were very impressed,” Bloom said, “They realized we might be a perfect place for them.”

During the visit company officials toured the Leidos and learned about the talent pool provided by WVU.

Bloom says after looking at what Leidos has done here the negotiations appeared to become more serious.

Bloom said,”Now, they see that we could work like Leidos is doing with WVU and get the employees they want, so that was just another advantage.”