The charter for the Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research establishes a research enterprise predicated on an earning and entrepreneurial culture.

The institute will:

  • Create new jobs in West Virginia;
  • Increase state tax revenues;
  • Produce self-generative and self-sustainable economic growth;
  • Retain and employ significant numbers of West Virginia college graduates in high-paying positions with benefits;
  • Help keep the best and brightest West Virginians in the state;
  • Create educational and occupational ladders in entrepreneurial research and business innovation;
  • Generate patents from intellectual property developed within the institute/university;
  • License intellectual property for commercial business development; and
  • Nurture new economic expansion and enterprise.