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Steelmaker to open micro-mill in Berkeley County

Steel bars manufactured by CMC await export to market.
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice and officials at Commercial Metals Company, also known as CMC, have announced that Berkeley County will be...

State officials urge residents to help secure broadband access

Broadband access is vital in West Virginia where many new residents are reliant on access.
State officials are urging West Virginians to help ensure broadband access across the Mountain State by confirming or challenging the Federal Communications Commission's map...

Omnis to invest $60 million to extract rare earth metals

Coal waste impoundments in southwestern West Virginia.
MULLENS, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has announced that Omnis Sublimation Recovery Technologies will invest $60 million in Wyoming County and use...

West Virginia reaches nation's second highest export growth rate

“Our days of being 50th in every category coming and going are over," Justice said of the announcement.
Gov. Jim Justice announced today that West Virginia had reached the second-highest export growth rate of any state in the nation in 2021. He...

Registration open for W.Va. historical masonry workshop

A mason repairs a brick wall.
The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia, in partnership with the City of Weston, is hosting a week-long historic preservation workshop from April 25- 29,...

WVU webinar series to focus on sustainable rural tourism

The New River Gorge Bridge spans its namesake gorge near Fayetteville, W.Va.
Many West Virginia communities are enjoying a marked increase in tourism as well as an influx of new residents propelled by the work-from-home revolution,...

West Virginia craft beverage summit on tap for Jan. 27, 2022

The summit will help provide a roadmap for getting into the specialized market either as a bottler, farmer, wholesaler, or retailer.
To support the growing craft beverage industry in the Mountain State and encourage further expansion, the Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University, Brilliant...

W.Va. again breaks record for lowest unemployment rate in its history

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreases to 3.7 percent, breaking the all-time state record for the 3rd straight month.
Gov. Jim Justice announced today that West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 3.7 percent for December 2021, breaking the all-time record for...

Sheet steel mill to bring 800 jobs to Mason County

The Nucor Steel plant at Berkeley, S.C. employs 900. The W.Va. plant will employ 800.
Gov. Jim Justice announced today that Nucor Corporation has selected Mason County in western West Virginia as the location for a state-of-the-art sheet steel...

New grant designed to save neglected historic buildings in W.Va.

The new grant program is designed to save certified historic buildings in rural communities from demolition by neglect.
The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia is accepting applications for its new Saving Historic Places Grant, designed to save certified historic buildings in rural...

SBA W.Va. seeks nominations for Small Business Week 2022

Central to the eastern U.S. but refreshingly rural, West Virginia continues to attract small businesses in record numbers.
The U.S. Small Business Administration's West Virginia district office is accepting nominations for its 2022 National and West Virginia Small Business Week Awards, including...

Historic suspension bridge at Wheeling to be restored

Wheeling Suspension Bridge, Wheeling, WV, Ohio County, Mid-Ohio Valley Region
Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Division of Highways have announced that a project to repair and rehabilitate the historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge...

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