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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...

National Park Service awards W.Va. preservation alliance $550,000

Endangered historic structures such as those in downtown Beckley will benefit from increased funding through the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia.
The National Park Service has awarded the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia a $550,000 Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant to help preserve endangered historic...

WVU to drill three miles down to tap geothermal hotspot

A geothermal heat map of West Virginia shows areas of potential geothermal energy hot spots.
West Virginia University researchers will drill three miles into the ground near Morgantown to test the potential of geothermal energy in the region this...

Hill Top House project in Harpers Ferry moving ahead

The Hill Top House may be accepting guests by 2024 now that the City of Harpers Ferry has approved construction.
It’s been a long time coming, but there’s good news for fans of the renowned Hill Top House Hotel, the majestic destination in Harpers...

Governor launches "Ascend WV" remote-worker program

Hikers ascend the Allegheny Front at Dolly Sods in northeastern West Virginia.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice today announced the launch of the state's premier remote-work program, aimed at recruiting outdoor enthusiast professionals to the Mountain...

Governor celebrates broadband expansion by Alpha Technologies

Alpha Technologies has expanded its broadband business innovation at its offices in South Charleston, West Virginia.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice congratulated the service-disabled, veteran-owned company Alpha Technologies for crossing the finish line on a major fiber expansion project in...

Economy building around new Elk River Trail State Park

The new Elk River Trail State Park is attracting business interests.
Excitement is building around the new Elk River Trail State Park in central West Virginia, especially downstream along the 30-mile corridor between the park...

Justice confirms state support for Wheeling streetscape

Plans call for streetscaping Main and Market streets and adjacent thoroughfares in downtown Wheeling, West Virginia.
Officials have confirmed state support for a $25-million streetscaping project in downtown Wheeling, West Virginia, and the Wheeling National Heritage Area in the state's...

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