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WVU and partners build a solar-power test site in Fairmont

Sunrise over West Virginia
FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The launch of a partnership between West Virginia University engineers and the nonprofit and utility sectors could bring the region one step closer...

Gov. petitions for small business funding in five rural counties

US-219 follows Main Street through downtown Union, West Virginia.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is petitioning for Clay, Boone, Monroe, Preston, and Hampshire counties to be declared eligible for federal...

W.Va. to receive more than $500 million for bridge repair

I-64 Bridge at Charleston, WV, Kanawha County, Metro Valley Region
West Virginia will receive $548,083,740 over the next five years to replace, rehabilitate, preserve and build bridges as part of the federal Infrastructure Investment...

Preservation Alliance awards funding for seven 2022 projects

The Romney Dairy Barn was one of seven winners of the alliance's annual funding program.
ELKINS, W.Va. — The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia in 2022 awarded more than $488,000 in funding to restoration projects in Brooke, Mercer, Preston,...

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...


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