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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...

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...

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