Economic Development News
Thursday, October 12 2017
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $30 million to support 35 projects in 15 states under the 2017 Assistance to Coal Communities (ACC 2017) initiative. The funding will assist locally-driven efforts to communities and regions severely impacted by the declining use of coal through activities and programs that support economic diversification, job creation, capital investment, workforce development and re-employment opportunities.
Tuesday, February 10 2015
Global manufacturing leader to build manufacturing facility in Berkeley County
Charleston, WV -- Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced global consumer products giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) will build a new manufacturing plant in Berkeley County. The new facility is just the second manufacturing location that P&G has built in the United States since 1971 and represents an investment of approximately $500 million.
“Over the past 14 months, we’ve been working hand-in-hand with the team at Procter & Gamble to bring this type of investment to the Mountain State,” Gov. Tomblin said. “For years, we’ve worked to create a business climate that makes West Virginia a national and global competitor for new investments, and companies around the world are noticing the changes we’ve made. We are showing these major corporations that West Virginia is a good place to do business and the right place to make an investment.”