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Economic Development leaders announce plans for $11 Million initiative to build more resilient communities across southern


The Appalachian Climate Technologies Coalition (“ACT Now Coalition”) launched on Monday, Feb. 7, at Coalfield Development Corporation’s West Edge Factory in Huntington, WV.
Speakers included representatives from the state’s two largest municipalities (Charleston and Huntington), its two largest universities (West Virginia University and Marshall University), and a network of workforce, community, and economic development partners. The coalition will submit an application in March to the U.S. EDA seeking $75 million, leveraged with $30 million in other funds, to implement a coordinated economic development strategy in southern West Virginia. Senator Joe Manchin addressed the proceeding by video, and representatives of Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Congresswoman Carol Miller, as well as state government leadership, also joined in the event.
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