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Huntington receives $15.7 million toward manufacturing sites


Millions of dollars in grant money, which will be used to turn former industrial properties into 21st Century manufacturing sites, are soon coming to the city of Huntington.

The Appalachian Climate Technologies (ACT) Now Coalition of West Virginia has been named as one of the 21 winners of the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge, President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced Friday.

The ACT Now Coalition will be awarded a package of grants totaling $62.8 million through the nationwide competition to use for several economic revitalization projects throughout Southern West Virginia. Of that amount, $15.7 million will go toward the transformation of two former industrial sites in Huntington into centers for 21st Century manufacturing, the city of Huntington announced Friday.

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