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Interest high in Charleston Roots program


Three months after Charleston leaders and officials launched its Charleston Roots program, the city has received more than 150 applications from people interested in moving to West Virginia’s capital city.

The Charleston Roots program is aimed at attracting people with West Virginia ties back to the area. Selected applicants will receive a package that includes $5,000, mentorship and networking opportunities, and local memberships. People who recruit a family member or friend to return to Charleston will get $1,000.

Mackenzie Spencer, the city’s communications specialist, told MetroNews affiliate WCHS-AM the program is rooted in an increased interest in remote work amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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