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Manchin, Carmichael Join Local Leaders In Breaking Ground For $10.4 Million Raleigh County Memorial Airport Improvement And


​​Beaver, W.Va. (August 21, 2023) – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and West Virginia Secretary of Economic Development Mitch Carmichael joined local leaders – including Raleigh County Memorial Airport (RCMA) manager Tom Cochran – in breaking ground for the 105-acre economic development expansion.

Jina Belcher, executive director of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA), shared her perspective: “A community’s airport is a driver of its well-being and economic development potential, and today’s celebration of its expansion for the recruitment of aviation and aerospace manufacturers is a bold step in the right direction.”

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