In an area where coal used to be the main source of the economy, a new industry has come into the mountains of southern West Virginia.
Off-roading is driving growth and bringing fun to thousands of residents and visitors to the Hatfield-McCoy Trail.
Some of the names behind some of these off-roading vehicles paid a visit to the trail on Monday. The hope is that rather than just sell their products there, they will eventually want to make them there.
“We have proven with as horrible as COVID was for the last year, people want the beautiful outdoors,” said U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat. “They want that separation, but they want to be able to enjoy themselves. Here’s the place to do it.”
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