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State chamber summit: Economic Development Department leaders describe work, success of their new department


The day after Gov. Jim Justice announced a $141.8 million August budget surplus and recapped a year of economic accomplishments, the leaders of his new Economic Development Department spoke to state chamber members about what the state has been doing to achieve this.
Economic Development Secretary Mitch Carmichael and Economic Development Executive Director Mike Graney took the stage on the last day of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2022 Summit at The Greenbrier.
Carmichael credited the chamber for its "story that hasn't been told often or enough ... a triumph of policy over politics " in the chamber's lobbying to enact policies to promote the business environment and bring investment to the state.
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