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The Nucor impact Mason County ready for opportunities, challenges


POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — John Musgrave predicts a very different-looking Mason County in the next 10 years.

Musgrave, the Mason County Economic Development Authority’s executive director, says the county’s economy and population could change dramatically over the next decade. He says it will be mostly driven by the planned Nucor West Virginia steel mill in Apple Grove, but other developments are also having a positive economic effect.

“Well, I’m an old fella and I probably won’t be around to see it, but I truly feel that if, and this is an if, with what we have on the table right now, along with Nucor, takes place here, that the county’s economy and population could double or triple in the next 10 years,” he said.

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