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West Virginia Hive to provide partner support in the Community Development Hub $9.3M project


The federal government has chosen the Appalachian Climate Technologies Coalition (“ACT Now Coalition”) of West Virginia for a package of grant awards totaling $62.8 million, leveraged with another $30 million in matching funds from philanthropic foundations, local governments, and the private sector. 

The WV ACT Now Coalition and West Virginia Community Development Hub are one of only 21 winners of the highly competitive “Build Back Better Challenge” housed at the Economic Development Administration at U.S. Commerce, a $1 billion national challenge to build new economic development approaches and family-wage jobs in targeted regions. 

“The WV Hive is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such an impactful group of partners on this transformational project,” said Judy Moore, Executive Director of WV Hive and Deputy Director of New River Gorge Regional Development Authority. “The work will not only allow us to provide more entrepreneurs and business owners with support, but it will also allow us to work alongside partners to truly transform the business climate for southern West Virginia.”

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