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Senate Seeks To Bring More Stakeholders Into The Development Of Corridor H

Wind turbines on a ridge tower over the deserted Corridor H highway in northern West Virginia against an overcast sky.
Sen. Bill Hamilton, R-Upshur, said that the roadway is 90 percent complete or under construction.
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Senate Bill 571 creates an energy and economic corridor authority for Corridor H. Sen. Bill Hamilton, R-Upshur, said the new authority will allow for a broad swath of stakeholders to participate in the economic and community growth related to the expansion of the corridor. 

“Planning and development is crucial to reap the full benefits of industry sectors such as tourism, hardwood, manufacturing, agriculture, energy and many others,” Hamilton said. “Economic Development has a great momentum in West Virginia. And this new authority will work to keep that going in this region of our beloved Mountain State.”

Corridor H runs through Lewis, Upshur, Barbour, Randolph, Tucker, Grant and Hardy counties. 

The bill now heads to the House of Delegates for its consideration.