Economic Development

Better Childcare Access For Better Economic Development On This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, having access to childcare so people can go to work is a serious issue in West Virginia for economic development. In our most recent episode of The Legislature Today, Randy Yohe spoke with Del. Joey Garcia, D-Marion, and Del. Evan Worrell, R-Cabell, to explore the issue.

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AppHarvest Was Touted As Appalachia’s Future. What Happened?

The start-up was built on the idea of using cutting-edge technology and local workers to produce vegetables on an industrial scale. And this was all set to happen in eastern Kentucky, where the company’s founder said this new version of agriculture could help replace the fading coal industry. AppHarvest got a lot of attention — from national media, politicians and investors. But then, last year, the company filed for bankruptcy.

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

Senate Bill 571 creates an energy and economic corridor authority for Corridor H.

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Economic Development Secretary Carmichael Loses EDA Board Chairmanship 

A few weeks ago, with little fanfare, Gov. Jim Justice appointed his senior adviser Larry Pack as the Economic Development Authority Board Chairman. Carmichael said he has held both positions for the last three years.

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