State news, releases and Information

Gov. Tomblin statement on Fiscal Year 2017 budget negotiations
By June 13, 2016 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin statement on Fiscal Year 2017 budget negotiations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin this weekend released the following statement regarding Fiscal Year 2017 budget negotiations: “As part of the ongoing budget negotiations, many members of the Legislature have expressed a desire to assist PEIA recipients in avoiding greater increases in their premiums. I agree with their concern, and if the Legislature passes my […]

By May 24, 2016 Read More →

WV Republican delegates issue statement on tobacco tax vote

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Several House Republican lawmakers Monday urged their fellow delegates to support a 45-cent increase in the state’s tobacco tax, saying it is essential to passing a balanced budget and averting an interruption in government services. A group of 16 Republican delegates said Senate Bill 1005, up for a final vote Tuesday, would […]

By May 16, 2016 Read More →

United Citizens for Coal launch Coal for Trump organization

Release from United Citizens for Coal:   CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Earlier this week, United Citizens for Coal launched Coal for Trump, an organization focused solely on the upcoming race for the presidency of the United States. “We believe Donald Trump offers real hope to our coalfield communities. He has said clearly that he will push […]

By May 16, 2016 Read More →

Justice: Stop playing politics and remove $1.75 million sponsorship for Greenbrier Classic from state budget

    Release from the Jim Justice Campaign: Tickets to PGA event will be free for all grounds badges CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Today, businessman Jim Justice called on the legislature and the Governor to remove the $1.75 million sponsorship for The Greenbrier Classic from the budget. For the $1.75 million sponsorship, the State received rooms, […]

By March 2, 2016 Read More →

WVMA hosting 2016 Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference

Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA) will host the second annual Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference (MMDC) March 23-24, 2016, at the Charleston Civic Center in conjunction with the West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition. One of the region’s largest manufacturing events, it combines the former WVMA Leadership Summit and Marcellus-to-Manufacturing Conference.   […]

By February 29, 2016 Read More →

Senate passes farm-to-food bank tax credit

Release from the WV Senate:  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Senate today passed Senate Bill 399, which would create a tax credit for farmers who choose to donate their products to one of the state’s food banks. The bill, which originated in the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, passed unanimously. Sponsors include Agriculture […]

By November 12, 2015 Read More →

WV veterans launch effort to support Justice for governor

“Veterans for Justice, Justice for Veterans” announces co-chairs   CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In conjunction with Veterans Day, the Jim Justice campaign announced co-chairs for “Veterans for Justice, Justice for Veterans” — a coalition of veterans across West Virginia who support Jim Justice for governor. The leaders of this grassroots group will assist in advising Justice on important […]

By November 9, 2015 Read More →

Hardwood Alliance Zone hosts Chinese and North American webinars

  ELKINS, W.Va. – The West Virginia Hardwood Alliance Zone, in another step to expand its national and international business development outreach, hosted two webinars – one for North America and one for China. The Hardwood Alliance Zone’s webinars were designed to introduce companies to what the Hardwood Alliance Zone is, does, and can offer […]

Small Business Authority lending at new high
By November 2, 2015 Read More →

Small Business Authority lending at new high

More than $23.6 billion by 7(a) Program; Community Advantage Reaches $100 Million and Recruits 100th Lender   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fiscal year 2015 proved yet another stellar year for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), as most of its financial assistance programs reached new, all-time records, which translates into substantially increased access to capital for the […]

By October 5, 2015 Read More →

$500,000 grant to TechConnect West Virginia focuses on job creation in 40 counties

TechConnect West Virginia get funding from USEDA CHARLESTON, W.Va. –  TechConnect West Virginia has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to spur innovation and entrepreneurship, long-term competitiveness and diversification and job creation across West Virginia. The program, known as ScaleUp West Virginia, is a two-year suite of programs designed to accelerate the states’ […]