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Officials say road projects, Marcellus Shale energizing West Virginia


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Mike Clowser, executive director of the Contractors Association of West Virginia, talks about opportunities for contractors across the state Thursday at the West Virginia Press Association’s 2018 Legislative Breakfast.
(News and Sentinel photo by Brett Dunlap)

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Upcoming highway projects and opportunities in the energy sector have the potential to create many jobs and economic opportunities throughout the state, officials said.

State officials and business leaders addressed the West Virginia Press Association’s 2018 Legislative Breakfast Thursday at the Embassy Suites hotel in Charleston.

The Roads to Prosperity bond issue, which passed last fall, calls for the sale of $1.6 billion in bonds over four years for road improvement projects across the state. There is also additional money from other sources, tolls, fees and taxes, that is going into these projects.

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