Opinion

W.Va. development agency counting lots of base hits

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While big events make headlines, routine successes don’t often attract much attention.

The same can be said in baseball, where grand slams — a home run with the bases loaded — is big news while base hits — where the batter gets to first base — are relatively common and not talked about much.

Still, those base hits allow runners to score later.

Sticking with that theme, the West Virginia Department of Commerce is making lots of base hits these days.

Over the last four and a half years, businesses have announced more than 200 projects to expand or build operations in West Virginia, according to the state Department of Commerce as described in a Monday article by the Daily Mail’s Jared Hunt.

Those projects represent more than $8 billion worth on investments that have created nearly 1,100 jobs.

 Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette said there seems to be a public perception that state officials only focus on trying to land a few large projects…

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