By GREG JORDAN
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
PIPESTEM, W.Va. — West Virginia’s governor announced about $11 million in ongoing renovations Thursday at a state park which are aimed at fueling the state’s growing tourism industry and stimulating the region’s economy.
Gov. Jim Justice visited Pipestem Resort State Park to talk about the park’s expansion projects. Justice said this investment, funded by state bonds approved last year by the Legislature, will add to economic growth. He looked at the wintery mountain landscape outside the McKeever Lodge and remarked about the scenic view.
“It’s easy to see how beautiful it is out there,” Justice said, adding later, “You’ve got to promote your state. Any frog that isn’t proud of its own pond isn’t much of a frog.”
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