08.31.17

Capito and Manchin Announce $15K for Bluefield Mobile App

Appalachian Regional Commission grant will support development of a mobile app to promote the City of Bluefield

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded a total of $15,000 to the City of Bluefield for the Bluefield Cool and Connected Broadband Program. The funding will support the development of a mobile app that will be used to promote the City of Bluefield. The app will support the Millennial Ambassador Program for high school and college students, link to the website promoting city activities, assist with tourist attractions and assist businesses with an inventory of available space to market.

“Projects like Bluefield Cool and Connected Broadband are perfect examples of ways we can showcase our wonderful West Virginia communities, drive tourism, and strengthen our local economy,” Senator Capito said. “I’m excited that funding like this from the ARC continues to support projects that help connect West Virginia and keep our state moving forward.”

“I’m excited to see initiatives like Bluefield Cool and Connected Broadband sprouting up across West Virginia,” Senator Manchin said. “West Virginia has so much to offer and creative ideas like this will help us show the world just that. I applaud the City of Bluefield for having the foresight to develop a mobile app and ARC for supporting this local project.” 

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