02.11.19

Capito Announces Investment to Support Manufacturing Growth in White Sulphur Springs

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.5 million grant to the town of White Sulphur Springs. The funding will be used to upgrade and improve water infrastructure and is expected to create approximately 82 jobs, retain 20 jobs, and spur $35.1 million in private investment.

“This grant goes to help a project that does so much more than create jobs. This grant helps provide a future for Greenbrier County. The EDA couldn’t have picked a more worthy recipient. I can’t wait to see the lives changed through this huge project – to rebuild White Sulphur Springs and provide economic stability for years to come,” Senator Capito said.

“The Trump Administration is revitalizing American manufacturing and is bringing Made in America back,” Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said. “Following visits by both myself and President Donald J. Trump to White Sulphur Springs, these grants will help build the manufacturing industry and create new jobs.”

More details about the grant can be found here and below:

This investment will help construct a water line to assist with the development of two facilities: a barrel manufacturing plant and a related lumber mill. In addition, the project will support the local tourism industry by providing the Greenbrier State Forest with a potable water source. This project was made possible by the regional planning efforts led by the Region IV Economic Development District. EDA funds Region IV Economic Development District to bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment, and create jobs.

This project is funded under the Assistance to Coal Communities (ACC) program, through which EDA will award funds on a competitive basis to assist communities severely impacted by the declining use of coal through activities and programs that support economic diversification, job creation, capital investment, workforce development, and re-employment opportunities.  

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