Randolph, Upshur counties to receive millions in federal grant funds

The Inter-Mountain
By Roger Adkins

City Editor

The development authorities in Randolph and Upshur counties will receive a combined total of more than $4 million for major business projects that will enhance the economies of both communities, according to information released by the federal government on Wednesday.

As part of President Barrack Obama’s ongoing efforts to assist communities negatively impacted by changes in the coal industry and power sector, the administration announced awards totaling $38.8 million for 29 economic and workforce development projects in and across multiple states. The awards are administered by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA). With these investments, it’s estimated that 3,418 jobs will be created or retained, and an additional $66,970,000 will be leveraged through investments from other public and private partners. Read the full article here.